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Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 06-05-2012)
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tumbler.

If one free beer is good, two is even better, right? This stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine sap, sweet flowers, light orange zest, light candied lemon peel, and sweet caramel throughout the background. The taste leans heavily toward the pine sap, some new grass, and the dried rinds of the aforementioned fruits. The caramel also comes across a bit drier, almost flaky-tasting. What results is a strange blend of varying bitternesses that all clash with one another. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent IPA, but one whose bitterness just doesn't sit well with me.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 22:24:04 | More by TMoney2591
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raulstotle12

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2014 23:36:18 | More by raulstotle12
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StJamesGate

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tawny amber with off white finger of film.
Big sugared tangerine nose – yum!
Dried apricot on white toasted sliced pan with light pine, canned orange slices, passionfruit, and floral hops.
Guava end and clean waxy finish.
Lt-med, oily, good bit of cling when it warms.

Light and orangey – Centennial over Simcoe (which shows as maybe a bit of passionfruit.) Never hints at 7.3%. Not the most complex, but bright, balanced, and moreish. An above average PDX IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 23:36:09 | More by StJamesGate
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-15-2014 12:43:39 | More by Norseman
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-05-2014 02:08:16 | More by chossboss
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DDII


4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-03-2014 23:21:34 | More by DDII
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Paige

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-03-2014 18:18:28 | More by Paige
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IAmSam

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-03-2014 05:56:13 | More by IAmSam
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VanKieft

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-22-2014 20:36:13 | More by VanKieft
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-16-2014 17:47:27 | More by OnryAndMean
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-15-2014 22:14:08 | More by Kurmaraja
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-13-2014 06:23:42 | More by oso
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-11-2014 23:35:05 | More by jgunther71
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-11-2014 22:13:00 | More by krome
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-09-2014 20:25:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-28-2014 03:04:53 | More by Niceroad77
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-22-2014 17:46:57 | More by jaydoc
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-22-2014 04:26:43 | More by Booner818
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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-20-2014 04:21:07 | More by Iowacraft
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big white head. Thick surface foam and great retention. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Musty. Some orange hops. Smells sweet. Something slightly funky.

Taste - Orange citrus hops. Sweet pale malts. Some sweet caramel. Musty. Lingering sweetness. Medium bitterness. A hint of astringency.

Mouthfeel - A little too sweet and heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not a big fan. Too sweet for me. Not enough flavorful to justify it.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 01:22:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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ToxicSmurf

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-17-2014 08:16:52 | More by ToxicSmurf
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-16-2014 17:04:52 | More by BARFLYB
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RussBeercier

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-15-2014 19:28:27 | More by RussBeercier
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-12-2014 06:08:10 | More by smekermann
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The taste of the Northwest is in good hands with Gigantic Brewing Company. Capturing the citrusy and herbal essence that make the region's hops so zesty manifests in their flagship IPA for a friendly and fruity taste.

Light amber in color, the highlights of gold and orange capture the beer's hazy character. Its unadulterated appearance quickly separates froth from beer as a creamy eggshell-white foam coats the surface with great retention. As the ale fades, it speckles the glass with random lacing.

Bright aromas of hops dominate the nose. Citrusy grapefruit and freshly zested oranges are the main culprits while more floral orange blossom and honeysuckle follow closely behind. Its light honey and thin caramel character seem to give the fruit a juicy boost while more herbal and grassy elements arise heading into taste.

Its faint sweetness greets the tongue with the light grainy sweetness of caramel, biscuit and honey. Sweetness turns dry as the middle palate introduces sharp grapefruit and orange peel, in all their tangy glory. Then as the ale trends even drier and bitter, its light grassy, chivy, and herbal flavors trail in aftertaste.

Medium bodied, the beer's early sweetness and creamy carbonation promotes more a more moderate mouthfeel. But a quick drying delivers acute citrus pith bitterness and mild alcohol warmth with light vegetative astringency lingering just behind the resinous bitterness.

With a slightly more elevated "tangy" citrus character, the ale's smooth bitterness, drier tone and short-lived malt sweetness really hits home the taste that makes Northwest ales so delicious (minus the taste or aroma of the hippies).

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 16:31:45 | More by BEERchitect
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.