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Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 650 ml bottle. Copper/amber with three fingers of off-white head.
S: Melon in a can with syrup, tropical fruit, citrus. I'm glad this IPA actually smells like an IPA, after the one I tried earlier.
T: I'm still waiting for something else. It's certainly not bad, but it's kind of... not enough. Grassy, but not as strongly so as one might expect. Lots of pale malts, perhaps too much. In general, the flavours just aren't bold enough for an IPA. It's not a bad beer, but it's not a good IPA.
F: Good.
O: Not quite.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.79/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Note: had immediately upon waking up, shortly after brushing teeth (had to catch a flight)... not a review for others as much as a reminder for myself to give this beer another shot if the chance ever presents itself.
- Not impressed. Malt overbearing- not balanced well with hops. Hops that are present are unremarkable- mild bitter nothingness. Not much going on this beer.

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, very cartoonish lettering on the label.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some layered snow rime lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of sharp, biscuity caramel malt, white grapefruit rind and dried orange peel, leafy, and kind of metallic mint, sugary tropical fruit, and a bit of astringent pine needle. The taste is more rounded in its maltiness, with a blend of bready, doughy, and caramel notes, a still rather tart grapefruit-led citrus fruitiness, still edgy mint notes, reduced exotic fruit, and a wavering pine/leafy/herbal acridity.

The carbonation is fairly serene in its lilting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, smooth as a biggish IPA can be, and even a little creamy, mostly of the aerated sort. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt not dropping off a whit, while the various hop esters bump heads, jostling for position on my palate.

Overall, a tasty enough Yankee IPA, though the large dive from the nose to the flavour was a certain let-down. Re-righted, all is well, as the alcohol does well to keep its nose clean, and the simplicity of a heretofore complicated hoppy ale reveals itself to me - Imma gonna enjoy the rest of this bomber.

Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.