Gigantic IPA - Gigantic Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A: Good clarity. Amber bordering on copper. Dense white head with good retention and lacing.
S: Juicy, citrus hops. Mild tropical fruit notes and caramel malt character
T: More bitter than the aroma would have led me to expect; I'd like to see some of those fruity hop aspects coming out here. Cracker malt base, and some grapefruit and pineapple.
M: Possibly the medium-est body I've encountered in a beer. I know that's a strange thing to say but, really, this body is striking in it's medium-ness. Lightly astringent and bitter finish. Medium-high carbonation. Very clean.
O: This seems to be a very technically well-executed IPA, but lacking a certain soul or character. Maybe this is what I'm getting at in my comments on the mouthfeel. This seems to be a perfectly-made average beer. 5 years ago, I would have drank this beer a lot. In another town, I might drink this beer a lot. But, in Portland, in 2012, I feel like an IPA needs to stand out in some direction and I can't find anything that this beer is doing that's making a statement about what the brewers think an IPA should taste like.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2012 01:00:31 | More by kscaldef
4.45/5 rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Purchased this at By the bottle in Vancouver. Pours a clear orange color with good sized head.
S: Smell is very citrusy, grapefruit, tangerine. Slight bit of caramel malt.
T: Slight malt up front followed by big citrusy hop bite at the end.
M: Medium bodied, carbonation feels about right to me.
O: This is a really good IPA, glad I picked this up.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2012 01:47:03 | More by loren01
British Columbia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at St. Augustines in Vancouver.
A: 1/8" tan colored head over cloudy orange amber liquid.
S: Grapefruit, lemon and pine hops.
T: Grapefruit, lemon and pine hops with a rich malt backbone.
M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.
O: This very citrusy IPA is very drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
06-05-2012 22:33:52 | More by DaftCaskBC
Gigantic IPA from Gigantic Brewing Company
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