Gigantic IPA | Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA

Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaftCaskBC on 06-05-2012

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Photo of Reidrover
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" S.Salem. $4.99 Typical good IPA look burnt orange with a good sized frothy and thick white head. Fine piney/citric hop aromas..very fresh Taste is the begin with and is good yet it peters out into a weak hop boredom..weird. Palate is OK nothing special THis is a strange one at the first smell and the beginning of the taste it was heading for a "4"..then after that it just sank without a trace. Perhaps this is an old bottle..will try again fresh

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Photo of CookstLiquor
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a deep orangey-copper colour with a slight beige head. This is quite a big IPA but it drinks very easily. The nose is loaded with tangy, citrusy hops. And the palate follows suit with a very distinct grapefruit peel/rind flavour. Tasty! The finish is nice and dry and altogether this is amazingly refreshing for 7.3% ABV.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, hazy copper-orange body, big fluffy white head with nice sticky lace

smell: floral, tangerine, hopping rather subtle

taste: a nice refreshing IPA - fresh floral notes, more tangerine and sweet orange than bitter citrus flavors, lemon, toasted malt backbone

mouthfeel: light, refreshing, low bitterness

overall: good, not great. Interested to try their DIPA

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Photo of Murrhey
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live. Don't know what to expect. I know little of the brewery and less of the beer.

A- Two finger cream colored head, some banana color. Long retention. Like two minutes and still at an inch. Lovely thick lacing and nice density in the head. Medium amber color with semi-clarity. This is as nice a looking IPA as I can remember seeing.

S- Citrusy hops and an extremely crisp and appealing scent of Braeburn apples. Lovely, light and fruity. The hops are subtle but pleasant.

T- Light cidery flavor with a tad of hop oil in the finish. Balances the hops well for an American IPA and does not come off as too abrasive. A touch of alcohol really reigns it in nicely. Bitter finish.

M- Heavier, almost syrupy. Avoids being gross though, with a cloudy sort of feel. Could be improved, but nice and dry on the finish.

O- Mouthfeel could use work, but the appearance, smell and taste are all wonderful.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice, clear orangish color with a medium dirty white cap, some bubbles and light lacing

S: Nice citrus and light tropical fruits really dominate the nose along with some breadiness

T: The taste is an immediate blend of light orange peel, lemon zest, tangerines, pineapple with some light bread. These flavors linger on leaving a nice slightly slick but still rather clean with a nice hop bite on the end

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, airy and fruits really whop the taste buds

O: Very good overall.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 7.10.12.

A new Portland Brewery, why not?

A - Pours a cloudy, medium orange with a fluffy tan to off-white head. Good retention. Very Pretty pour.

S - Pine, grass, orange, tropical fruit. I could smell it as soon as I poured it.

T - Mostly bitter pine and grass. Subtle mango finish.

D - Great carbonation with a medium perfectly balanced body.

O - Very, very nice IPA. I could smell the hops as soon as the cap was poppped. I wasn't expecting much, but really enjoyed this one. If you are a hop head, grab some.

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Photo of Rutager
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy gold-amber with a finger of thick off-white head.

Smell. Sweet yellow grapefruits, oranges, toasty malts. Smells great.

Taste. Yellow grapefruit juice, citrus rinds, toasty malts, more juicy citrus fruits. Yum.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. This stuff is great. Everything I like in an ipa and abv is really well hidden.

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Photo of kscaldef
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of loren01
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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