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Axes Of Evil - Gigantic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%


Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-16-2012)
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Bfarr

Washington

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy orange amber with thin off-white head and okay retention. Resinous tropical citrus. Sticky earth and grass with a dominating biscuit malt with just some very light notes of the tropical fruits. Light to moderate bittering. Light, sharp body with a heavy finish.

A good hop display in the aroma is quickly beaten back by the malts throughout the remainder of the drinking experience. The initial aroma is great but is dominated by a heavy biscuit and pilsner. Not an overall pleasant experience to finish but a pint wouldn’t be bad if I felt like a heavy EPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 20:07:32 | More by Bfarr
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ccrida

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My perception of this beers seems to be an outlier - I had it without knowing really anything about it other then a collab IPA. I loved it. Overwhelmed with the flavor, and aroma, of juicy fruit bubble gum. Light bodied, huge, bright sweet hops, it was pretty much perfect to me, in taste as well as uniqueness. Maybe I'd tire of it as an everyday beer, but for at least the one bomber, I was in heaven.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 05:42:58 | More by ccrida
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled into a tulip.

Pours a hazy strawberry blonde with a white head that recedes quickly.

Has sweet, slightly tart aroma, reminiscent of sour hard candies.

Flavor is fairly sweet with a sour background. Fades quickly with very little aftertaste.

Light to moderate body with moderate carbonation.

I was glad to see other people struggle with reviewing this one as much as I did. Overall a good beer with some interesting characteristics but something missing. Light body would make for a good summertime brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 23:43:58 | More by srhoadsy
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Bier Thirty for about $6ish... Poured into my slim tulip.. hazed
light orange with a good head and lacing.

EDIT: Just going to put this out there right up front... This is NOT
an English Pale Ale... A pretty cool mash-up from Gigantic and 3
Floyds.. but still... NOT an English Pale Ale.

Nose shows citrus blossoms and some background tropical fruity hops...
malt profile is mild caramel and hints of nutty/toasty malts..

Flavor is about the same.. nice American fruity hops and malts that
get punched in the mouth.. only hints of caramel or toasty elements...
nutty/toasty notes show up on the finish.. but even then the hops
steamroll anything from the English 2-row catalog.

Body is good.... Fairly thick for an APA, good for an EPA.. medium
carbonation...

Overall, waaaay toooo much American influence and it blows out what
little English input that may be there... Maybe if you let it age for
a while :-)

Decent American Pale ale... but pretty shitty English Pale Ale.

Meh... I doubt I will buy this again unless somebody wants it for a
trade.. Too expensive and too lackluster for anything other than a
one-time enjoyment.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3/3

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 00:46:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - dark orangish amber with a soft, short, white head

S - floral, citrus, ruby red grapefruit, bread, faint burnt sugar, medicine

T - floral, citrus, caramel, medicine, toasted malt, grapefruit, bread

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

I'm not sure what to say about this beer. It's all over the place. The hops are citrusy and forward. The malt bready and light. There are weird medicinal notes throughout and a citrus character that tastes like juice from concentrate. I won't be having this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 20:17:19 | More by tdm168
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BrownNut

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint

Had this in a social situation so couldn't give it the usual critical review, but this one really surprised me. It smells so good. There's a fruitiness mixed with a mild sour dough note. It's mild and easy drinking but each sip is interesting and tasty. Just a hint of bitterness but barely even into pale ale territory. Very pleasant and very well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 02:32:40 | More by BrownNut
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harrymel

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled: unk

This beer surprised the shit outta me.

From the label: Gigantic + Three Floyds unleash this true weapon of mass distraction. Citrus, floral and tropical hoppyness lead to full malt flavour from proper english malt, kilned over welsh coal. Brewed for those of us that live and die in the timbers army and section 8.

Pours fuzzy apricot with a sheet of fine whites and soapy hedges. Smells of peat, malt, coal, grapfruit, orange zest, grass and some floral coatings. Nice nose. Tastes of fine malts with a smoked accent, some peaty character, a bit of hay, lots of biscuit, some bitterness and a hint of orange pith. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a slick over dry finish. I like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 04:54:30 | More by harrymel
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-amber with a short, creamy head. Aroma of citrus (lemon especially) and pine needles. Wow -- big, sweet, juicy lemon on the tongue, with a smooth, full mouthfeel and a hint of balancing biscuit. Definitely an American take on the style, but the creamy light-bodied drinkability certainly remind me of British ales. Finish is nice and dry.

Not the most robust or complex beer I've had, but certainly enjoyable. I wish I could get it all the time.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:59:42 | More by RockyTopHeel
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PEBKAC

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from LetsPour.

Sweaty bottle, rounded pint glass. Admiring the depraved personas of the ratebeer chatroom while trying to plug in reviews on an otherwise ordinary weekend afternoon.

Clouded orange amber, brew. tall, but thin whitewash head.

Mild citrus rind; juicy. Leafy green. Faintly buttery. Toasty grain.

Taste is toasty grain upfront, followed by very sharp, bittersweet citrus/coriander. Beyond astringent, a wincing, sharp pith. So I corked the bottle & came back to it a few hours later. ... Mellowed, but still lingering. Lots of juicy fruit & bitter lettuce. Not traditionally bitter, but just coming from a different direction. Crispy carbonation. Body is a little itchy. Average alcohol. Finish is dry grain & lingering foliage.

"Kilned over Welsh Coal" - Yeah, totally picked that out. :P

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:45:06 | More by PEBKAC
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A dull amber orange body, and some minor cola like bubbles hit the glass. Quite a hazy appearance, with a three finger off white light tan head, some pretty good staying power and retention, and some big swiss cheese holes for bubbles.

Nose is really faint, a mild soft chew orange citrus hop is just trying to creep out. Faint peanut nut on this strangely too. Not bad but kind of uninteresting.

In the palate a mellow orange juice hop quality mixes with some rolling malts on the tongue nicely. Fairly decent body feel with an almost juicy rich coating, but just not getting there. Aftertaste brings some light toasty aromas of malt, some faint soda flat carbonation seems to pop out also.

Overall not too bad for a pale ale, easily drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 20:43:08 | More by smakawhat
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange with a 2 finger white creamy head. Good retention and spotty lacing down the glass.

Bready caramel malt mixed with some pleasant American hops. Loads of citrus specifically orange along with a bit of tropical fruit.

Very interesting flavor profile. Not overly hoppy as most things FFF touch (not that that's a bad thing). Bready biscuit malt stands out and is perfectly balanced by the citrus hops. Neither too hoppy or too malty.

Fairly thick for the style with medium-low carbonation.

Very impressed by Gigantic so far. I feel this is a good blend of an English and American IPA that creates a unique flavor profile. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 21:21:53 | More by jmarsh123
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hmph

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from Lordkrystic, making my way through the huge box, thanks again!

A - Beautiful golden orange hazy liquid sitting in the glass, looks stunning! Mild head with nice tiny carbonation bubbles, lacing sticks with it

S - Fruity and citrus, borderline resinous but it pulls back a little bit, some sweeter biscuity malt melds nicely with the strong hop smell

T - Nice initial fruit burst with a quick transition to the sweetness and finally ending on an earthy homegrown orange note that quickly passes, finish is very dry and clean

O - Pretty fabulous tasting English Pale Ale, very drinkable, enjoyable and would easily finish a few of them! Really enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 16:33:03 | More by hmph
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JohnnyP3

Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark gold with about a finger's worth of head on the beer. Well carbonated. Relatively good lacing on the glass.

Picking up notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and bread-like malt aromas.

Taste pretty well matches the nose. Nice shot of citrus/tropical fruit up front with a nice malt balance. Definitely more along the lines of an English pale ale/IPA. Orange peel/rind in the finish. Finish also features a slight hint of buttery toffee.

Mouthfeel is lively and crisp with good level of carbonation. Would go nicely with a blue cheese, I think.

Overall, an enjoyable, crisp, hoppy English-style IPA or pale ale. Hops and malt work together quite nicely here. Good collaboration between Gigantic and 3 Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 04:01:55 | More by JohnnyP3
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Whole Foods in Tanasbourne. Brewed in collaboration with Three Floyds.

Pouring a clear light copper with an off-white head comprised of large bubbles and a thin foam cap, this looks nice. Lacing here is minimal. The nose is quite enjoyable. Fruity and perfumey hops are most noticeable, along with a little bit of toffee, caramel, and a slight mineral/chalk note. An earthy hop bitterness is also perceived. A mild fruity, earthy hop character is also present.

The palate opens with a blend of fruity hops balanced with a blend of toffee, caramel (more like brittle rather than crystal malt). The fruity hop flavor is especially enjoyable. Toasty, moderately malty in the mid-palate, with a prominently fruity yeast expression that I'm digging, this beer is quite tasty. Medium in body with a moderate carbonation, this beer has a finish that's mildly bitter, drying and has lingering flavors of toffee, butterscotch and fruit. The bitterness is a blend of herbal and pine, with a subtle and appropriate level of resin present. Impressive.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 05:12:59 | More by DefenCorps
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of DaftCaskBC. Thanks man! From an old fav and a new fav, how could this one possibly be less than excelent??

Appearance. Pours caramel-gold with a half finger of thick, white head.

Smell. Toasty malts, citrus rinds, some pine and tropical fruits.

Taste. Toasted malts, sweet citrus fruits, pineapple, very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Awesome pale!! Easy drinking and some great, refreshing flavours. (Yes flavours!!! This review is coming straight outta' the great white north, yo!)

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:52:26 | More by Rutager
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/4" white head over deep amber liquid.

S: Honey and leafy, earthy and grassy hops.

T: Grapefruit, orange peel, as well as leafy and grassy hops over a caramel malt backbone.

M: Thin viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: This English style ale is quite dry, and would be more drinkable if it was sweeter and more malty like a Fullers.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 02:23:10 | More by DaftCaskBC
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into Barley Brown's shaker pint glass, 8.5.12.

One finger small bubbles white head, medium-slow dissipation with above average lacing. Interesting aroma, bready with an assertive hop aroma, spicy and peppery. Taste mirrors nose, this is one hoppy pale ale. Mouthfeel on the light side of medium, decent effervescence. This was a very interesting collaboration, a drinkable pale ale with a significant hop presence. One of the hoppiest versions I've had of the style, close (bot not quite) as hoppy as Barley Brown's Tumble Off. I look forward to the next collaboration, it's going to be huge.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 03:41:42 | More by jdense
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a lightly hazed orangish color with a moderate white cap and bubbles with light lacing

S: Subtle grapefruit and pine on the nose

T: Sarts out with a light grapefruit balaned with a light caramel. The finish is rather clean and dry with light to moderate hop bite

M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, balanced and it definitely leans English

O: Pretty good

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:25:46 | More by barleywinefiend
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad!

Smell: interesting aroma which is grainy, floral, soapy and spicy. At first I didn't know how to interpret it, but I feel like it has grown on me. An interesting take on an English pale.

Taste: flavor is more of the aroma. Grainy, bready malt is rounded out by a floral, lightly spicy hop flavor and finally a relatively strong bitterness for the style. I appreciate this beer as much for its novelty as for its flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big level of carbonation and a pretty huge creaminess. I like it.

Overall: kind of a strange beer, and not normally my bag. However, I could see myself drinking a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 23:33:00 | More by flagmantho
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dirtylou

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber - collaboration with FFF

appearance: served in a hiliards can-pint, dull orange-copper body, light beige film

smell: toasted bready malts, orange peel

taste: a great Americanized english IPA - really an interesting hop profile - orange zest, lemon, grapefruit matched 1:1 with bready toasted malt notes. Three floyds influence here is obvious - the best of the bunch from Gigantic thus far

mouthfeel: light, refreshing - light bitterness

overall: solid

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 01:22:58 | More by dirtylou
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 7.30.12

A - POurs a cloudy dark orange with a one inch cream-colored bubbly head.

S - Hoppy pine and oranges. Dare I say 3F influence?

T - Hoppy citrus first, then a strong english malt dominates the finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body. Bitter finish.

O - These guys are 3/3 on their bottled beers in my book. Keep it up.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 05:49:39 | More by HuskyinPDX
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin white head that dissipates slowly to a ring around the glass with slippery lacing. Light, but intriguing aroma of light toasted malt and aromatic light fruit leaning towards stone fruits like peach and apricot, maybe some pineapple. Flavor is dominated by similar fruit and citrus hops with a nice biscuit malt base. Citrus hop and residual fruit flavors in the finish. Flavors are somewhat subdued, but nicely balanced. Definitely interesting flavors and somewhat more citrus hops than I'd expect for an English pale ale, but then I feel this style could use a little eccentricity once in a while. An interesting flavor profile while providing the basics of an English ale. Medium bodied with a somewhat surprising hint of creaminess. Nice job.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 04:18:54 | More by LiquidAmber
Axes Of Evil from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.