Axes Of Evil - Gigantic Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +1%
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
08-07-2012 02:25:46 | More by barleywinefiend
3.55/5 rDev -8%
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.
10-17-2012 20:43:08 | More by smakawhat
3.25/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
11-10-2012 20:17:19 | More by tdm168
3.35/5 rDev -13.2%
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
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
11-14-2012 00:46:43 | More by JohnGalt1
4.13/5 rDev +7%
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.
08-04-2012 05:49:39 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.23/5 rDev +9.6%
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
08-06-2012 01:22:58 | More by dirtylou
4.88/5 rDev +26.4%
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.
11-21-2012 05:42:58 | More by ccrida
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
07-30-2012 04:18:54 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
08-06-2012 23:33:00 | More by flagmantho
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
09-10-2012 05:12:59 | More by DefenCorps
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
10-29-2012 04:54:30 | More by harrymel
British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
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!)
09-03-2012 21:52:26 | More by Rutager
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
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.
10-11-2012 21:21:53 | More by jmarsh123
Axes Of Evil from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.