Axes Of Evil - Gigantic Brewing Company
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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
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
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
11-07-2012 02:32:40 | More by BrownNut
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
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
10-23-2012 23:59:42 | More by RockyTopHeel
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
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
10-23-2012 02:45:06 | More by PEBKAC
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
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
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
09-27-2012 16:33:03 | More by hmph
4/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
09-22-2012 04:01:55 | More by JohnnyP3
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
Axes Of Evil from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.