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The Royale - Gigantic Brewing Company

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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 47
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dirtylou on 11-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 47
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy golden-orange, plenty of loose bubbles all around my glass. Dense, soapy head is out of control- huge and lasting! Blankets of sticky lace, even forming protruding ridges. Bottle art is colorful and inviting; I guess I have a thing for anime redheads. Yucky sediment at the bottom.

S: Hop-derived citrus, also tropical fruits (peach, mango).

T: Both families of fruits are still there, but now a toasty bread note has entered the picture, as well as my arch-nemesis soapy flavor, although that is mild. Yeast perceived on the finish. sweeter near the beginning but finishes pretty dry. Not as refreshing as the nose would suggest, but good.

F: Full body, appropriate carbonation. Too bad the foam island keeps away from my orifice, it looks so soft.

O: If only that nose was applied to the flavor, this would be an awesome brew. As it was, it was really good, but not quite as sessionable as I'd like; I'd like to have as many redheads as possible in a night. (973 characters)

Photo of Etan
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a flute.

A: Pours a pale orange/gold with a nice white head.

S: Very citrusy, with notes of spritzy orange juice, lemon, persimmon, candi sugar, some sweet breadiness.

T: Taste brings pale malt, mild clove, a bit peachy, slight floral hop bitterness. A bit dry.

M: Light-bodied with almost frothy carbonation.

O: This is a clean, drinkable, slightly hoppy BPA. I was in the mood for something like this and it delivered. Very refreshing. (452 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bought from Grocery Outlet in Salem. $4.29 Poured into my PBR "chalice". Dull,cloudy golden coloured beer, small bubbly white head. Lovelly fruity/spicy aromas..nice yeast .Getting gooseberry for some reason..its nice. Smooth ,spicy,bitter and mild sweetness,peaches,lightly sweet apple and candy sugar..pretty darn good. Nice carbonation and good feel on the tongue. Nice drinkable beer (393 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy light orange with a white head and a patchy ring of lace around the glass.

S - Light citrus hops, bubblegum, doughy pilsner, Belgian yeast, light earthy notes and a touch of spice.

T - Tart in the beginning followed by citrus hops and juicy bubblegum, spice, belgian yeast, earthy finish.

M - Medium body with high carbonation making seem a touch heavier than it is.

D - Solid BPA. (396 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip)
Beer #5
A- This beer pours a dense hazy orange body that is almost murky. There is a thick bubble head that last for the full beer.

S- The light but juicy citrus hops gives way to a soft white dough note that blends with some Belgian yeast character.

T- The slight tart note gives way to a mellow juicy citrus hops flavor that takes on more of an apricot flavor as it grows. There is a nice estery Belgian yeast character in the finish with some pine pungency that lingers softly without bitterness.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight scrubbing fizz that settles down after a bit.

O- There is a nice hop flavor and aroma and it would be wonderful to have more of that, but it really compliments the nice yeast character making me beg for another sip to get more of it. This is a very nice beer and sessionable especially for $5.99 a bomber. (874 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to SatlyMalty for introducing this brewery to me. Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date but, as I look at the bottom of the bottle for one, I can see a lot of sediment. Certainly bottle conditioned.

A- Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with a full inch of off-white head that has great retention Sudsy lacing adheres to the glass in random clots.

S- Very Bretty with pungent wafts of yeast, spice, hops and tropical fruit aromas. Notes of lemon, orange, pear and pineapple. Quite effervescent with the alcohol sticking out toward the end and has a barnyard quality to it.

T- Very complex assortment of yeasty richness, subtle hops and a surprising toasty character from the malt. Modest sweetness and tartness. As the beer warms, the flavors get sort of mish-mashed and a the palate becomes a bit confused but, overall, it's a nice flavor profile.

M- Sharp and spritzy with medium-high carbonation and a bigger body than most BSPAs.

O- Very Good. I look forward to trying more of these guys' beers in the future. (1,056 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild golden yellow with an orange tint and thick, frothy white head into my glass. Very nice colors. I was initially confused by the presentation on the label.

Spicy yeast and piney hops dominate the nose. It's a good contrast that seems to work well for ales of this style.

Think of the taste as a chewy, sweet pale ale with plenty of grassy hops and a twang of spice. It doesn't pound you over the head with a profile dominated by the yeast.

The mouthfeel is pleasant too. Very balanced for the style. It's almost not a BPA in a sense.

Definitely worth a try if you've been looking for a balanced BPA. (616 characters)

Photo of canucklehead
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the nose on this beer, all citrus hops and slight touch of Belgian yeast. This seems like a pale ale version of a Belgian IPA, North American hops with a Belgian profile. Very drinkable and yet quite nuanced in its finish and balance. Gigantic continues to impress. (270 characters)

Photo of ccrida
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gorgeous label, a nice mix of art-deco and psychedelic. Appearance is a murky pale yellow with a small white collar, no lace.
Yeast BPA, musty, some fruity esters, rather earthy, especially on the nose.
Slippery, medium+ body.
Decent overall drinkability, banana esters and earthy hops, a touch thick. Average. (311 characters)

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a deep golden yellow with a thin white head. You immediately get a huge floral/cannabis/fruity nose that is heavy on hops and Belgian yeast notes. The palate offers up a similar profile. You definitely get the fruity Belgian esters that this style is known for, but there's quite a big hop finish with a bracing lemon rind flavour. (365 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a cloudy orangish color with good carbonation leaving a nice white head, good dose of bubbles and good head retention and lacing

S: Big Belgian yeast leaves some citrus, a little bit of funkiness, hints of spice, light banana and wheat

T: A fruity note of banana, citrus upfront with a Belgian yest, hay, picking up some light butter like phenols but the finish has a dry, spicey lfinish

M: medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit astringent and cloying

O: Not to shabby. Average. (492 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head tha dissipates to patchy foam and a ring around the glass, slight slippery lacing. Aroma of bready malt, pears, light citrus, Belgian yeast and a hint of hops. Flavor of citrus, grassy hops, light apple juice, bitter herbs. Finishes with a combination of herbal (non-hop) bitterness and Northwest hops. Medium bodied. An odd beer that appears to be more like a Belgian IPA, but dryer and not that well balanced. The apparent combination of astringent herbs and hops might have worked better with a more robust malt or dominant Belgian yeast. Interesting, but unbalanced. (655 characters)

Photo of kscaldef
2.84/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Large, fluffy head in my tulip. Golden with slight haze

S: "Belgiany", but not overly fruity. Some light phenols. Overall, quite muted.

T: Surprisingly dry and earthy. Bottle doesn't say anything about brett, but maybe it's there. Moderately bitter finish

M: medium-high carbonation, mild astringency, light body

O: A fairly uninteresting example of the style. (367 characters)

Photo of harrymel
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just showed up in town here in the last week, so figuring it was bottled recently..

Pours golden raisin with a surface sheet of fine white. Smells of golden malts, lightly of belgian yeast, hint of metal, a little chamomile and sweet clay. Flavor is bitter with a good yeasty peppering and some grassy malts. I like the bitterness provided here. Medium bodied with tight, dissipating carb and a wet finish. Pretty good, I like that they controlled the yeast and prevented it from dominating. Another good one from this brewery (527 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 11.4.12.

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a one inch foamy head that fades pretty fast.

S - Orange citrus and candy. Very welcoming.

T - Citrus, floral, candy. Subtel and welcoming. Not overly sweet.

D - Nice carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Sweet and floral balance keeps you coming for more. (323 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
2.51/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Slight cream coloured head over honey/amber liquid.

S: Honeydew, honey, apple, pear, flowers and grass.

T: Grass, earth, pears, green apple and a somewhat waxy finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium to fine level of carbonation.

O: This dry Belgian Pale Ale doesn't have the best flavour profile. So far it is my least favourite from this brewery. (356 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, "Beer #5"

"The Royale is a Belgian Pale Ale. 6.3% ABV, the brew uses Weyermann Pils as its base malt, as well as a bit of Munich and Crystal malt. For spicing and aroma, it is hopped with Cascade, Crystal and Mt Hood."

appearance: sweet label in all aspects - served in my elysian goblet, hazy dark apricot body, 1/3" fluffy white head, just a light ring of lace

smell: bready malt, light citrus

taste: i like belgian pales, but this is fairly mediocre - a bit heavy, not enough of a yeast bite - citrus peel, doughy pilsner malt, bread, flowers

mouthfeel: medium, cloudy

overall: ok, but not worthy of repurchase (644 characters)

The Royale from Gigantic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.