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Whole In The Head - Gigantic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 04-19-2013)
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Nightrain

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-10-2013 01:42:31 | More by Nightrain
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-09-2013 07:28:05 | More by largadeer
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kdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-05-2013 05:49:26 | More by kdown
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-03-2013 14:01:28 | More by alpenglocken
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kmeyer45

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-02-2013 15:24:44 | More by kmeyer45
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-02-2013 02:48:50 | More by Hobbit
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-01-2013 02:03:17 | More by jera1350
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-30-2013 11:31:46 | More by Cynic-ale
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-29-2013 01:41:59 | More by drummermattie02
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2013 05:31:35 | More by shelby415
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-25-2013 00:07:10 | More by Mersh
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Insubordinator

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

07-24-2013 21:56:42 | More by Insubordinator
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-24-2013 21:56:28 | More by Dizzy242
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penniwisdom

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2013 03:26:14 | More by penniwisdom
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lpstar

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-23-2013 03:18:48 | More by lpstar
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-23-2013 00:34:56 | More by bluckbeyes
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-22-2013 23:55:54 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-20-2013 21:17:04 | More by mhaugo
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-20-2013 02:30:35 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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mborden

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2013 18:25:34 | More by mborden
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-17-2013 18:34:27 | More by BeerLover99
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate-light haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam with a bit of lace left on the glass. Nice.

Smell: smooth, citrusy hops with a pretty strong underlying malt base. A bit on the sweet side, but that is to be expected. I really like the character, but it is a bit light in intensity, especially for the style.

Taste: strong citrusy hops build upon the sweet malt base. Much more effective than the aroma, although conveying pretty much the same story. Bitterness is strong but not out of hand. I really like the hop character here.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation, although not generating a huge creaminess. It's sufficient, but not wonderful.

Overall: this is a tasty beer, and although it could probably benefit from a few adjustments, is definitely worth the time of day.

07-17-2013 03:47:57 | More by flagmantho
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-16-2013 03:46:33 | More by jplopez21
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

bomber into a tulip, no bottling date

pours a rich, dark copper color with an inch and a half lasting white head. good and hoppy aroma with the typical piney NW hop aroma. taste is quite pleasant and surprising. hops are big but the malt character is definitely big and pronounced too. very well balanced. slight bitterness hits you at first but its quickly followed by a sweet citrusy malt kick. very nice. medium bodied with medium carbonation, easy dirnking DIPA for sure.

overall a very good DIPA. west coast brewers just know how to brew IPAs.

07-12-2013 22:02:14 | More by Axnjxn
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markcp

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-12-2013 20:38:41 | More by markcp
Whole In The Head from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.