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Gigantophis - Rogness Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogness Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-23-2012)
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Reviews by HardTarget:
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HardTarget

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%

Appearance: Murky orange amber glass holds a solid cover of tan foam that doesn't lace.

Smell: Hoppy, but not your usual hop nose. A pineapple note in an earthy, lightly peppery profile. Almost get a bit of rye, leafy but not quite bitter hops.

Taste: Almost balanced, where I expected a hop slap. The wort is slightly under-attenuated but the sappy sweetness is soaked up by the hops. Tea like flavor, a little of the exotic fruit hop notes in the nose. The scary thing is what you don't taste: alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is pretty low giving a cask like smoothness which is nice. Slick texture with a lasting coat.

Overall: A good beer! A little different take on a DIPA, different is good, but doesn't unseat the best IPA in Texas (woo Endeavor). Certainly worth a try.

01-19-2013 02:04:22 | More by HardTarget
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-28-2012 20:34:18 | More by Tiernan
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap at the Whip In.

The beer pours a red-amber color with a large white head. The aroma is full of pine with some big sugar and alcohol notes. The flavor is similar. I get some big orange and pine notes from the hops, as well as some strong sugar and alcohol notes. There is also some grass and resin from the hops. The high amount of sugar keeps the bitterness low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-23-2012 06:34:06 | More by Mora2000
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En29356

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-08-2013 01:34:15 | More by En29356
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-06-2012 21:57:23 | More by jheezee
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-19-2013 03:08:52 | More by zonker17
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BKotch

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-16-2013 03:06:04 | More by BKotch
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humpty1602

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

07-23-2014 19:11:31 | More by humpty1602
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours a semi translucent copper color, off white finger of head. Looks nice. Aroma is milder, but citrus, pine and some resins, along with a balance maltiness. Taste has a nice pine and earthy hop note, citrus and some sweet fruits, mango, with sweet breadiness, and caramel. Great body. Medium, good carbonation, slick, just feels cleaner and drinkable for the ABV, which is masked quite well. Overall, I thought it was a rather pleasant DIPA. Not too heavy, and nice flavor.

06-03-2013 23:31:03 | More by EgadBananas
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WritersBlock

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2014 01:47:24 | More by WritersBlock
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-09-2013 00:34:33 | More by blastoderm55
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -13%

03-22-2014 03:37:54 | More by bundy462
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JohnBender

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

22 oz, Wheatsville Co-op in Austin, TX. $7.99 or so.

A: Darker brown. Light head with a copper tint. Solid.

S: Sweet syrup and pine, plain and simple. Malts, malts, malts. Surprisingly absent is the alcohol.

T: Sugar and syrup, with pine interjecting at the 3/4 mark. Almost exact the smell.

M: The shining star of this beer. Perfect mouthfeel. Thick and syrup. A model for DIPAs.

O: Very strange, but it works. Less sweetness would be nice. Certainly unusual, but I think a few months would do this beer well.

07-19-2013 00:43:39 | More by JohnBender
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lanbewardin

Belgium

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%

Picked up a bottle of this at the sunrise minimart.

Carbonation is pretty low, but it poured a slight head. Amber color, extremely clear.

Smells piney, hoppy. Not an overpowering smell

Taste is not overly bitter or overly sweet. You get the hops, but its really balanced actually. My favorite quality is the creaminess. Its super creamy and easy drinkable. There was no abv on the bottle so I'm pretty surprised this is a 9 pointer.

Definitly well crafted. At 8.99 a bottle not sure if I will revisit again soon though.

10-16-2012 00:27:08 | More by lanbewardin
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-14-2013 22:17:11 | More by greenspointexas
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alanamato

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Lacking a bit for an imperial but otherwise, a good brew. Nice color, low on the hop aroma. Normal mouthfeel for a light IPA not for an IIPA. Could use a bit more thickness. Mellow hop presence but light enough for a TX summer night.

Keep up the good work Rogness.

06-02-2014 01:40:53 | More by alanamato
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obrike

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%

Had one of these on tap at Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek.

Good looking brew served in a tulip glass. A dark amber, decent head with good retention but not a lot of lacing.

Good pine needle scent backed with just a bit of sweet syrupy malt giving a little sweetness...smelled uber fresh.

Taste follows albeit not quite as pronounced as i'd hoped...sweet malt and earthy pine. Just a bit of grapefruit on the backend. A pretty bitter finish. Medium carbonation and a decent dry bite.

Certainly not a DIPA that knocks down walls...but still a solid and fresh take on the style. Glad to try a good local DIPA. Kudos Rogness.

11-18-2012 03:46:25 | More by obrike
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champ103

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%

On tap at Craft Pride in Austin.

A: Pours a hazed dark orange/reddish color. A tow finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace.
S: Buttery malt. Caramel sweetness. Then some bitter grapefruit, pine and resin. I don't like the almost diacetyl malt character, and the hops are present, but week to say the least.
T: Butter popcorn, diacetyl like malt again. Which pretty much overpowers everything. Light pine and grapefruit bitterness lingers on in the finish.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly watery, thin, and muddled. The alcohol is nowhere to be scene, so on that end...not a hard sipper.

This seems more of a mess to me than anything. Maybe an old keg? Though considering everything else at Craft Pride was fresh as can be, I don't think so. Not much of an IPA for one, and two much diacetyl like flavors for me.

03-24-2013 02:27:46 | More by champ103
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42%

11-27-2013 18:17:08 | More by nrs207
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-10-2013 21:23:53 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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remdawg007

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-19-2014 16:41:26 | More by remdawg007
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drh1382

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-23-2013 20:11:45 | More by drh1382
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-02-2014 21:54:29 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Britain

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-05-2013 14:32:55 | More by Britain
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-16-2013 00:05:10 | More by Jame515
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Gigantophis from Rogness Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.