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Gigantophis - Rogness Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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 lanbewardin:
Photo of lanbewardin
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

lanbewardin, Oct 16, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Tiernan, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

En29356, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jheezee, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +15.9%

zonker17, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of BKotch
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

BKotch, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

humpty1602, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

EgadBananas, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Deep orange amber body, nearly red looking like a classic amber ale. Thin tan head, perhaps barely two fingers with little retention. Manages a thin collar and a thin interesting weepy like sheet lacing on the glass.

Aroma is pretty basic amber ale quality. Not much hop front, hints of simple caramel very mild sensing herbality as well but extremely non existent hop nose. Really not much going on, and nothing to hint that this is an IPA of any sort coming forward.

Palate livens up a a bit. Caramel notes with some tasting hop bitterness. Slightly mellow pine and a bit of grapefruit slightly. Steely a bit but with a bit of a thin wash on the finish. Manages a mild astringency but with not a lot of distinct character. Perhaps a little bit of mild biscuit as well.

Overall as a slightly hop malty amber or just an amber ale, it's fine but as an IPA it really isn't bringing in the goods on that front.

smakawhat, Today at 02:47 AM
Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

WritersBlock, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of blastoderm55
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

blastoderm55, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of beerdrifter
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was an extra in a trade. Hazy dark copper-amber pour with a nice two finger beige head with great retention and lacing. The nose is subdued with some subtle fruity, perfumey hop notes along with hints of caramel, butterscotch, and bread. The taste is malt forward with some piney, bitter hoppiness along with hints of squash, orange peel, toffee, and molasses. The mouthfeel is slightly oily, syrupy, and a bit chewy with decent balance and a tangy bitter finish. Overall, I see now why this was an extra. Very average...

beerdrifter, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -13%

bundy462, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

JohnBender, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of alanamato
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

alanamato, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of obrike
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

obrike, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of champ103
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

champ103, Mar 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42%

nrs207, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

remdawg007, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

drh1382, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Michaeldmanley, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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Gigantophis from Rogness Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.