Gorillanaut Imperial IPA | Straight To Ale

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPAGorillanaut Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 04-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured fresh off-tap into a 64-oz growler, then into a series of 16oz well-chilled Pilsner glasses. Given a less than stellar performance of the Monkeynaut IPA, I found this a pleasant up-offering on that Straight-to-Ale bottling, with a pronounced citrus hoppiness that gives way to a smooth orange and resinous follow-on.

Terrific pour with decent head, I compare this favorably to Stone's Ruination and other classic America Double/Imperial IPAs. Very smooth from first pour to end of glass, no off-flavors and complexity just about perfect for a DIPA/Imperial. The occasional honey-sweet grapefruit/citrus after-taste makes this a near-perfect beer for a hot summer day, not too filling, just right for cool-down.

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4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark golden brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of citrus, honey and some biscuit style yeast. The taste is a great awesome hop punch. I really enjoyed this.

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4.8/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Awfire
4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great. DIPA

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Photo of ChrisCBeets
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this little gem on draft at the Tipping Point in Montgomery, AL. Not very familiar with this Hunstville brewery, Straight to Ale, but was pleasantly surprised with this Ale.

Great nose off this beer, citrus hops, pineapple, papaya, mango. It had a nose and hop profile that reminded me of Hopslam.

Taste did not disappoint. Good balance, decent malt backbone, maybe a little thin on the mouthfeel. Didn't taste the 9.00% ABV on this, but after my second pint I definitely knew it was there.

Good find, will look for this beer again in the future. Will have to try their single IPA as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA from Straight To Ale
3.87 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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