Gorillanaut Imperial IPA | Straight To Ale

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPAGorillanaut Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Todd on 04-21-2010

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Photo of dankjohn
1.75/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I think the one I had was bad - really like Straight to Ale and like Monkeynaut. Thought this particular bottle might have gone bad or something.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
2/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of dracut
2.11/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kencarman
2.65/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow, looking over the reviews, did I get a bad bottle? The nose and the appearance has me excited. I had yet to find a STA beer I didn't think was incredible... until now.

As a hop head I like incredibly hopped beers. Loved the 100 plus beers Tim Rastetter was pumping out of Brew Works south of Cinci in the 90s. Love Pliney.

But this is as if they took all the hops and tossed them in at the start of the boil. maybe if the malt sense was a bit more upfront I might cringe, but still enjoy the rip the roof off the top of your mouth astringency, but most homebrewers I know who would never enter something this harsh.

Note: I also like fresh, so the grassy isn't the point. to me: except fresh hops not declared on the bottle. Indeed: no style is.

An inferior beer from a brewer I was close to idolizing. It's kind of like a magic trick where the set up is superb, but when the brewer attempts to carry off the illusion he fails in a very obvious manner.

Try a few other STAs. Promise you'll be impressed.

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Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of thegerm87
2.77/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Syracuse12
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Domvan
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was stale and not very balanced, the beer may have been accidentally aged by the person who brought the beer out, but considering that most straight to ale beers I've had, it probably just wasn't up to par

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Photo of fullerisalive
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Lovely85
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of freduardo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Jtellis83
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of slatetupelo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JOrtt
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of TheBeard89
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayS2629
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Decatur Alabama at the Brick. I was not impressed witth the appearance at all. It was cloudier than a wheat beer with chunky opaque orange beer with floating, chewy debris swirling around. A nice white cap though and thick creamy lace. The smell was very nice with orange, grapefruit, pine and spicy hops dominating a biscuit and caramel backbone. The taste was not as intense as the aroma and a bit too pungent on the grapefruit profile, but had nice orange zest, and pine notes throughout and was balanced very well with the malt. The mouthfeel was a bit chewy, thick and creamy for the style. Overall, not my favorite IPA by far.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden light amber with ample off white head - nice retention and lacing.

Smells of floral, pungent bitter citrus and resinous earthy pine.

Taste starts with bitter citrus giving way to some sweet orange. A thick biscuity malt comes through for a brief moment before it is dominated by resinous pine. A decent II IPA, but a little too much conflict in the flavors. Needs some harmony and a little less pungency to be great.

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