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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA | Straight To Ale

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPAGorillanaut Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
114 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 04-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,113
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
114
pDev:
14.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of JintheHam
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass it has a fluffy off white head of an inch and a half with a orange amber clear body. Smell of citrus, hops, earth, lots of malt, clove, and a bit of spice. Taste is much the same, very bitter piny, not too sweet, lots of malt, citrus, and earth. Mouth feel is full with a moderate body and a moderate to heavy carbonation. A decent double IPA but it isn't anything fantastic or I'd pick up again, not flavorful enough to make a complex bitter DIPA.

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Photo of Buck89
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A fairly murky rusty brown-orange color with a nice frothy light tan head. Great retention. Big citrus on the nose - oranges, grapefruit, and a hint of lime. Faint malt presence. Bracingly bitter on the first sip with predominant citrusy notes but more resiny, pine as well. A big malt backbone with a spicy rye character. Clean finish.

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Photo of breardon1776
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In my flight at J Clydes in Birmingham.

Color is amazing. Super clear but reddish hue. For an amber ale. Flavor is spot on.

Nice beer for fall/winter to dip in front of fire with cheese platter.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dracut
2.11/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
4.81/5  rDev +24%
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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Photo of Domvan
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
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 Jadjunk
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. GorillaNaut is brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy, cream head of a golden-beige tone over a densely hazy sunset amber body with ample, lively carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Strong aromas of juicy citrus, lemon and herbal hops with a bold bitterness, atop a grainy caramel and pale malt body with a reserved sweetness. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Grain malts, light caramel syrup body, biscuit malts, herbal tea, lemon and faint citrus notes. Juicy citrus, gruff, filling and brash malt character and an equally brazen hop bitterness comes together in an aggressive DIPA. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is lightly chewy, grainy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a medium crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is moderately hoppy bitter and grainy over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A fairly solid DIPA with an equally bold malt graininess to hop profile. Hops in my batch were a little off, possibly an older batch. Unfortunately Straight To Ale doesn't seem to have adopted a dating policy for their bottles like they have their cans, so be cautious when seeking out what is supposed to be this late-summer arrival. 3.75

Straight To Ale's
Gorillanaut
3.77/5.00

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Photo of parris
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrawlinsGA
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a faceted mug. STA's Gorillanaut is definitely a bigger version of its Monkeynaut IPA--which is a very good thing.

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Photo of Lare453
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Resuin
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dankjohn
1.75/5  rDev -54.9%
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 thegerm87
2.77/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mweso2000
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markjarema11
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Awfire
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great. DIPA

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Photo of Irishace9
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark golden hue with a dash of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head pours a thick finger of frothy ivory foam which sticks around a decent time. Not bad.

Smell: citrusy, dank hops atop a richly sweet malt base. Not especially complex, but not too bad.

Taste: quite malty indeed with a bit of a dusty, musty hop character up front. At the back is a little bit more of a citrusy hop along with a good bitterness. A decent DIPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: not a special beer, but pretty well-made. I wouldn't go out of my way to try it again, but I wouldn't avoid it either.

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Gorillanaut Imperial IPA from Straight To Ale
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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