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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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Lare453
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Resuin
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 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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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
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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Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of richj1970
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep honey brown with 2 finger fluffy white head. Some nice retention, but it settled to a small ring around the edge with some minimal spotty lacing.

S: Big punch of citrus. Grapefruit and mango dominate the nose. Biscuit and honey mixed with a piney punch at the end.

T: Complex mix of hop bitterness, and some tropical fruit sweetness. Again, I'm getting a fair amount of grapefruit and mango. The faint sweetness reminds me of honey.

M: Lots of hop resin gives this a bit of an oily texture. It finishes quite dry and bitter.

O: Interesting Imperial IPA. Lots of hops to enjoy and balanced fairly well with just a touch of sweetness. Not something I want for everyday, but this is a nice occasional brew which works well with its seasonality.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bomber at 41 degrees into SA Perfect Pint
Aroma of pine
Head large (Six cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to one cm frothy layer
Lacing fair – some islands and broken curtains of tiny to medium bubbles
Body orange, slight chill haze, slight effervescence
Flavor begins bitter, ends bitter, long hang time; no particular hop flavor, no malt flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99. No bottling date but I assume fairly fresh because it just hit shelves in the past week. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a brilliant, clear, golden amber with a three finger pillow of off-white froth. The head lingers almost indefinitely and leaves huge cakes of lace

Lots of sugary malt on the nose along with a great deal of piney, earthy hops. Floral, herbal, mild citrus rind and pepper follow.

The flavor is big, bold, bright and bitter with piney, resinous hops. Pine, citrus zest, floral, hebal, earthy, black pepper, vague mint, dankish garlic/onion, a little cracker and a considerable bite of booze. Far from balanced, with only a hint if the malt I caught in the aroma yet quite tasty.

Sticky, medium full feel with plenty (but not too much) feisty carbonation. Brutally bitter and long lasting aftertaste of piney and dank hops.

Gorillanaut is a quite good IPA for those that want a terrifically bitter hop assualt. I enjoyed it but tend to prefer more tropical, fruity hops and malty sweetness. Worth a try but most likely not a repeat purchase for me.

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Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of T_Hass
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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