The Future Is Now | Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by artoolemomo on 09-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 650ml bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased a while back from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as a sort of amber ale/IPA fusion.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy marmalade-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a massive head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of sweet caramel malt and hops with hints of grain, caramel, barley sugar, pine, weed, subtle citrus peel, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Quite malty and rather nice.

T: Tastes of aromatic hops and sweet malt, with a seriously bitter finish. Notes of resinous pine, dank weed, mild citrus peel, caramel malt, grain, barley sugar, earthy yeast, stewed hops and husks. Quite sweet, followed by a strident, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine, caramel malt and stewed leaves/cardboard.

O: Pretty good if not outstanding (it doesn't help that I can't tell how old it is). Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are deeply malty with a nice side-helping of hops. Good body. A decent brew - the only improvement I'd want is enhanced hop definition. Worth sampling if you stumble across it.

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Photo of Stephen_Purdue
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops is well balanced against a huge caramel malt backbone. Taste is also a well balanced mix between a huge caramel malt backbone and some citrusy hops with some piney notes also noticeable with a bitter aftertaste. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid hops forward amber ale.

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Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of coz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of fitius5150
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a a medium to dark bronze amber with a fine one finger ivory head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, citrus and lightly floral hops. Flavor is malty; rich biscuit and caramel malt, lightly nutty and grassy with tea and citrus hops. Finishes with lingering earthy biscuit malt and nice hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice malty red ale with good hop elements and rich flavor. The malt bill is sitting on the border of old ale territory.

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Photo of Niceroad77
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured from a 650ml bottle. It pours a rich amber/copper colour. Rich caramel malt notes are complemented by citrus hop notes. Taste is like a mouthful of citrus zest. Big hop bitterness, but also some nutty, caramel malt notes. Medium bodied.

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Photo of ncelauro
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown in color with hues of amber and some light making through the slightly hazy body. Some sediment floating around but not off putting.

Smell has some great big caramel malt notes forward followed by some lighter toffee aromas. Decent amount of herbal hoppy note midway through. Nicely balanced with some great malt aromas.

Taste is great and follows the nose. Big semi sweet caramel malt forward with some light almost undetectable flavors of cherry. Mild herbal hoppy bitterness dominates the mid section of this beer and persists along with some good toasty gran flavors into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is great medium body and moderate carbonation give this a fluffy soft feel. Mild bitterness a good amount of hoppy oils and resin.

Overall awesome beer. A little hoppy for an amber but it does it well.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nygannon
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"The malty and caramelly flavors of an amber ale melded with the hoppy punch of an IPA" - description on label.
A: beer bottle brown; opaque
S: not much; some floral/tropical hops
T: simple, creamy, mellow malt with distinct hop piney-ness; noticeable bitterness at the end; this is much more hop dominant than malty. The taste loses something by trying to be too much of everything. IMO.
M: crisp, medium bodied
O: Tastes like they through a bunch of styles together to see what it was like. The result is not a beer I would buy again. It's not bad but I'd rather go for a more focused beer that knew what it was supposed to be and did it well.

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Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of BigJYoungblood
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Spikester
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish brown with about one inch of white head. Moderate lacing.
Smell is bold piney hop and grains. Some leather.
Taste is piney grapefruit hops with a semi sweet malt base.
Mouthfeel is dominated by long bitter dry pine resin finish.
Overall an unusual beer. Worth a try for those who appreciate something different.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a much better hop presence in the aroma.

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The Future Is Now from Gigantic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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