Pipewrench | Gigantic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
giganticbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA aged in Gin Barrels

Added by anteater on 08-11-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
141
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 141
Reviews by anteater:
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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%

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Photo of arizcards
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from the refrigerated section of the Belmont Station this past Saturday for $10.39. No visible bottling date but my hope it has been in the fridge since bottling.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has light hints of juniper berries, pine, and citrus.

Taste is lemony, piney from the hops and slightly medicinal from the barrel, botanicals, light grapefruit melding nicely with pale and caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall the flavors from the base beer which seems solid and the gin barrel light aging come together subtly which is well played in my book. Definitely give it a shot if you have some extra cash and want a twist on your typical IPA.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.17/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marius
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Clear orange with a white head. Juniper, gin and red fruit. Interesting.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange gold with a 1” finely bubbled lacy white foam cap.
S: Piney, resiny nose, some earthiness, perfume and malt and a suspicion of juniper. T: Begins with fruit, orange, pineapple, juniper, hints of vanilla, some light white cake, finishing dry and herbal with traces of gin.
M: Very creamy, medium to medium full body, alcohol fairly hidden other than the gin elements, the carbonation is very fine and soft.
O: The beer has a very interesting interaction between the gin, the hop flavors and aromas and the yeast driven flavors.

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Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of AbbeyIsBeer
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Crazy head. Nice lacing. Unique color, almost a dirty blonde. Very cloudy.

Smell: Very aromatic. The gin herbs come through very clearly with lemony citrus hops.

Taste: Amazing blend of juniper and lemons. So unique and original while still being perfectly balanced.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of samtrillo
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fruity and herbal. Gin bite and the end but it's all very mellow and smooth. Hop bite is a bit subdued but you still get a lot of pine.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - hmmmm, gin and west-coast IPAs should be complementary, in theory, but I suppose the proof is in the pudding.

This beer pours a murky, dark apricot amber hue, with two chubby fingers of weakly foamy, somewhat chunky, and fairly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sudsy ocean atoll lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of a sharp citrus and pine needle bitterness, melded with a floral, woody, and earthy botanical essence, some crackery, grainy pale malt, tame caramel, dank wet leaves, and a hovering medicinal booziness. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, a twinge of sugary toffee, a blend of muddled citrus, pine branch, floral ester, juniper berry, and generic herbal bitterness, and some softly probing gin-like alcohol.

The bubbles are swinging in quite a low-fi manner on the ol' frothometer, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, a bit of that dual heat poking its nose in where it's not welcome. It finishes well off-dry, the base caramel malt reasserting itself, while the guest green things finish their playful tussle with the inherent hops.

Well, this certainly comes off a whole lot better than I was expecting (barrel aging of any sort for IPAs just seems inadvisable to me), as the gin here seems able to aid and abet the big hoppiness of a DIPA, rather than depress or override it. Tasty, interesting, and still duly weird - I've been getting a lot of that lately.

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Photo of A_Pint_A_Day
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

https://pintaday.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/review-pipewrench-gin-barrel-aged-ipa/

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Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamuelR
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PretzelCity
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of smanrob
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKotch
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boozecamel
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pipewrench from Gigantic Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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