Gigantic IPA | Gigantic Brewing Company

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Gigantic IPAGigantic IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaftCaskBC on 06-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
452
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
20.89%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
81
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 452
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought 22oz bottle from Foodland $6.98
Orange amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Sweet hops taste, smooth and not bitter like a lot of IPAs
Overall this is an easy drinking IPA. I normally drink IPAs slower than other styles like lagers, but this one is so smooth I find myself drinking it too fast. If the price was lower I would buy these as 6-packs.

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a rather hazy amber color capped by a frothy head; shards of lacing appear

Smell: Apples and pine with a hint of caramel underpinning

Taste: Caramel makes a brief appearance and then the apple and pine tones take over; moderate to high bitterness, after the swallow, with a dry aspirin-influenced finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well this is a first, an IPA that tastes like it has been mixed with apple cider; afraid I am not a fan; perhaps this is due to the age of the bottle as, without a date on the label I have no idea how long it sat on the shelf - I purchased it on a recent trip to the west coast so I presume it was reasonably fresh

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Photo of zonker17
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured to shakers. Amber color with 1 finger head, good lacing. Mild nose of pine, grass, fruit. Very well balanced taste between the malt and hops, pretty much perfect. Malt is a little bit toasty, and the hop flavors and bitterness are mild. The brewery is called Gigantic, but this beer is not, and I would not change a thing. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of donspublic
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber, nice 1 finger head. Dark amber to look at. Smells of crystal malt, pine, citrus. More malt forward than most of today's IPAs which isn't bad. Nice caramel malt up front and finishes off with some pine and citrus in the middle. Semi bitter finish. Good solid ipa

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Photo of The_Epopt
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden red color, nice head from a low carbonation. A little too smooth on the tongue for me. Nose is all hops, with fresh cut hay (in a good way) and a little creme brulee. Flavor is nutty, with lemon at first fading to a grapefruit. Damn fine IPA.

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Photo of hespectbeer
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks nice in the glass. Has a moderate head and a nice tangerine color. Piney, floral smell with a strong malt backbone. The problem is the taste left a lot to be desired. Ended up being very malt forward with very little hop presence and a lingering bitter finish that wasn't all that pleasant. Too much malt and the hop presence is almost no existent until the very end where it manifests itself as overly bitter. Overall not a well balanced IPA but not terrible or anything.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber. Bright amber color with finger white head, soapy lace. Toasty bread aroma. Toasted malt dominates the taste, some flora hops there. Malt forward, more like a hoppy amber.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice very slight cloudy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice islands and some sticky lacing behind. The noes is hoppy, slightly malty, with some pretty nice citrus notes. The taste is pretty nice hoppy, slight malt note, citrusy. Medium body, ABV hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. My first from this brewery.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a 22 oz bottle of this IPA and poured into standard pint glass. Amber orange in color, a nice citrus and floral smell, juicy hops (blend of Cascadian, Simcoe and Centenial) make this a pleasant beer to drink. A bit of pine bite that lingers on the tongue. Carmel malt flavors permeate this as one exhales. The head was about 1/2 inch and receded with a film-thin lacing on top. I like when a beer maintains it's body, and has a clean, yet flavorful finish. Not too bitter, but still plenty of hops. Overall a solid IPA

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

A: Amber-orange with good clarity. Off white head retains at a half inch. Thin, broken webs of lacing.

S: Floral and fresh cut grass notes. Soft pine and earth. White grapefruit and tangerine slices. Blood orange and perhaps a hint of passion fruit too. Light grain and caramel malt tones underneath. Very focused and clean.

T: Oily and spicy hops. Pine and earth. Grassy. Bitterness is on the gentler side. Juicy citrus notes of blood orange, tangerine, white grapefruit. Passion fruit too. Toasty and lightly grainy, dry caramel. Oily hops trail into a soft and easy finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Filling in the mouth and softly creamy. It glides easily through the mouth. Sharp carbonation adds a strong, crisp bite that refreshes and quenches. Super quaffable overall.

O: Impressive craftsmanship here. Such a tightly honed and focused IPA. It teases a lot of great flavors out of old reliable hop strains. It's super drinkable and scores a ton of points for drinkability. I'd gladly park my ass on a barstool and drink this all night.

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Photo of cfalls
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - worryingly dark amber color, two-finger head recedes with nice lacing

S - crystal malt, floral hops

T - sweet malts, bitter piney hops, with a slightly earthy finish

F - nice feel, medium thickness and carbonation

O - not bad, but not my style

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Photo of thezach
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

light pine and oranges on aroma, beautiful lacing, low fluffy head, delicious floral piney notes with bitter orange rind and slight orange aroma and a rich crystal malt profile. Medium body, good medium carb. Orange color and white head. Overall this is incredibly easy and fun to drink, plus it's just so darn pretty to look at.

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Photo of Bunman3
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a hazy orange with one finger of puffy white head. The smell is lovely - more orange than many of the IPA's I encounter. The body has layers of malt and resin that make it extremely satisfying. The overall package is great - awesome label that celebrates all that is great about Portland's beer scene.

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

Pours a hazy golden orange and yields the same colored body with a two finger white foamy head that had some clingy lacing and spider webbed gently, the smell has some floral, citrusy, and lots of piney hops combined with a fresh maltiness for a very good combination, the taste is bittersweet between the hops and malts, very light bittersweet aftertaste, dry finish, it was fairly easy on the palate but still has a good harsh carbonation like an AIPA should have, overall, this is a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours with a dark orange body and a pearl white head with a lot of lacing. Smell is pretty mild, tangerines, orange blossoms, grapefruit rind. Taste has a lot of malty sweetness, tons of crystal malt (too much). Total hop juice, extremely fruity with the primary note being oranges, kumquats, grapefruit. Great stuff, wish they'd swap the crystal malt for something different though.

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

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy orange color with a one finger level foamy head that dissipated within less about a minute. Stringy messy lacing.
The smell had some bitter grapefruit, bitter pine and a slight undercarriage of some caramel malt.
The taste was a rush of bitter upon my tastebuds. Caramel works its way into the flavor in a sweet round about sort of way.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium bodied with a nice crisp sessionably sweetness hitting my tongue.
Overall, good, it was nice to try pretty sure I'd bang it again.

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Photo of InsideLiquorMan
4.74/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A favorite IPA of mine. Awesome bottle and even better taste. I will admit I just decided to drink it straight from the bottle when I first bought it, but have since moved on to actually pouring and enjoying the look of the beer. Amazing aroma of hops that kicks you right in the nose. Pack with citrus and floral smells that make you want to drink it through your nostrils. Taste is one that makes you sit back and let out a content sigh of relief after a hard day's work. Does a great job at hiding that strong ABV while also remaining true to the basic building blocks that make up the distinctive taste of a killer IPA.

A beer sadly dismissed by people who will drink Keith's, but not this. A fine IPA and a fine beer all around.

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Photo of muldersha
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had from a 22oz bomber purchased in Portland, OR.

Stopped by the brewery several days ago but forgot to review their beers. From a bottle, this pours a lightly hazy deep orange color with a creamy off-white head. Solid retention and plenty of lacing throughout. An attractive beer, something I remember noting looking over the picnic tables in front of the brewery.

Syrupy aromas of soggy raisin bran, orange peel, honey, dank pine resin, caramel, herbs, and toasted biscuits.

Thick and oily on the palate with an intense malty backbone, plenty of sweetness in the mid-palate, and cascades of bitter hops on the finish. The heavy hopping helps balance a beer that might otherwise taste a little too sweet.

Overall, I liked this much better on tap. It was fresher and more balanced. From the bottle, I found it to be a little on the heady and sweet side for my taste. But, very good. Alcohol level is noticeable. Borderline double IPA territory in terms of body and sweetness.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gigantic Brewing 'IPA' @ 7.3% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.90
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a cloudy amber in the glass with a small thin off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-hint of pine
T-weak tasting PNW IPA , especially at 7.3% ABV (WTF)
MF-mild carbonation , weak big body , a certain dryness lingers on the palate
Ov-just an ok beer , maybe this needs to become a DIPA to get some cred here in the PNW
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into tulip glass

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a thick two-finger creamy head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- piney & floral hop aroma with some herbal notes, toasted grainy malt and some spicy notes

T- nice mix of piney and citrus hop flavors up front with an emphasis on tangerine, clean toasted malt undertone, followed by an earthy spicy finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy crisp finish

O- nicely balanced with some good citrusy hop notes

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: medium gold with hues of orange, three fingers of creamy white head left ample lacing down the glass

S: clean and fruity citrus and floral aromas over grains suggestive of crackers and honey

T: juicy orange and tropical flavors with pithy bitterness edged by caramel sweetness; hop bitterness builds with each drink

M: medium-bodied with some fizz amid the smooth ale; moderate carbonation and subtle bittering

O: fresh-tasting and first-class, featuring Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Simcoe hops. New to my store and a welcome addition. Recommended.

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Photo of Harvest06
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Tall white head. Orangish in color.
S: Malty with citrus hops.
T: Sweet malts, some hop aroma, very bitter end.
M: Medium. Thick for an ipa.
O: More on the malty and bitter side than I like in an IPA. The finish isn't very dry.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bomber into a snifter
Cascade, Centennial, Crystal and Simcoe hops

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with excellent retention. Perfectly clear safety orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick foamy cap and leaves lots of foamy lacing down the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and lacing coats the glass as it empties. Looks good.

SMELL: Lots of grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon notes, some pine and honeydew melon on the nose. Light caramel as well. Aromatic and enticing.

TASTE: Honeydew melon, caramel and grapefruit up front. Lots of hops at the swallow with grapefruit flavors, citrus lemon, bitter pine and grassy hops lingering on the palate. Flavorful with some nice bitterness, but not quite as impressive as the nose had advertised.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and silky on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes quite dry. Lighter and smooth with a dry finish. Very nice.

OVERALL: A very enjoyable beer for sure. The aroma is perhaps a little more impressive than the flavor, which could be a touch more forthcoming, but this is a quality example of the style and a pleasure to drink overall. Check it out if you get the chance. Recommended.

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Photo of Brewhemoth
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber into a tulip pint glass.

A: Pours a clear amber with a thick white head which left good lacing. Head retention was nice. There is light visible activity.
S: Hops up front; citrus, grapefruit, pine, some mango, followed by good bready maltiness maybe even dough-like.
T: Hops. The hop taste somewhat follows the aroma; pine dominant with grapefruit and a little bit of mango. Moderately bitter, smooth build, with a dry finish. There is a solid (caramel) malt backbone. The bitterness hangs nicely.
M: Good medium body. Smooth, coats the mouth very well, and has a bit of a tingle. Carbonation is good for style.

Overall: Really solid IPA and a total pleasure to drink, but nothing out of the ordinary. Flat out tasty.

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Photo of leaddog
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber with two fingers of foamy cream coloured head.

Smell - citrus and leafy hops, tropical fruits (mango), citrus, grapefruit rind, hint of pine resin, bready caramel malts.

Taste - citrus and leafy hops start this brew followed by the tropical fruits (mango), citrus, grapefruit rind, hint of pine resin, and bready caramel malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness from the hops.

Overall - An American IPA that delivers on all fronts. Easy to drink and the pleasant citrus and leafy hop combo make this an enjoyable one. Sure the hops could be more dialed up for the "hop heads" out there but this one is enjoyable nonetheless.

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