Axes Of Evil | Gigantic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
101 Ratings
Axes Of EvilAxes Of Evil
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 07-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runeatdrink
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Slightly toasty biscuity malt, floral notes, citrus, hints of tropical fruit and spice, and caramel sweetness.

T: Floral, citrus, orange, lemon, tropical fruit, mango, papaya, slightly earthy spice, toasty biscuity malt, and honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: For a collaboration between Gigantic and 3 Floyds I was expecting something a little more intense, but for an English Pale it's quite nice.

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

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

a neat pale ale, apparently brewed in collaboration with the famous three floyds. subtle nuance in familiar styles is something i have been more and more interested in lately, and the grain profile on this beer is awesome. its maybe loosely english, very earthy, toasted, warming, full, even mildly peaty or something, still dry though, which makes an interesting and drinkable pale ale that looks pretty in the glass. the hop profile is grassy and nicely bitter, but sort of mild as they go. this whole thing is all fairly subtle, but its different enough to stand out for me. kind if interesting in that i know both these breweries to be a little more brash and obvious with things, so this was a cool surprise. smooth mouthfeel, slight nuttiness to the malt later on, and a flavorful ale yeast that dries it out nicely in the finish. lingering citrusy bitterness is all that remains after the swallow. a soft honey note throughout and the wet earthy grain are what i will remember most. cool beer, i could drink this indefinitely.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a golden bronzed color with a fair transparency about it. Some carbonation found it's way rising to the top. Not much of a head, was just above a film and it left just a touch of clingy filmy lace.
The aroma had some sweet to bitter earthy and grassy hops up front enchanting some of the soapy malts cleanly and sweetly. A very low amount of tobacco leafiness slides in underneath.
The flavor was moderately sweet blending the sweet portion of the hops to the malts and bringing in a little bit of earthy spice. Smooth yet semi-earthy spicy and clean soapy malted aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt appropriate, though just a hair above than normal for the style.
Overall, pretty nicely done English pale ale that I could come back to. Pass the fish n' chips!

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reidrover
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from Tradwr Joe in Salem Oregon. $4.59 LOve love love the Gigantic label art! Slightly cloudy deep golden ale with a nice small creamy thick white head. Aroma is slightly tropical but not much more than a piece of papaya.. Taste is fruity ..papaya, maybe mango but also toffee and earthy..strange but its all good. Mouth fel is rather good.soft carbonation and silky feel. An odd beer ..not really and EPA..but i liked it.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHopsman
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange-tinted amber brew with a fluffy, sticky head in the tall Faust Weizen glass. There is just a kiss of hops in the aroma and a scratch of bitterness in the aftertaste. In between it's biscuity malt and a little fruit. Spritzy and light bodied in the mouth.

There are some touches of orange, caramel, and sweet challah bread. Nicely balanced with crisp slight acidity but mellow overall. This is a highly drinkable beer. If only it were in cans with a soothing British travel poster scene on the label. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Collab brew with 3 Floyds. Light copper color. Slightly cloudy. Foamy head with streak lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, honey and orange zest. Herbal and floral notes. Flavor is bread, grass, grapefruit, apples, orange, and stone fruit. Hints of peppercorn and herbs. Finish is "chewy", and mouthfeel is thick. Nonetheless, there are plenty of good flavors to make this a pleasant experience. A very well balanced and enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - hmmm...based on the guest quote here, Lemmy & Co. must have lived next door to me (maybe in the old Polish lady's basement?) for a while before he moved on.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some craggy old forest growth lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells lightly of muddled tropical fruit, a certain hard water flintiness, mild ashy notes, gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of buttered white toast, and more subtle leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a still hard to parse citrusy, exotic, and pome fruitiness, some wet stone essences, more lightly buttery toastiness, and some still plain herbal, grassy, and dead floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly meek in its workaday frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, but for a wee clammy pithiness that seems to be there from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the blended malt, faltering fruit, and lingering forest floor detritus making a day of it.

Overall - I'm not really seeing where the big, bad American hop influence comes into play here. Maybe a bit with that tepid tropical attempt, but otherwise, this is a standard, well-wrought English version of the style, what with the focus on malt and unrequited hop love, as such.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Axes Of Evil from Gigantic Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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