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

Photo of djrn2
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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 Gagnonsux
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 tdm168
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - dark orangish amber with a soft, short, white head

S - floral, citrus, ruby red grapefruit, bread, faint burnt sugar, medicine

T - floral, citrus, caramel, medicine, toasted malt, grapefruit, bread

M - smooth, medium bodied, well carbonated

I'm not sure what to say about this beer. It's all over the place. The hops are citrusy and forward. The malt bready and light. There are weird medicinal notes throughout and a citrus character that tastes like juice from concentrate. I won't be having this again.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A dull amber orange body, and some minor cola like bubbles hit the glass. Quite a hazy appearance, with a three finger off white light tan head, some pretty good staying power and retention, and some big swiss cheese holes for bubbles.

Nose is really faint, a mild soft chew orange citrus hop is just trying to creep out. Faint peanut nut on this strangely too. Not bad but kind of uninteresting.

In the palate a mellow orange juice hop quality mixes with some rolling malts on the tongue nicely. Fairly decent body feel with an almost juicy rich coating, but just not getting there. Aftertaste brings some light toasty aromas of malt, some faint soda flat carbonation seems to pop out also.

Overall not too bad for a pale ale, easily drinkable brew.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin white head that dissipates slowly to a ring around the glass with slippery lacing. Light, but intriguing aroma of light toasted malt and aromatic light fruit leaning towards stone fruits like peach and apricot, maybe some pineapple. Flavor is dominated by similar fruit and citrus hops with a nice biscuit malt base. Citrus hop and residual fruit flavors in the finish. Flavors are somewhat subdued, but nicely balanced. Definitely interesting flavors and somewhat more citrus hops than I'd expect for an English pale ale, but then I feel this style could use a little eccentricity once in a while. An interesting flavor profile while providing the basics of an English ale. Medium bodied with a somewhat surprising hint of creaminess. Nice job.

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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 beernads
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad!

Smell: interesting aroma which is grainy, floral, soapy and spicy. At first I didn't know how to interpret it, but I feel like it has grown on me. An interesting take on an English pale.

Taste: flavor is more of the aroma. Grainy, bready malt is rounded out by a floral, lightly spicy hop flavor and finally a relatively strong bitterness for the style. I appreciate this beer as much for its novelty as for its flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big level of carbonation and a pretty huge creaminess. I like it.

Overall: kind of a strange beer, and not normally my bag. However, I could see myself drinking a lot of this.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Bier Thirty for about $6ish... Poured into my slim tulip.. hazed
light orange with a good head and lacing.

EDIT: Just going to put this out there right up front... This is NOT
an English Pale Ale... A pretty cool mash-up from Gigantic and 3
Floyds.. but still... NOT an English Pale Ale.

Nose shows citrus blossoms and some background tropical fruity hops...
malt profile is mild caramel and hints of nutty/toasty malts..

Flavor is about the same.. nice American fruity hops and malts that
get punched in the mouth.. only hints of caramel or toasty elements...
nutty/toasty notes show up on the finish.. but even then the hops
steamroll anything from the English 2-row catalog.

Body is good.... Fairly thick for an APA, good for an EPA.. medium
carbonation...

Overall, waaaay toooo much American influence and it blows out what
little English input that may be there... Maybe if you let it age for
a while :-)

Decent American Pale ale... but pretty shitty English Pale Ale.

Meh... I doubt I will buy this again unless somebody wants it for a
trade.. Too expensive and too lackluster for anything other than a
one-time enjoyment.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3/3

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Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a lightly hazed orangish color with a moderate white cap and bubbles with light lacing

S: Subtle grapefruit and pine on the nose

T: Sarts out with a light grapefruit balaned with a light caramel. The finish is rather clean and dry with light to moderate hop bite

M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, balanced and it definitely leans English

O: Pretty good

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Bottle from the Whole Foods in Tanasbourne. Brewed in collaboration with Three Floyds.

Pouring a clear light copper with an off-white head comprised of large bubbles and a thin foam cap, this looks nice. Lacing here is minimal. The nose is quite enjoyable. Fruity and perfumey hops are most noticeable, along with a little bit of toffee, caramel, and a slight mineral/chalk note. An earthy hop bitterness is also perceived. A mild fruity, earthy hop character is also present.

The palate opens with a blend of fruity hops balanced with a blend of toffee, caramel (more like brittle rather than crystal malt). The fruity hop flavor is especially enjoyable. Toasty, moderately malty in the mid-palate, with a prominently fruity yeast expression that I'm digging, this beer is quite tasty. Medium in body with a moderate carbonation, this beer has a finish that's mildly bitter, drying and has lingering flavors of toffee, butterscotch and fruit. The bitterness is a blend of herbal and pine, with a subtle and appropriate level of resin present. Impressive.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 7.30.12

A - POurs a cloudy dark orange with a one inch cream-colored bubbly head.

S - Hoppy pine and oranges. Dare I say 3F influence?

T - Hoppy citrus first, then a strong english malt dominates the finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body. Bitter finish.

O - These guys are 3/3 on their bottled beers in my book. Keep it up.

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Photo of Rutager
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of DaftCaskBC. Thanks man! From an old fav and a new fav, how could this one possibly be less than excelent??

Appearance. Pours caramel-gold with a half finger of thick, white head.

Smell. Toasty malts, citrus rinds, some pine and tropical fruits.

Taste. Toasted malts, sweet citrus fruits, pineapple, very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Awesome pale!! Easy drinking and some great, refreshing flavours. (Yes flavours!!! This review is coming straight outta' the great white north, yo!)

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