Whole In The Head
Gigantic Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,453
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,684
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.25%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
115
From:
Gigantic Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  4
Gots
  5
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 115
Reviews by laituegonflable:
Photo of laituegonflable
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy brown-tinged orange. Off-white yellow head, small bubbles. Looks as cuddly as an enraged polar bear on heat.

Good hoppy happiness in this glass. Scoops aroma from the depths of your animus, and slaps you pinewards. Resiny, malty too. A tickler.

Taste is piney, and clearly attended the school of hard penis. Caramel notes, some hops calling out the chorus from the back. Basically the same old song, but it's always nice to hear it on IPA FM.

Well built, like a Discus hurler.

Is this the real life? Is this just fantastic?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dextermcgurk
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a Gigantic snifter

The beer pours a nice deep copper color, light ambers with hues of orange and straw, hazy complexion with a finger and a half of thick, soapy white head that has good retention and leaves behind a touch of spotted lace. The aroma is heavy on bitter piney hops with a fair amount of juicy tropical fruit, mango, pineapple and grapefruit with a bit of earthy grassy before some stick malt and faint alcohol take over. Lots of pine on the tongue, very bitter, with plenty of fresh fruit, apricot, mango, grapefruit that really cuts down the bitterness and opens up the sweet malt. The body is nice, moderate carbonation, coats the mouth well and finishes extremely dry.

Verdict: A very nice IPA from Gigantic. This is my second experience with this brewery and it's a huge improvement over their Time Traveler Porter. This beer isn't overly complex but it's nicely balanced and very dry, almost too dry. This is a worthy beer for any hop head.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a tulip, no bottling date

pours a rich, dark copper color with an inch and a half lasting white head. good and hoppy aroma with the typical piney NW hop aroma. taste is quite pleasant and surprising. hops are big but the malt character is definitely big and pronounced too. very well balanced. slight bitterness hits you at first but its quickly followed by a sweet citrusy malt kick. very nice. medium bodied with medium carbonation, easy dirnking DIPA for sure.

overall a very good DIPA. west coast brewers just know how to brew IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Whole In The Head from Gigantic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 115 ratings