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Whole In The Head | Gigantic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
110 Ratings
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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): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HuskyinPDX on 04-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,457
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
110
pDev:
9.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 22
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate-light haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam with a bit of lace left on the glass. Nice.

Smell: smooth, citrusy hops with a pretty strong underlying malt base. A bit on the sweet side, but that is to be expected. I really like the character, but it is a bit light in intensity, especially for the style.

Taste: strong citrusy hops build upon the sweet malt base. Much more effective than the aroma, although conveying pretty much the same story. Bitterness is strong but not out of hand. I really like the hop character here.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation, although not generating a huge creaminess. It's sufficient, but not wonderful.

Overall: this is a tasty beer, and although it could probably benefit from a few adjustments, is definitely worth the time of day.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated bomber into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a very hazy golden orange color, with a finger of off-white head. Falls rather quickly. There's a nice collar of lacing as I sip this one down.

S - Smells of juicy citrus fruits dominate. Lemon, mango and some papaya.

T/M - The taste falls flat for me. Not sure if the bottle is old or not but none of the citrus aromas transfer over to the taste. All thats left is a malty shell of what used to be a DIPA, and somewhat of a bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, average carbonation.

O - When I tasted this one, it tasted like a hoppy pale. I'm almost certain that this one has been on the shelf for a while, but with no dates or markings it's hard to tell. I was hoping for so much more, but was sadly disappointed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-amber (not the most appealing colour, but whatever. Colour is just a result of the ingredients that hopefully make a most tasty brew. ColoUr, yo!!!) with a finger of thick white head that leaves some decent bands of law.

Smell. Lime, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine sap, toasty caramel malts, and a touch of green onion. Smells like a big IPA, aiight. So far so good!

Taste. Red grapefruit, mango, orange rind, toasty and lightly grainy malts, a bit of green onion again. Very nice. Not a huge bitterness in the finish but the hops are big.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, low carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff, as expected from these guys.

Question, Gigantic: Where da sours at? I saw a pic of that big ass barrel you guys have had from the beginning and read something about making sours out of batches you weren't quite happy with. So where da sours???

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Whole In The Head from Gigantic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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