Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA | Newburgh Brewing Company

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Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPANewburgh GigaBoss Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
109 Ratings
Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPANewburgh GigaBoss Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
newburghbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
GigaBoss DIPA is our take on one of the most popular styles in American craft beer: Double IPA. Like many breweries, our Double IPA is loaded with American hops, but we just couldn’t help ourselves, so we went ahead and added some English hops too.

GigaBoss is unfiltered, meaning the rawness from the hops really shine through. And while the hops are certainly present on the nose & palette, the bitterness at the finish is surprisingly smooth & balanced.

At 9.5% ABV, this is certainly not sessionable. But we find it to be incredibly drinkable… and we hope you’ll agree.

Added by Jason on 09-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,497
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
109
pDev:
7.26%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Gerred
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from 16 oz (473 ml) can; canned on 03/15/18.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, golden color with a one inch, fluffy white head with good retention and some spotty lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, cocoa, corn sugar and tropical fruit blend with a pine note.
T: Sweet to semi-sweet. Palate largely follows the nose. Caramel and corn sugar very strong. Understated bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with strong and persistent carbonation.
O: A bit too sweet, but drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of ArmyStrong
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

뉴버그라 굉장히 가까운 지역에서 생산한 로컬 맥주. Hoppy하긴 하지만 bitter한 맛이 적고 부드러우면서도 creamy했다. 향도 괜찮고 맥주만 마시기에도 괜찮은 듯.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium gold and clear under a few fingers of head... Presents a tropical fruit and earthy pine combination, moderately sweet with a tacky resinous bitterness... Herbal notes suffuse through a clean malt body... Smooth and soft, but with big in-your-face flavors...

Solid entry into the field, with tropical pineapple and light mango impressions among plenty of brighter citrusy notes, but carrying a backbone of herbal pine bitterness, too... Smooth and soft, with a bit of tack and shellac... The body and feel are deceptively light for a big beer like this, lending it a deceptive drinkability... Color me impressed...

A real nice DIPA... Recommended... 3/15/18 canning...

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Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Orny18
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy pale yellow to almost orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some light lace ran here and there to cling for a little bit and then slide off decently.
The aroma had a sweet crushed pineapple to sly sticky mango and then some sweet grassy hoppiness at the end with a little bit of crushed citrus rind.
The flavor moderately presented a sweet blend of the sticky mango and crushed pineapple that ended up delving on into the aftertaste with some grassiness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, for a DIPA, this one actually sat just hair under giving it a sly sticky in between sessionable to sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt a bit under, but wasn't bothersome. ABV felt on par and the finish was a little bit sticky, but acceptable.
Overall, very nicely done DIPA well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of baldy00
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huntley101888
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 16oz can into fluted glass from Treehouse. Can date 2/28/2017 and says 'happy birthday Lia.'
Look is a perfect golden color, hazy, with single fiber thick off-white head.
Smell is not very strong and the aroma does not travel. Bready, indistinct citrus, and boozy smell.
Taste is overly bitter on the front end with lasting bitterness and booziness on the back end. Some breadiness and citrus present, but the other taste features dominate.
Feels thinner than it should be for a DIPA. I think that's why it is so boozy... Well that and the 9.0%. Carbonation is appropriate.
Overall I don't care for the taste, and this could use a bit more balance. At 9.0% and with lackluster taste, this beer does not fit into the repeat buy category.

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Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy dark golden/orange, turning more yellow when backlit. Half-finger of white foam on top.

S: Not a terribly strong nose - slightly earthy and modest tropical fruit and citrus.

T: Not a lot of malt foundation, which is surprising for a DIPA. A little bit of straw or hay up front, followed by tropical fruit and stone fruit (apricot, underripe plums). Finishes with a tannic, woodsy bitterness that really coats the palate and lingers. Alcohol warmth is noted on the way down and into the belly, but only faintly on the palate. Surprisingly well-hidden given the modest body and relatively high (9.0% according to the can, which is contrary to the 9.5% currently listed here on BA) ABV.

M: As noted above, somewhat thin for the style. Call it medium in heft, but it (dangerously) drinks lighter. Carbonation is pretty modest, but the body doesn't venture towards slick or syrupy at all.

O: Very good, not excellent or great. I like their MegaBoss better, frankly, but still glad to support a brewery that's located about 15 miles from where I grew up.

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Photo of Ardeer
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cosmo4u
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vintilian
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured a thick, several-finger head on top of a golden, translucent body. A good amount of bubbles streaming to the top. It's leaving a little bit of lacing down the glass.

S: Overall, a good hop presence. Mango, grapefruit, and apricot followed by a little bit of piney stickiness. A hint of sweetness, but I can't quite tell if its from the hops or the malts.

T: Lots of fruit up front. Again, mangoes, apricots, and grapefruit dominate. Maybe a hint of orange as well. Unexpectedly, this is a bit of a piney beer.

F: Quite sticky. Incredibly smooth as well. Not nearly as much carbonation in the mouth as I would have expected after seeing the head on the pour. Finishes nicely with a little bit of heat from the alcohol. Tastes like a beer that has 9% ABV.

O: It's middle of the road in terms of body, yet it's still very refreshing. Lots of fruity and sticky, resinous hops combine to form a bit of a juicy explosion. It's deceptively smooth, that being said.

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Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA from Newburgh Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 109 ratings