Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA
Newburgh Brewing Company

Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPANewburgh GigaBoss Double IPA
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #879
Ranked #4,305
4.13 | pDev: 7.51%
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPANewburgh GigaBoss Double IPA
Notes: 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.
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Photo of CTHomer
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thick collar; very little lacing;

S: lemon and lime with orange and grapefruit in the background;

T: orange and pine up front; from the middle through the finish; lime is dominant with lemon in the background; the finish is moderately bitter white grapefruit;

O: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; hides the ABV well;

M: the carbonation seemed off to me;

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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 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 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 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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Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: citrus with some earthy and floral tones are picked up by the nose.

Taste: big malt base with orange, apricot, some earthy tones, grass, and pine. Alcohol is noticeable but not overtly so.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry late. Long lasting aftertaste with this one.

Overall: a good DIPA that is slow sipping but satisfying in the long run.

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Photo of Butznutz
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass. dark amber hue with a single rim on head...darker in color than most new england DIPAs. you can definitely smell the hops as well as a sweetness...maybe honey. Taste is unique...the hops make their presence known right off the bat along with a subtle sweetness, passionfruit, mango and something else there...maybe berry? Their is a bready backbone to this beer that hides the high ABV and allows it to finish dry and smooth with little bitterness.

This is a very unique and enjoyable DIPA that I would definitely buy again. Very smooth and easy drinking!

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Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stopped by Newburgh Brewing on the way back from Ft Indiantown Gap to an empty nest on 30JAN16. Lead off with the DIPA, served in a short, stubby 10oz glass for $5.00.

Was a medium golden hue, with a bit of haze within. Head was white and very thin, fine and clinging to the rim. Lacing left arrears was solid. Nose had lots of citrus, with rindy grapefruit standing out. Felt pretty smooth going down, and the body was medium all the way.

The flavor at the start had some crackery malt and subtle sweetness. Things then got quite rindy and pithy, with a bit of tropical fruit melding together with more grapefruit and some pineapple. Found this one a tad bitter at first, but as it warmed, I warmed to it in return. Prosit!!

4.15/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of Jason
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, sample from brewery.

Great showing of lacing from a hefty pour, pale amber color shows a slight bit of haze. Aromas of pungent hops, over-ripened stone fruit, and a floral alcohol. Grassy, earthy, piney, citrusy, and floral hop flavor. Intense and pungent and a bit unforgiving in a good way. The 9.5% abv is there but does not try to distract too much. Hop bitterness does its job, the malt base it all stands on does as well. A bit "in your face" style but interesting enough and certainly different enough from the rest to make it that much more enjoyable.

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Photo of bassboneman
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apple juice warm orange in color, with a slightly hazy glow. Very thin, Lacey foam clinging to walls of the rather small glass this beer is in.
Pleasantly subtle sweet aroma of ripe fruit. Very subtle.
Very sweet introduction along with a smoothe glazing mouth feel. Bitter finish is very welcome along w the carbonation.
I have not had all of Newburgh Breweries incarnations of beer but this one of my favorites. Despite the high ABV it is super good!

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Photo of dar482
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy light golden orange.

The aroma offers peach, sweet passionfruit, oranges, sweet honey bread, hints of dank pine and resin.

The flavor follows with papaya, bitter grapefruit, herbaceous qualities, a chewy malt in the middle, as the beer flies off with lingering stinky resinous flavors. Dangerous for its ABV as there is only hints of warming as the beer goes down.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Floral hop bomb. Juicy, sappy hop sweetness. Piney on nose and palate. Exceptional dark golden. Papaya and other tropics. Slight caramel sweetness, earth and woodsy elements. Strong orange citrus finish.

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of fresh hops are present in the nose—floral and lemon citrus flavors seem to stand out in particular along with notes of herbal and spicy hops.
T: Much like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of fresh hops and is accompanied by a light to moderate amount of bitterness. There are some hints of pale malts but it is the hops that really shine through. Some notes of alcohol are perceptible towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite hoppy and has a nice blend of complex hop flavors, and is interesting in that it uses a blend of American and English hops so the aromas and flavors are quite different compared to most of the West Coast IPAs. It's not overly difficult to drink, although the notes of alcohol flavors in the finish do detract a little from its drinkability.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap last night at George Keeley's, Upper West Side, NYC. This brew is the best East Coast interpretation of the West Coast double IPA. In fact, it may have even outdone many of those. The taste reminds me of Pliny the Elder. A bouquet of citrus envelopes the nose with a well done, bitter hoppiness on the tongue. Really a tasty, unexpected treat.

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Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA from Newburgh Brewing Company
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