Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA | Newburgh Brewing Company

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Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPANewburgh GigaBoss Double IPA
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Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPANewburgh GigaBoss Double IPA

Brewed by:
Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States

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

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Reviews by Odysseyalien:
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4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.14/5  rDev 0%
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 Biggtriksta
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
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 SkiBum22
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dusty5678
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright, floral hoppy goodness! Love this local brew.... A dipa goto for sure when it's on tap...

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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 Vintilian
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajpowell5
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moocawly
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of macesq
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Dylanjf
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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 campfirebrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on can; drank on 3/12/16

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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 WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of beoirific
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ardeer
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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