Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA | Newburgh Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
94 Ratings
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
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.32%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Odysseyalien:
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4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +1%
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 -9.5%
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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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dusty5678
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -2.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajpowell5
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
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 0%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Newburgh GigaBoss Double IPA from Newburgh Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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