Gingy | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
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Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Notes of chocolate, caramel, and molasses make the foundation of this Imperial Porter designed to whimsically greet the season with joy and merriment. Loads of gingerbread aroma rise to the forefront and maintain from the first sip through exhale along with nutmeg, allspice and a dash of cinnamon to complete the Florida winter experience.

Added by SomethingClever on 12-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,105
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.41%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgatort
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear almost opaque really dark reddish brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate chestnut brown + ruby red + coal brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice spices over the top of light to moderate aromas of roasted + chocolate + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of molasses sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + chocolate + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of molasses sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger flavors of gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice spices with a light amount of earthy hops. Light amounts of roasty bitterness that lingers through the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Reminds me of eating gingerbread cookies - drinks pretty easily considering the spiciness. Reminds me of the holidays.

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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to a bright light it is very dark brownish red in color near the sides of the glass. It poured with a short light tan head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has additional hints of molasses, making it taste like gingerbread in some aspects. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the gingerbread flavors of this porter. It makes for a nice Christmas-inspired beer.

Serving type: can

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Photo of robotic_being
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is a clear deep ruby brown color with 1" mocha brown foam cap, quickly fades.
Nose of gingerbread spices, nutmeg, cloves, molasses, chocolate.
Taste is similar, semi sweet, all spice and nutmeg dominate, subtle cinnamon, mild toasted malts.
Mouthfeel is slippery then suddenly dry, thin to medium body, low to medium carbonation and a smooth finish with lingering baking spices.
Overall, no note of the ABV (8%) on the nose or tongue, its not overly spiced and not artificial tasting, its fairly balanced, solid attenuation, surprisingly very session-able and easy to drink a full 16oz can for a Christmas style dessert type beer. Its a pretty tasty beer that comes out in the winter months.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Overall enjoyable beer to drink nice and dark but not too heavy you wouldn't think it was a 9% alcohol beer smells good taste good I would definitely recommend trying this one

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Photo of Fresco305
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaPastry
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twax
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerid
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4 oz pour on tap

A: Pitch black body with a creamy mocha colored head.

S: Lots of ginger, cinamon, chocolate, bready.

T: Very sweet and tastes just like eating gingerbread but in a glass.

M: thicker body almost a little chalky a little unpleasant.

O: This beer is everything it purports to be while they nailed what they were going for its not something I would want an entire glass of to have to drink.

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Gingy from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 18 ratings