Nimble Giant | Tröegs Brewing Company

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4.22/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Without sway, there can be no balance.” Our Double IPA gracefully boasts grapefruit rind, pineapple and honeysuckle notes with a hint of earthy forest floor. Behold the wonder!

Added by orangesol on 08-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,938
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
814
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
238
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 814 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of yaksurf
3.19/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buck89
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head. The aroma was slightly malty with citrus rind and some floral notes. The taste followed with a slightly sweet malt backbone and citrus mixed with floral elements. Alcohol was well hidden. Overall outstanding.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jguzman718
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bschymik
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am a big Troegs fan and this one is my new favorite. Hides 9% ALC behind a solid front of fruit and wood with a very nice hop aftertaste. A complex and pleasing DIPA. 4 cans @ $15 in my local bodega - I'll be back for more later today.

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Photo of robebo44
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hunamaga
3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zazzi82
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bill69
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LilSebastianJr
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I drink way too much of this beer. Perfect balance for an IIPA. big bold fruity hop character with an impressive malt backbone. The aroma is divine. You get hints of pineapple and grapefruit from the hop notes. I don't taste no honeysuckle, but who tastes honeysuckle?

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Photo of meatyard
2.96/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Awful, can dated dated by 10/04. Must be 6 months from canning at least. They don’t deserve a decent rating if they don’t put canned on date. No hops, all malt. Sucks.

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Photo of trickynicky
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yes!

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryan4120
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head that sticks around and leaves a nice amount of lacing behind
S - Piney, bitter hop notes on the nose along with some citrus and tropical notes.
T - Bitter piney hops up front and throughout along with notes of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, honey, and floral notes.
F - medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and crisp.
O - Standard double IPA fare, but man does Nimble Giant do it so well. It's incredibly easy to drink. The flavor profile feels so pronounced, clean, and crisp. This is a really fantastic DIPA.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

July 18 18...pours orange gold with fluffy white foam. Earthy nose, subtle scented. Heavy bitter in and throughout. Grapfruit rind, honey, hints of pine earth. Hearty. Strong fruit and oily. Heavy mouthfeel. Boozy.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into stemless wine glass. Best By date of 10/4/18.
Nice cloudy golden orange look. Nose is tropical fruit with pineapple and orange on top. Taste is tropical at front then nice little grapefruit bite at end. Feel is medium to light. Overall a very nice DIPA. Well balanced and very drinkable. Will buy again when available.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shivatrance
2.36/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I like an Imperial IPA. . . . especially when I expect it. This just has such an overwhelming face-smashing alcohol taste that it's all you can taste. Nothing enjoyable about this brew. I am a huge Troegs fan and it hurts me to say that this is simply not enjoyable whatsoever. . .

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Photo of Lorihall1
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Nimble Giant from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 814 ratings