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:
#1,821
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
808
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
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43
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236
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Ratings: 808 |  Reviews: 192
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

Photo of daliandragon
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This looks and smells the part, with a pretty golden hue and a blast of mango and pine citrus that gets your attention.

I can see what they are going for with the name. This is powerful yet agile. Really solid bitterness in the middle of the sip but finishes clean. Definitely leaves a bit of resin and oil behind the tropical fruits, pine sap, and bread notes. A lot of moving parts but everything seems in synchronicity. Not all of Troeg's beers are amazing, but Nugget Nectar is and this is pretty close.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- pours a slightly hazy, straw gold with a very thin, white head that collects a ring on glass.
S- bitter citrus hops with Carmel malt and dank smell.
T- unique taste of candied grapefruit up front. Mangoes and melon follow. Spice and dank to finish. Slight garlic and onion. Cracker and malt present.
F- incredibly smooth. Oily finish. Bigger body.
O- This one was worth it. It has a combination that is unique.

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The smell of pineapple comes off right away, a little mango too but it doesn’t blow you away. Goes down easy for a high abv. Finishes bitter and a little chewy.

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Photo of skalten
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Big and luscious. Only modest bitterness. I like all types of IPAs, but if you're dedicated to Tree House style beers or super bitter IPAs this might not be your bag. At the level of , or slightly above, Treehouse Green to my IPA tasting buds. If you can enjoy a smooth, enveloping beer that doesn't adhere to any particular style this could be for you. Not typical at all, which I like. Very enjoyable and for me one of the best of bests.

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Nimble Giant from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 808 ratings