Gigantes | 21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by t0rin0 on 05-07-2010

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 9
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a small snifter. Pours a medium orange amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Great aroma of pine and citrus hops and sweet malt. Flavor is citrus and light piney hops with a very pleasant sweet malt base with estery fruit components; orange and stone fruits. Medium bodied. The hops are flavorful, but not as intense as the aroma. The tasty malt body really made this fun to drink. Pleasant bitter piney finish. A quite enjoyable American IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A calmer ipa... When you want a different ipa.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery.

A: Pours a cloudy light copper color with no head. Just a thin ring around the top. It appears very still.

S: This has a wonderful aroma. All kinds of citrus including orange, pineapple, and a touch of pine.

T: The taste is much more piney than the aroma leads you to believe. The citrus almost disappears entirely. A bit of a let down from the aromatic experience.

M: Medium bodied and very still. There is a moderate amount of bite of bitterness towards the finish.

O: A solid ipa. Its difficult to stand out with an ipa these days, but this is a solid representation of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

752nd Review on BA
Growler to Pint

Thanks to Afrokaze for this one.

App- Its a bit of a conundrum on this one, a very dark dark orange but is still very clear. A lot of bubbles in the glass with a one finger head. Falls very slowly and leaves a decent amount of cling. A little bit of a puck of head on top.

Smell- A nice dense citrus. Hoppy and thick with a little tropical notes and a touch of spicy hops in it.

Taste- A nice, clean and simple IPA. Not brash or over done as well. At the same time can be a little soft with a bitter note. A little thin but okay. The citrus notes really shine through and cover most of the bitter on this one.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Very light residual bitter notes with a little soft fruits at the end.

Drink- I love growler only beers, I dont feel bad for drinking multiples since it needs to be drank quickly. This was a new IPA for me, pretty tasty and balanced. A bit thin at points with nice citrus notes. Thanks again to Afrokaze for the hookup.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught pint @ the brewpub for $7.00.

Floral and slightly resinous, with a coating mouthfeel. Medium-bodied.

Smooth, wet. Somewhat refreshing.

Balanced but timid for an IPA, with a somewhat generic hop profile.

Drinkable and enjoyable, but unmemorable. There are more widely available IPAs that blow this out of the water.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at 21st Amendment, in San Francisco.

Given that the label font is identical to that of the San Francisco baseball team, I expected Gigantes IPA to be orange but, while it does have some orange in it, I think in actuality it's more golden. Its big, billowing head is white, with little bubbles like that stick out like inside-out craters, and it puts up a lacing that could be used as a tennis net.

The aroma smells like the park near a high-school; a strong whiff of something like something illegal leaves a lasting, lingering impression. Except this stinking herbal smell is excessively bitter. The fruitiness contained within it is not like the flesh or juice, rather the peel and piths. Not un-coincidentally, malts are nowhere really to be found.

The ganja-like stank sticks around in the flavour which, like the bouquet, is not exactly lavished with maltiness. In fact, green little cones and herbals is all that's noted as sweeter flavours of caramel or toffee stay at bay. The citric notes are relatively understated. Seven percent seems too high for a beer that shows no indication of alcohol what so ever.

Both the malts and hops drop off in the finish like stock prices in a recession. They shrivel. And that makes room for two undesirable features to come on the scene: metallic-y minerals and a stale-tasting, papery texture. The minerals give a bite that would be ideal if there were a little more maltiness and, as for the paperiness, again not enough malt.

Gigantes IPA was clearly designed with bottomless pints and Giants games in mind. And in that regard, it certainly does the trick. But unlike the baseball team, this isn't the World Champion of anything. In fact, it doesn't really provide anything to separate it by and in a city replete with renown IPAs - including a couple from this same brewery - it might easily go overlooked. Indeed, it wouldn't be one of my first recommendations.

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Gigantes from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 43 ratings