I had the opportunity to try Gigantic's Gin Barrel Aged IPA, Pipewrench, a few weeks ago. http://giganticbrewing.com/beer/pipewrench/ I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting and delicious that beer was. I really didn't expect it to be as good as it was. It did not remind me of the gin I typically drink at all, but the aromatics and flavor components were all there. They say it is aged in these Gin barrels for 3 months. http://www.ransomspirits.com/media/oldtomtechsheet.pdf I've never had this gin so maybe the flavors of the beer do match is particular gin. I plan to pick up a bottle to do a little R&D. aside: Gin is not typically aged in barrels, this one is. I also had a gin barrel aged IPA at Fat Heads across town. They use the same Old Tom barrels. That's really how I ended up at Gigantic. A patron there told me if I liked this one I should go try the Pipewrench. Anyway they were both impressive. So on to my questions. Has anyone tried to brew something like this at home? I've seen some threads with people asking about using gin and gin flavors, but nothing that specific. Also, if you have tried to brew this, how did it turn out? And how did you go about it? Anyone? My first approach is going to be simply dosing an IPA with some Old Tom to try to find that balance. But longer term I'd like to figure out how to brew this without having access to gin barrels.