Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. The beer pours a clear amber color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and roast malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character and notes of malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Sarlacc83 (946) - Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Belmont Station.
A: Good semi-translucent copper with a thin ring of white head. Good legs, and it looks pretty calm sitting here in front of me.
N: Lots of wholesome, healthy hops. Pineapple, pine, mango, and earth. Biscuit and rising dough. Grapefruit is rounding this one out. It’s very well balanced and it’s a very pleasing scent.
T: A sweeter, tropical hop bomb, which is just the way I prefer it. There’s a roundness of the sugars mixed with a touch of bitterness from the hops. Can spike parts of the mouth with the hop sting.
M: Heavier body with some noticeable alcohol. Has an appropriate level of carbonation in that the bubbles are lively, but they’re not pop-rocks all over my mouth.
O: This is an excellent representation of the style if you’re looking for something which hits all around the bases instead of focusing on one single aspect of a DIPA. These are my favorite types of the style.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a tall, long lasting, sticky white head.
Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine resin.
The flavor carries lots of juicy malt sweetness with a good supporting hop bitterness. Some dryness comes in for the finish to cut any remaining sweetness.
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome pnw hop scent of citrus and some herbal/pine, flavor follows, gets a little hot as it really warms up but a pleasant dipa.
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These dudes at Gigantic really know how to brew some kickass beers. This has a big citrus hop aroma. Smooth and creamy texture. Flavor is monster citrus hops with a heavy malt balance. A little alcohol on the back end. Damnnice.
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of beer. Awesome body & carbonation. Clear as can be. Great head retention, simcoe & citra flavors. Very well balanced and super drinkable. I love you Gigantic. Tasted at 50F.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a semi-clear amber with a small off-white head, and very good lacing.
smell is of citrus, hops, and a touch of pine.
taste is creamy, big hops, citrus, malt in the back, and some pine. ends creamy, and bitter.
neepsntatties (1240) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On firkin at Lardo east in Portland. Colour...medium gold with no head. Nose...boiled sweets (esp tropical fruits), hop resin, ponderosa pitch and needles. Palate...light on the CO2 (firkin), then a shot of pineapple infused sugar sirop, followed by peach and pear compote, dried papaya and mango, a lovely tanginess on the soft palate and a lengthy finish of floral hop essence. Gotta get some bottles of this one!
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Lardo East. Orange brown hue. Caramel, citrus hop aroma. Really sweet hop bitterness, like caramelized citrus. Quite easy-drinking and balanced for an Imperial.
pdx76 (645) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at lardo - pours clear amber absent of head. Nose of hop and pine. Nice blend of malt and hop. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone