Sarlacc83 (903) - 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 (3164) - 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 (7738) - 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 (1395) - 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 (1233) - 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 (1426) - 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 (641) - 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
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a murky burnished medium amber with a dense and creamy whitish head that sticks around. Beautiful tropical and citrus nose, lots of mango, pineapple, and orange, along with some dust. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lots of orange peel on the mid palate, over caramel. Long orangey finish. Virtually free of resinous (or any other) heavy bitterness. A sweet/fruity hop bomb all the way. Hides the booze until the end, where there’s a vodka bite.