Gigantic Pipe Wrench IPA - Gin Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin Barrels. This tasty, refreshing beer is a blend of bright citrus and fruity hops, juniper, spice, and oak.

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sulawang (1172) - - SEP 2, 2017
Visual: Pours opaque deep coral pink with a large supremely foamy long-lasting head, thick sticky lacing, clusters of active micro streams - Flawless appearance.

Nose: floral orange citrusy sweet malt with some tangy curd (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: silky-fine creamy-crisp, airy alcoholic, sweet malt impression

Mid-palate: fruity juniper/crème de violet, (lvl-4-sweetness), soft tangy citrus curd, toffee malt

Finish: soft dry woody oak, dry gin edginess, stealth low bitter hops

Summary: A deeply interesting IPA that absorbs compound flavours from both the gin and wine that were aged in that same barrel (Wine -> Ransom Old Tom Gin -> Gigantic IPA). An IPA at heart with a prominent floral gin component as well as a woody nuance. The finish is slightly alcoholic aggressive. I'd love to try more gin BA beers.

3.7
rejtable (2809) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle. Notes of gin, spruce, like. Big gin burn alcohohol not well hidden.

3.9
Arve_Christian (5208) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2017
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandefjord- 2 weeks back. Hazy golden orange Color with good foam. Medium high aroma intensity; distinct gin, citrus, fruitiness and hops. Medium/ full body & complexity . Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
Samtzu (519) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2017
650ml Bottle. Pours a strong gold with a lot of off white head. Large hoppy aroma with hints of alcohol and floral notes. Full body with amazing floral and hop notes combined together. Subtle bitterness with strong flavours. An excellent IPA.

3.8
j12601 (12976) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a gently hazed orange amber with a medium sized white head. Gin on the nose, sweet and fruity, wood and a touch of citrus, lime, earthy lime peels and zest. Very pretty. Medium bodied, spicy citrus over malt, thick malty sweetness, then a bit of sweet candy sugar over wood. Gin notes are lurking, lime zest, juniper, red wood and earth. Smooth and musky, long wood into the finish, soft wood and yeast, lime and a bit of lemon, sweet and estery. Fun and playful. Gin barrel definitely hangs on the back end, lingering.

3.7
dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
My brother anecdotalised about his mates who were getting old and fat because of too much beer consumption. They switched to G&T. I bet they would love this. The colour is a hazy/cloudy reddish amber with a one finger, muted, frothy light tan head. The aroma is bright tropical fruit, biscuit, juniper and wood. Taste is primarily sour gin/juniper, oak and bitterness. The booze is there, but nowhere as strong as expected for 7.8%.

3.6
explosivedog (1403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2017
From bottle. Pours hazy orange. Grapefruit, juniper, lemon, blood orange, little spice. Really well balanced for a gin beer.

3.4
Jorn69 (3272) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2017
Sample @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration 2017, Blue Session 20170512. Fruity and citrusy, gin, sweet, medium body, fruity and dry finish.

3.2
jmgreenuk (9729) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at MBCC 2017 Blue session. Poured a crystal clear Lucozade orange amber colour with a round white head. The aroma is lemon rind zesty citrus, woody hop. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a sweet glucose malt, light fruit, woody resin hop bitter, light spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. It kinda tastes a little bit like Lucozade too. Not one for me.

3.4
tiong (7451) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours clear golden orange with a smooth head. Aroma of gin, caramel, toffee, fruits and pine. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with some pine, resin and sticky Notes. Finish is sweet, malty and stuffy with some caramel and pine. Sweet and heavy.


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