Gigantic Brewing Co – IPA – 7.3%
From the Gigantic Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon, USA comes their IPA at 7.3%. De-capping gives a standard floral IPA aroma with touches of citrus and crystal malt. The pour is deep amber, bordering on red ale. The head retention is very good, with a thick lingering creamy head. Carbonation is low to moderate, dropping off quickly as the brew settles. The taste is a hybrid of a traditional English IPA and American style IPA. A good malty backbone and a decent aroma. Mouthfeel is not too great, the carbonation drop out lacks presence as the brew settles. A very good brew, which hides the ABV very well. I did hope for a little more from this brewery, as the beer is well within date. I would drink again, albeit the price tag is also GIGANTIC.