Monday, May 11, 2015

Gigantic Brewing Company Pipewrench Gin Barrel Aged IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Gigantic Brewing Company Pipewrench Gin Barrel Aged IPA.  I picked this bottle up at The Wine Club in San Jose (here). They have a small craft beer section, but they have an incredible selection.  If you're anywhere near The Wine Club go visit them and tell 'em Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!

From the Gigantic Brewing Company website: “Our Gigantic IPA aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels for 3 months. Botanicals from the gin meld perfectly with citrusy hops and subtle wood in an incredibly complex beer.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark orange with a fluffy off-white head and soapy lacing.
Aroma: Juniper, citrus, caramel, gin botanicals and barrel notes, pine and some tropical notes.
Taste: Juniper, citrus, tropical, caramel, vanilla, gin botanicals, oak and a solid malt backbone.
Overall: As a fan of IPAs and gin I completely enjoyed Gigantic Brewing Company Pipewrench Gin Barrel Aged IPA.  This 8% ABV offering is flavorful and delicious. I’ve picked this up a few times now so this is certainly a repeat beverage for me.


Mark Harvey

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