It’s been a while since I’ve posted, lots of travel and things going on….but, thankfully still lots of drinking too. This beer was one I just couldn’t resist. Saw it in Whole Foods and very curious. It’s a gin barrel aged beer….weird right? Well, obviously, I had to try it. It’s aged in Ransom “Old Tom Gin” barrels. With that:
Presentation: Really nice head on this, just look at the picture. It was a cloudy orange color, almost an auburn brown orange. Very cool.
Style: American Double IPA
Brewery: Gigantic Brewing Company
Method: From my 22oz bomber glass….
Overall taste: REAL citrus pop to this one. The gin gives it a very unique lemon flavor. Honestly on the first sip I was stunned at how good it tasted. It’s almost got the aftertaste of a gin martini, very very good.
Recommended drinking location: Anywhere you’d drink an IPA
Ideal consumption amount: Definitely 1
Similar Beers: Lots of folks compare this to some of the other big IPAs like Pliney or Stone but I don’t really see it quite like that. For me, it was more like some of the Dogfish Head Brews……maybe the 120. Regardless good stuff.