Gigantic: La Formidable

La Formidable is an American-Belgo IPA, a relatively new hybrid beer style that crosses bold, citrusy American-style hop aromas with the signature fruity, spicy and earthy elements of Belgian yeast.

American-Belgo I.P.A.
6.9% • B-Side Brewing Label

“At Gigantic, we hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle.”

– Ben Love & Van Havig

Gigantic is the second artist to sign onto B-Side Brewing Label, and part of a portfolio of international brands of excellence being produced fresh and locally for the Ontario market.

History & Style

Gigantic Brewing Company is an independent, artisanal brewery located in the Southeast quadrant of the Peoples Republic of Portland. Brewer/Owners Ben Love and Van Havig are veterans of the Oregon brewing community, and have developed this new recipe exclusively for the B-Side Brewing Label.

Tasting Notes

La Formidable is a hazy golden ale that exudes appetizing aromas of grapefruit and orange, along with light piney notes and white pepper. The flavour offers a firm but balanced bitterness that is complemented by citrus fruitiness. The finish is spicy with earthy undertones.

Food Pairings

Tuna tartar with chilies & citrus, peppery chicken liver paté with juniper; Mushroom, sharp cheddar & barley risotto; Roasted pears with caramel & almonds, Creamy blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Bleu Benedectin from Quebec

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 6.9%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast.
  • MALTS: Organic Pale Ale, Organic Munich
  • HOPS: Cascade, Rakau, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Gem, Perle (all organic)
  • YEAST: Trappist Ale
  • IBU’S: 60
  • OG: 15.0
  • FG: 2.0
  • SERVING TEMP.: 6-10° C
  • GLASSWARE: Toscana