Gigantic: La Formidable

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

 

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.


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

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

ALC/VOL

6.9%

IBU’S

60

OG

15.0

FG

2.0

IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE

6-10° C

SUGGESTED GLASSWARE

ToscanaToscana

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