Beer Name: Vivid
Brewery: Gigantic Brewing Co. (Portland, OR)
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $8.31 for a 22 oz. bottle
Date Bottled: April 21, 2016
Date Purchased: May 14, 2016
Date Opened: June 3, 2016
When brewed? Seasonal beer. Listed as #43 in the Endless Series of Limited Edition Artist and Artisan Beers.
Tasting Notes (via Website): "Huge mango, mandarin orange, pineapple and lime hop aroma and flavor."
Food Pairings (via Website): "Lamb Samosas, Facerock Cloth Bound Cheddar, Goan Style Shrimp, Passionfruit Pavlova."
Where distributed: As of June 2016, Gigantic Brewing ships to 11 states, two Canadian provinces (BC and Alberta), and four other foreign countries. See if Gigantic Brewing ships to your area!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured hazy copper into a pint glass. Appears to be unfiltered. Off-white head. 4.25/5
Smell (25%): Sweet tropical and malty. Getting orange-citrus and a bit of dank. 4.25/5
Taste (40%): Pleasing mix of tropical, malt, and dank. Tropical includes mango and orange. Just abit of octane after drinking a bunch of it. Still very smooth and drinkable for 8.5% and 100 IBUs. 4.25/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, velvety on the tongue and extremely refreshing. Smooth. 4/5
Overall (20%): An awesome Double IPA. Honestly, the great artwork on the label drew me to the beer first, then I grabbed it when I saw it was a Double IPA. I've had a couple of Gigantic Brewing beers in the past, but this is my first official review of one. 4/5
Final Weighted Rating: 4.175/5