Review: Troegs Nimble Giant (2016)
Nimble Giant is a once-a-year seasonal from Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Troegs, and it presents itself as decidedly gigantic from the start. Nimble? That’s perhaps up to the consumer. This is a double IPA crafted with Mosaic, Azacca, and Simcoe hops, brash and punchy from the start with a surfeit of fruit — grapefruit, orange, and some lemon — atop a dense, sometimes syrupy core. Floral notes emerge with some time in glass, the finish ending squarely on a properly hoppy, piney, resinous note. While Nimble Giant is huge, it is indeed fairly nimble, letting its fruity notes do the heavy lifting as it fades out. A lovely, chewy DIPA. 9% abv.
A / $13 per four-pack of 16 oz cans / troegs.com