Cue the sounds of angels singing — it’s time to talk about Tröegs Nimble Giant. We were thrilled to be able to get our hands on the few remaining cases of this elusive once-per-year small-batch scratch beer at our local beer shop. Tröegs is one of our favorite breweries, and we are lucky to live only an hour and a half away from their brewery in Hershey, PA.
Nimble Giant is a double IPA doused with a fabulous blend of Azacca, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The flavor is impressive – well-balanced (or nimble, if you will), rich, and incredibly drinkable. The hops are definitely there, but they lack that punch-in-the-mouth bitterness that many double IPAs have. Rather, the heavy dose of hops packs in 69 IBUs with a smooth, malty backbone for ultimate drinkability.
Mike tends to be a bit more favorable with double IPAs, while I tend to go more for regular IPAs and pale ales. However, we found a shared lust for the Nimble Giant that was enjoyable for us both. The Giant comes in large cans with a jazzy design that go down faster than you even realize. Two beers in and I was already calling it “Giant Nipple.”
We hope you can track down a case of your own and enjoy with us one of the best double IPAs we’ve ever had.
Bethany and Mike