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Innis & Gunn Independence Day 2012

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Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: Scottish Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light and fruity beer with notes of candied apple and marzipan. The combination of biscuit malt and citrus hops tingle the palate only diminishing after the first sip to allow the signature Innis & Gunn vanilla and oak notes to shine through. Because of this combination of Scottish malted barley and mouth-watering zesty American hops, ‘Independence Day’ beer is a great partner to BBQ dishes.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (427) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Ar: Pineapple, butterscotch, skunky. Ap: Clear orange - small white head with poor retention, a bit of lacing. T: Deep caramel and light toffee up front, very intense - medium-sweet, with a hefty malt backbone, very toasty - finish is biscuits with a medium-low bitterness - some tropical fruit, apple, plum, and vanilla. P: Medium-full body, medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: The aroma disserves this beer, because it really tastes amazing - the depth of caramel, toffee, malt, and fruit flavor (and more!) is astonishing and absolutely delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle sample. Clear copper color, small off white head. Aromas of malt, marmalade, mild sweet citrus and oak. Juicy malt flavor, candy, vanilla, wood with low bitterness. Medium bodied, full flavored and rich. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of candied fruit, oak, vanilla, malt, toffee and citrus. Medium body. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3385) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3.25): Pours a light amber with a quickly dissipating head. Oak, vanilla, and malt are the two things going on in the aroma. There is definitely a strong barrel-aged taste throughout. Hops are very light. Malts are proper. Easy to drink and interesting enough as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
The aroma is malty and boozy with some butter scotch and oak. The appearance is light amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
great beer with a low aroma but high in taste. it has a taste of sweet malts with lots of nutty flavor and caramel. all malts yet no hops. its another winner for IaG

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
A bit more subdued with sweet oak than some of the other innis and gunn beers. The barrel influence seems to be a bit more in balance with the rest of the beer. Vanilla, whiskey, malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Independence Day
Date: July 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine beige head
Aroma: the clear bottle fills the room with the aroma of skunk the second the cap is cracked and before it is even completely removed, idiots, once the skunk is swirled away sweet caramel emerges
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, light breadyness, touch of fruityness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear dark amber color with a thin off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is malt, oak and caramel. Medium body with flavors of sweet caramel, oak and bready malt. Slight hops in the background. The finish is clean with a short oaky aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
[Bottle from Beers of Europe] Chestnut with a large beige head. Rich and oaky throughout, with butter and vanilla in spades. Some toffee, a little red wine, but mainly the oak. It may be a little sweet and sticky for some, but I do like these beers, even if their special editions such as this are simply minor variations on their standard theme. Good stuff.


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