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Innis & Gunn India Pale Ale (2009)

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
2009 version brewed to a different recipe and with a higher alcohol level 7.7% vs. 6.4% of the 2006/2007 version). Included in an Innis & Gunn gift pack released to the Canadian market for fall/winter 2009. From the label: "The unique flavour of IPA originated in the 1800s during long sea journeys on the trade routes between Britain and India. Beers were transported in oak barrels containing hops, which preserved freshness, and arrived having absorbed the character of both the oak and the hops. We are delighted to present this Limited Bottling of IPA which has been oak aged with the addition of large quantities of fresh hops giving this beer a burst of orange aromas and a zesty fruity character."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_gryls (17) - - NOV 3, 2013
Alkohol, karamell, bröd, gräs, källararomer, blommigt, örter, ladugård, deg, ingefära, trä, källararomer, källararomer, källararomer, källararomer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lilja (2540) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Vet inte om denna eklagrade och något söta ale fungera med den här beskan, de trivs helt enkelt inte tillsammans, balansen och harmonin uteblir.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8810) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110730.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, some wood, grass and mild hops. Flavor of wood, hay, resin and caramelly fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
30th October 2010
Clear bright gold beer, tiny white head. Lagerish malt nose. Palate starts soft but then has a carbonated bite. Lagerish malt, subtle vanilla oak, a little orange hop. Minerally soft finish. Really should be a lot more hoppy but it’s a nice beer. It’s lonely being an Innis & Gunn fan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DanielBrown (4340) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood. Thin gold, no head. Thin in gob too. Smells like hot chocolate in a tent, in Summer. Taste is not too good at all. Who wants an ’IPA’ that tastes like rum cream, sweet corn and sauted cotton wool? Not me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
(Bottle) Pours clear deep golden with a small head. The aroma holds cloying toffee, light-struck skunkiness, mouldy oranges and cheesy hops. Undertones of nut bread and dried apricots. The flavour is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, bready malt, weak hops and mouldy marmalade alongside a light oxidized touch of cardboard. The mouthfeel is dead with an abrupt finish. Sweet bread and toffee on the finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
Had this during the summer it had a citrusy aroma and the taste was very good orange peel and citrus notes there best beer so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3073) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
Pale golden with small white head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, oak and bitterness. Medium body with a balanced aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
330mL bottle poured a pale amber color with big white head settling quickly to lace. Aromas of caramel and mild hops. Taste is a quite sweet maltiness with a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Would have scored higher marks if there was a bolder hop presence. Quite disappointing for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (3092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2011
Typisk Innis & Gun i fatkaraktären och maltsötman. Det smakar smörkola, ek, och lite vanilj. Men därtill kommer en markerad humlebeska. Utan humlearom och så mycket till kropp tycker jag att det drar för mycket åt olika håll. Den här typen av beska passar bättre i en stramare torr ale eller lager. Tillsammans med sötman blir det mest kvalmigt.

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