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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA (Bottle)

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Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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bottled, pasteurised, regular
See separate cask listing for rating the limited cask special
India Pale Ale first made its name in the 19th century. Here’s hoping our pioneering IPA can make its mark too.
Its fervent hoppy character hails from the unique addition of large quantities of hops at three separate points during brewing. The result is a beer that’s rounded yet refreshing, with delicate floral notes and oodles of zesty freshness.

Colour
Pale gold
Smell
Freshly mown grass, clean grapefruit and pine trees
Taste
Rich vanilla from the oak, with lots of zestness and a light bitterness from the hops
Finish
Full bodies, but still crisp and refreshing.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1545) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
Couleur ambrée légère, mousse qui disparait. Nez de caramel doux, beurre blond, leger chêne. Gout de caramel doux, leger boisé chêne et butterscotch, amertume houblon sec. Corps moyen. Fin légère amère et caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (87) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
The familiar malty aroma of a British IPA with a gorgeous golden pour; this is far hoppier than I expected. Citrus and floral notes with some pine and caramel malts and a hint of vanilla as well. Smooth, if a little light. Almost as good as their Canadian Cherrywood Finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Clear pour. Some floral hops and bit of sweetness and oak. Medium bodied. Almost like a hoppy lager with the sweetness. Forgetful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7020) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle - Sweet caramel malts, oak and a touch of citrus. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet caramel with a light hop bitterness. Not bad but a bit dull.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (3875) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours clear amber with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma is crisp and malty, not much else. Flavor is definitely better, trotting out fruity and subtle hoppy tones to support the malty core. Texture has average body and not much fizz. If not outstanding - maybe this was not one of their better batches. Worth a fair shake nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
330ml bottle from Waitrose, BB April 2016. Golden orange, pretty clear, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is musty towel, lemonade, mulched card. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is tangy and drying, woody and metallic, grapefruit, paper and rust. Big rust vibe. Soft bitterness. Interesting - just a bit too dry and astringent. I was expecting this to be insipid and under-done, but actually it’s intense and over-done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rommelreno (40) - - MAY 14, 2015
Espuma abundante e clara, cerveja bem clara. Aroma de terra com ervas. Gosto com toque de baunilha pouco amargor do lúpulo. Cerveja boa para um dia quente.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1591) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear darker straw body. The aroma is resin, wood, honey and vanilla. Nice. The taste starts slow, mildly bitter, then turn vanilla and woody with a mild pine bitter finish. The texture is soft, yet a little fizzy. The IPA and oak play well together.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fredd_an (173) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
Pastoriserad knäckfärgad med vit krona. Mycket fin koladoft, dock bör poängteras den enda doften, inge humle tränger igenom. Smaken är en karamellsmash med en odräglig humle ton som försöker leta sig in i smöret. Mindre trevligt. Kolasmaken är trevlig dock med touch av fat & whisky men kroppen är tunn & vattnig. Humlekicken är så låg att det är pinsamt att kalla detta för en IPA som det står på flaskan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2767) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2015
330 ml bottle purchased and enjoyed in Largoward, Fife, Scotland. The toasted oak comes out most in the aroma.; it’s suite subtle in tasting. Hoppy but with mild bitterness and some caramel from the malts. There’s a nice touch of vanilla too. O: nice, distinct English IPA.


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