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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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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.

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

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (296) - Cumbria, - OCT 13, 2013
330ml bottle purchased in Asda. Pours deep gold with a reasonable head. Aroma is predominantly vanilla and caramel. This light sweetness is noticeable in flavour also but is countered by a medium/high bitterness from the hops. IMO the claimed "layers of zesty flavour" from the hops do not appear, instead being muted by the typical I&G vanilla/oak flavour. A quality beer but again not really my type of quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (676) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
330 mL bottle. Pours pale straw, crystal clear with a thick cap of white head. Nose is fruity with papaya, mango, gooseberry, some spice, vanilla, mild oak and lots of caramelly malt. Big and sweet with a lightly bitter finish. Above average body and moderate carbonation. Sticky in typical I&G style. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (153) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 31, 2015
Aroma: some grassy and zesty hops. Taste: light bitterness. Flavour: zest, grass, some tannine. Not an IPA, however not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Clear bronze pour with a small head. Malty sweet, some light hop character, syrupy with some notes of toasted nuts.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
jcaceres (1) - - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
Aroma muy ligero, color claro, sabor profundo. Interesante para probar. En conjunto es aceptable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Blood awful. i had stopped rating for years, but this one is bad enough to require a warning to other drinkers. The "oak" comes from oak chips, not barrel aging. It adds an artificial bubblegummy pseudo oak pseudo caramel nastiness to what otherwise would be a mediocre beer. Very little hops, very little bitterness or IPA character. The artificial flavors hide whatever malt notes might be present. This is the only IPA i ever poured down the sink. Twice, actually, since i thought that perhaps the first bottle had gone bad. Truly awful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Troll (29) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma: Faint honey. Appearance: pours clear golden with white head. Taste: A little bitternes, very faint oak ’caramel’. Overall: Not the most interesting ’IG’ I’ve had. I miss the Oak or some heavy hops (the IPA part). Reminds med of an OK pilsner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (830) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
The aroma is floral with good notes of hops. The taste is slightly malty without special traits and soon taste the hops through a discrete and not very attractive way. The taste is toasted malt and oak storage is completely absent, and therefore sticks it completely from the name. In the aftertaste you will find maybe (if you have good patience) a little touch of oak, but as a whole it is just a usual British IPA without special touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (67) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden body with frothy white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus. Not as intense as what I have come to expect from IPAs. Somewhat dry taste with medium bitterness. A bit sour, which I do not appreciate. Light body with average carbonation. Long and bitter finish, which is quite good. I assume this is a sort of old school IPA, and it does not appeal to me in the same way that modern IPAs with more pronounced hop aromas do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6648) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Keg at a pop up bar, St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Putting it here as it definitely wasn’t the cask! Clear gold pour, big white head. Light smoke aromas, lager notes, faint hops. Taste is light bitter, faint smoke. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (1000) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden with an inch of frothy white head. Aroma of malts and floral hops. Taste is somewhat sweet at first but balances out. Leaves abit of a metallic twang in the aftertaste. Light bitter, but somewhat harsh and grassy. Medium body with avg co2 levels. meh..

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