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 (303) - 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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoctorHU (25) - UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
The aroma of honey tones, sour plum, notes of peach jam, candy. In the taste of candy, caramel sweetness, fruit acidity, bitterness there, but very thin. The aftertaste candies go, it begins to reach a calm mild bitterness with woody, interwoven with the remaining candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Sampled from the bottle @ Medicine Hat Beerfest 2015. Very pale yellow, minimal head formation. Aroma of raw oak vanilla and jasmine flowers. Flavour is predominantly new oak with floral undertones, low sweetness (thank God), and finishing with moderate bitterness. Better than expected to be honest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : clear light golden with a medium white head. Aroma : citrus, floral, wood and citrus. Palate : light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is wooden, slight estery and grassy hoppy. Dry, estery and wooden. Towards acetone. Herbal and dry. Dry, toasted and malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesbeith (18) - - OCT 1, 2015
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (498) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
I expected very little from this stuff and still managed to be disappointed. Nose has some....stuff in it. Caramel (more butterscotch) and oak, vanilla - lots of syrupy, sugary sweetness and not much else. There’s enough ambiguous bitterness to cover up the cloying sweetness of the malt but it’s still not what I would call pleasant. Nor would I call it an IPA. Swill sounds about right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Xavalias (264) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden yellow to pale orange with a minimal off-white head that persists only partially and leaves no lacing on the glass. The aroma is light, malty, hoppy, grass. The taste is moderate to light sweet and bitter. Smooth palate, easy to drink, but pretty boring IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kindacold (230) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2015
This is just terrible. It’s offensively bad in every way. Might be the worst beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3606) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Sparkling deep gold,fast fading beige head.Scarce bead.Nose is light oak,light fruit.Light malt profile,wood and fruit overtones. Light lasting hop bitterness in finish. THIS IS NOT AN IPA OR A STRONG ALE, MORE OF A BLONDE ALE

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2015
330ml bb, Netto DK. Overly clean in the nose: baking vanilla, light furniture store wood, refined industrial caramel sugars, some orange peel. Taste brings a good UK hop bitterness in, adding some tealeaf and bitter lemon, but the filtered damage is done: too clean and lacking any convincing wood/malt/hop or yeast profile, especially for a BA IPA.

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