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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, pasteurised, regular
See separate cask listing for rating the limited cask special
India Pale Ale first made its name in the 19th century. Hereís 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 thatís 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.


Graham77's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (282) - 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.


3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMStout (6) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015 does not count
Ok scottish beer, vanilla and banana flavors, could have been better than this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cecisimao (4) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 28, 2015 does not count
Bottled 33cl. Very clear honey color. Cloudy, medium head. Very pleasant scent. Balanced bitterness. Definitely to repeat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (6984) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours bit hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is oak, citrus hops and grass. The flavor is malty and light oaky with citrus hops. Bitter hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abrakarl (386) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Decent head and decent aroma and taste overall but I canít taste much hops and even less of the "toasted oak". Slightly sweet with medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DraftDodger (460) - - JUL 24, 2015
Copenhagen 24/7 2015. 33 cl bottle from Føtex. A dark bottle for once from Innis & Gunn. Pours clear yellow with white head. Settles as 0,5 cm layer of foam. Aroma is a little spicy with sour and acidic overtones of fruit and flowers. Very pleasant. Medium carbonation. Taste is lemonlike and quite sour. Clear notes of citrus. Dry finish. A bit one dimensional on the sour side.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from B&M Bargains; clear golden yellow pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has a hint of grass and a tinge of bourbon, taste has a lot of wood nearly got a splinter, some zesty lemon action, assertively bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoNrRiI (763) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
0.33 bottle. Clear, gold color and a small, white head. Soft aroma of elderflower, hops, and delicate malts. Delicate taste of hops, some flowery notes again, almost no bitterness given the style standard. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is medium long, bitterer than the rest, itís actually hoppy. Overall a mediocre beer, the barís serving temperature was low so it might have influenced the obscurity of the flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1391) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos in tallinn. Geur en smaak met pine en hennep. Had wat meer op de voorgrond mogen treden.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (303) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Pours clear straw yellow with white foamy head which settles. Aroma is lemonade, slight vanilla and fresh grass. Taste is mildly sweet and pleasingly bitter. Light feel in the mouth, not too watery and quite slick. Not bad overall

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (852) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear yellow with a two-finger white bubbly head. Taste is of malt, hay, fruits, citrus, hops, pine and vanilla. High carbonation and surprisingly full body for such a low ABV beer. Long bitter finish. Nothing out of the ordinary but solid and tasty.


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