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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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ndia 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 Smell
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 (233) - Glasgow, - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GMarques (20) - - AUG 29, 2014
Innis & Gunn - (Innis & Gunn, Scotland) - Overall Score: B - Exceeds Acceptable Standard

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ruigo (1072) - PORTUGAL - AUG 29, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear straw colour with a thin white head. Liquorice and grassy hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with some strange notes. Overall, an average beer but a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Thanks southbierboy! The smell is circus peanuts, caramel, bread. The taste is caramel, roasted malt with crisp dry ending. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Wenig röstiger, leicht hopfiger Beginn mit deutlicher Malzigkeit. Der Hopfen ist trotz der Lagerung noch angenehm vorhanden, rund, nur geringe Süße. Parfümiert. Gut! 8/9/10/9/10/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1126) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
330ml bottle. IPA name is not really warranted here. Crisp and a hint of oak, this was very easy to drink. Much better than the 5.5% lagers I could compare to. But still, not what you’d expect from the name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is caramel malt, light yeast, light hop. The flavour is light to medium bitter with a light sweet buttery toasty, chardonnay like palate. Not so much in the way of hops though! An IPA ? I don’t think so, but nice enough all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Clear golden beer with a thin frothy head. Light citrus aroma with a light bitter edge. Light caramel flavour with a tangy fruit edge. Not special but tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Golden color with medium head. Aroma is mild with hints of citrus herb hops, grass, slight vanilla oak. Has a sweetness too it, more than most IPAs. But I guess is more of an English ale. I would say light sweetness, and medium light bitter. Below average carbonation. Sort of creamy texture. Some toffee and oak notes with light hops. Pretty smooth. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (66) - - AUG 25, 2014
Golden colour and white head. Not much aroma, but some fruit and malts on the nose. Strange vanilla taste, and hints of dried fruits. Slightly green hop taste which fades extremely quickly. Not a particularly well-balanced or tasty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
pours unclear light golden with a small white cap, little retention, no lacing. offensive oaky vanilla - cheap vanilla cake soaked in cheap rum, nail poilsh, sweet caramel and brown sugar - rum-like, honey, woody - with its astringency, underlying grassy and citrusy notes, hint of peat, spicy apple pie, sulfur, minerals, diacetyls and cardboard traces. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily, sweet and very lightly astringent spicy-peppery-grassy finish. blah.

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