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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 (281) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (248) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Malty aroma with fruity notes. Clear gold colour. Flavour of malt, oak, and citrus. Medium body and low carbonation. Quite pleasant, but does not resemble an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1465) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottled; Tropical fruit hops, vanilla, oak nose -but some stale skunk is there too. Orange colour . Dranks -with notes mentioned in the nose ,spicy and dry too..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Keg at the Brewhouse & Kitchen Islington (I assume that counts as the bottled version). Poured a clear, mid golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma was dominated by green apples, with some light malt and brown sugar hidden somewhere behind. More apples in the flavour, with some caramel and mineral notes. Finish was boiled sweets, hay and the very faintest amount of grassy hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (400) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A golden orange beer with yellow hues at the bottom of my glass ; medium white head ; good retention. Good lacing. Fruity aroma (citrus, lemon), herbs, hay, resin. Light body, medium dry bitter refreshing. Light body, thin texture, good carbonation, short bitter finish. Overall, ok : good aroma, refreshing, but light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NordicV (1229) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad öl med vitt skum. I doften finn det lite citrus och gräs men i smaken så tar vaniljen över helt. Känns som det är en dålig öl i grunden som sedan dränkts totalt i ek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
33cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours clear golden with a white head. Wooden aroma dominated by vanillin with mild fruity and hoppy notes and hints of citrus. Sweet, slightly caramelly with vanilla and some fruity notes. Not exactly a refreshing IPA, and not quite my kind of beer, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (723) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear amber with small white head. Smell is hoppy grass and hay with some vanilla. Taste is caramel malty with sweet bread, vanilla and grass. Sweet with medium bitterness and high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1331) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
330 ml brown bottle. Clear pale copper, small white foam rings. Aroma is oaky, fruity, citrus. Slick and oily oaky vanilla fruity taste, thin toasty pale malts, mild British hop influence, quite lean. Softer than average carbonation, lighter bodied, lightly hopped. Just okay. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leini (919) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Malty and sweet, with a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
First thoughts were an, just stick to the original Innis and Gunn my boys. However by the end it very nearly worked. Got golden appearance and a sweet hoppy aroma. It says on the back that it is attempting to replicate the IPA’s of the 1800s and you could actually imagine this being drunk in those times. It tastes antique and vintage like smelling your great great grannies home with toasted caramels and bitterness. It works and it doesn’t. Hey Innis and Gunn are a good welcome brand and options are abound. This one just misses being a good beer and hangs around average.

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