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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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bottled, pasteurised, regular
See separate cask listing for rating the limited cask special
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.

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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a hazy brown-gold with a thin white head which disappears in a flash......aroma of pawpaw, pine, melon......taste is malt, melon, sweetness, mild bittering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fajry (865) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, bez peny. Vôňa ovocná, jemne chmeľová. V chuti na začiatku sladkosť, až umelá, neskôr jemne ovocie a horký dozvuk. Pre mňa prázdne telo, nič moc.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (5311) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar. <:i>Golden color with medium white head. Perfumed malt in aroma together with candies. Sweet malt, candies, spices, pear.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2363)
- Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Cclear golden colour. Aroma fruity flowery hoppiness. Taste also rather hoppy, fruity, lemony. Bitterness rather restrained. Candyish malty sweetness. Easy drinking. Woody in the finish, if at all.Quite good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScipioA (351) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours out a thin orange with a billowing tan head that lasts as long as the beer does. Aroma is oak, booze, floral honey. Flavor is sickly sweet dough, like chewing on raw pie crust. There’s some oak for sure, but it’s most prominent in the aftertaste. Well-balanced mouthfeel. The historical beer gimmick is fun, but who knows if it is authentic. Without that it’s just pretty boring and bordering on unpleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt and a touch of oak. taste is a nice malty body with some hops. Oak in the finish. Little sweetness. OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1292) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Clear golden with almost no head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite some bitterness with medium sweetness. Malts, caramel, pine, citrus, oak and grass. A nice brew, not too special.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Clear gold, thin white bubbly head; aroma is oak, honey, somehow artificial; taste is predominantly vanilla, sweetness and oak; finish is short and leaves an unpleasant vegetal aftertaste; strange and not something I’ll ever return to.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrownALEx (299) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Aroma: grapefruit. Appearance: clear, very little head. Taste: fruity hops with slight vanilla, no oak. Palate: medium bodied. Overall: refreshing, drinkable. Might get again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (635) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
33cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh. Body is clear, fizzy, yellow-golden. Head is small, white, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is fruity, Aroma is candy sweet, banana, caramel, malt. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is average lasting light english hoppy bitter-sweet, light metallic aftertaste. Light body, oily texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simple english IPA.


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