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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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bottled, pasteurised, regular
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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.


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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6813) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle @ Salling Beer fest. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, wood, light sweetness, oak, vanilla, light citrus. Flavor is light sweet, malt, oak, vanilla, light hops. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 280315

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8246) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours hazy mahogany with fizzy, tan head. Nose is oaky vanilla, caramel, hops. Tastes oaky, with big vanilla, caramel, hops, peat. More balanced flavor than many IGs Iíve had, and a solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (593) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
It pours a clear, dark gold color with a trace of head. The aroma is vanilla, butter, a hint of oak. The flavor is very sweet upfront, and rich and malty in the finish. If you have your heart set on a true IPA, which is how this is billed, youíll be disappointed. Itís more of a classic English ale. But, at that, itís a fairly good one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2467) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
0,33 l bottle floral, citrus, cereal, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
Cervesa amb fluix aroma pel que fa al estil, en boca predominen els caramels provinents de les maltes. Cerveza con flojo aroma por lo que se refiere al estilo, en boca predominan los caramelos providentes de las maltas.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (806) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: Medium hoppy, fruity, grapefruit. Medium-light oak, vanilla. Medium sweetness, strawberries, peaches. Appearance: Brilliant, gold body. Small, off-white head. fair retention. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium hoppiness, fruity, peach. Medium sweetness, strawberry, Light resin. Medium maltiness. Medium-light oak/vanilla. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and hoppiness. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Bitter, but still well balanced. Amazing flavours and aromas. An AMAZING beer! 330 ml bottle, thanks Holger and Innis & Gunn! 14B. American IPA 23. Specialty Beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Clear bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Vanilla, floral, oak, caramel, and citrus. Sweeter (vanilla and caramel), but overall, did not find this as bad as I thought it would be ...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (104) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle (shared with friends). Oak & whiskey flavours. Alchohol feels. Rich aroma.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (42) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Has that I&G character. They suggest grapefruit, but I get orange. It's pretty good, if not a show-stopper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (672) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle - light golden with a small of white head which fizzles away. Aroma of malts, caramel and hints of firewood. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee, a little vanilla and cream. Medium body, medium carbonation.


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