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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puredelusion (112) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 23, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours golden/light amber color with small white, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of toffee, grass, pine. Light to medium hoppy. Flavor is light sweet, moderate bitter, hints of vanilla, wood (oak), fruits. Dry finish with woody aftertaste. Clear liquid, flat carbonation, medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Flanfl (157) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden colpr. No head. Light floral aroma, light vanilla and some toasted oak. Floral flavour, some biscuit malt and citrus. Medium bitter finish. Creamy body, high carbo. More of a pale ale than an ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (683) - - APR 17, 2015
Big smokey flavour. Subtly sweet but sharp flavour. Quite delicious. Strong but smooth with a tangy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CalumScotland (147) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
Nice crisp taste must drink cold would definitely buy again best innis and gunn Iíve tried

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1194) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
330 ml bottle@home Appearance: clear yellow golden with off-white head. Aroma: grassy hops, malt. Taste: grapefruit, vanilla, mild bitter. Palate: smooth, medium bitter body, moderate carbonation. Overall: nice.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3206) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a frail white head. Aroma: Light grainy maltiness, somewhat floral, light vanillin, sort of sweet-smelling, not much here. Palate: Medium body, soft, rounded carbonation. Flav.: Grainy malt again, floral notes, some wood with vanillin, a little herbal, still fairly uninteresting; dry with decent bitterness and an oddly perfumed/floral/vanillin finish.

Not for me, to put it mildly.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
CarlstedtDuke (1) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Low in bitterness. I taste more oak than hops. Too blend for me. Nice colour for an english IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1937) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2015
It seemed a little smokey in both the aroma and the taste due to the oak. Vanilla was barely present. Probably better on tap.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lawger (201) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Pours clear gold with white head and extremely heavy carbonation. Smells like a macro lager, pure and simple. There's none of the so called "intense hop character" and no oak what so ever. It smells lightly malty with some hay. Could pass for a Carlsberg. Palate is almost medium bodied, quite round and buttery with a hint of bitterness. Rather pleasant, but still, this barely passed as mediocre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Turtles (159) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Clearly gold yellow, small head, small bubbles. Bitter flavor with wood and sawdust. The taste is bitter, oak, sugar, syrup and lemon. The aftertaste turns into high bitterness and perfume. Nice start but I dont enjoy the finish.


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