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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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bottled, pasteurised, regular
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ndia 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 (205) - 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home. Clear gold colour huge white coloured head. Pasteurised-like toffee aroma. Itís terrible. A woody concoction of awfulness. Too sweet. Too oily. Some hop bitterness. Itís just not my kind of drink at all.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AndrewMichaelZ (29) - - APR 7, 2014
I like I & G's other beets but this one's not for me. Pours clear gold with champagne-like bubbles and a light foamy head. Aroma is of oaky and perfume-y with hints of vanilla. Out of balance malty bitterness and woodiness. Tastes like a cheap "ice" beer. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Poured light golden orange with minimal white ring. Aroma of the lightly toasted malt, some wooden notes. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, some dark fruit. Sweet end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andregoncalves (1089) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 7, 2014
33cl from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Color is dark gold. Head is thin and white. Body is thin and carbonated. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Aroma is hop, fruits, light wood, caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (342) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 02.2015. Pours clear golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is puke, citrus, grass, and vanilla. Taste is light, sweet, citrus, vanilla, and pine bitterness. Finis is fruity and mild pine. Overall: was expecting a lot worse, but itís ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Keg at the Old Beefeater Inn, Gotebor, 21/03/14. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is popcorn, light bourbon notes, corn, grain, vanilla essence. Taste comprises mellow fruit tones, more vanilla, butterscotch, light bourbon traces, woody twang, fruit rind. Medium bodied, fine carbontion, semi drying close. Ok stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (843) - ESTONIA - APR 3, 2014
Clear golden, white head. Nose is citrus, vanilla sweetness, grass, some wood. Taste is malt, toasty tones, more vanilla, dry and woody finish with somewhat fruity-bitter hops. Not really a great balance, fizzy watery palate can be distracting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
33cl bottle from Alko. Golden colored, thin white head. Oak, citrus fruits, dishwater-lemony with some vanilla notes in aroma. Flavor has oak, citrus, sweet candy, malt. sweet finish with some vanilla. Yak, sweet and somewhat artifical feel over it. I used to like I&G:s brews, but this was over the line.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finwe (392) - Grankulla, FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
330 ml bottle from Alko. Pours clear golden with a fine white head. Somewhat malty aroma with hint of citric hops. Hoppy and oaken bitter flavour. Bitterish finish. Okay but nothing extraordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2014
330 ml bottle. L3312. BBE Nov/14. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Clear deep golden colour with a small white head. Sweet fruits and candies and some maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is candy, fruit and some dry pine and some vanilla sweetness. Drinkable.


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