Innis & Gunn Independence Day 2012

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Wellpark (Tennent Caledonian - C&C Group)

Style: Scottish Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A light and fruity beer with notes of candied apple and marzipan. The combination of biscuit malt and citrus hops tingle the palate only diminishing after the first sip to allow the signature Innis & Gunn vanilla and oak notes to shine through. Because of this combination of Scottish malted barley and mouth-watering zesty American hops, Independence Day beer is a great partner to BBQ dishes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Amber brwn olor. Tastes and smells of vanilla, malt and ream. Very easy drinking. not what id expect from a special edition but very good nonetheless

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2012
A British beer in a clear bottle...oh dear...With expectations lowered, Ill give it a shot. Smells Caramel and oak and a little skunky. Flavor is Oatmeal cookie and oak and a dryish finish. Actually not bad, though it possibly benefits from lowered expectations...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2416) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
for all the hype on this one, i wasnt too impressed with this one. its too sweet, overly bready and butterscotch notes. watery finish. its kinda bleh honestly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Clear amber with a small white head... aroma of oak vanilla and mild apple, sweetness... moderately sweet with some apple notes oaky vanilla... medium body, a little oily, decent....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1319) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. The aroma has a lot of the traditional barley and malt that a traditional ale has. Get a slight citrus note, but not much. Without drinking side by side, hard to differentiate between the standard I&G. Decent beer though, as most are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4860) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle - $3.19 at Charlies Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark orange-amber body with a medium-small, just off-white head.

Smell: Malted barley contributing bits of bread and bits of biscuit with some sweet-scented caramel and butterscotch. Prototypical Innis & Gunn oak wood. A little dried herb, spice, and lemony citrus is brought to the table by the hops.

Taste: Sweetish, caramel-coated malted barley replete with fresh oak timbers and a light touch of vanilla. Spicy hops, also some zestful, citrusy character. Amply bitter. Slightly buttery. Drying, smooth finish with some lingering spice and diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Its an Innis & Gunn -- they all sort of run together for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Aroma is yeasty. Clear and golden in color. Yeasty flavor and sweet with caramel notes. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5155) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Candied, cherry-oak-tannic aroma with vanilla overtones. Good bottle, although clear. Clear medium brown beer with a light tan head. Sweet at first. Bitter vanilla dominates the flavor, and the beer seems boozier than it actually is. A slick mouthfeel at first, which gets peppered with CO2 towards the backend. The malting is good. I always have high hopes for the Innis, but end up feeling a bit disappointed. New Leaf Market, just past the new Yanni Solstice Resonance CD display.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jnolen (2) - bayville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
Lighter than other innis and gunn beers. Not much hop character, contrary to the statement on the packaging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
My 1000th beer. Annoying since I reckon there were a good 30 to 40 I got too pissed to read, so shouldve arrived here a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, pours amber with a thin head. The nose has balsalm would and caramel. The taste has lots of wood up front, then a cream note with nuts in the finish. The palate is quite well balanced, a creamy texture build into a big structure in the middle section, then it falls away with relative elegance. Overall, happy to drink this.

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