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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   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. Heres 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 thats 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 (459) - - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PlasticSoul (60) - - NOV 30, 2016
33 cl. bottle (purchased at Craft Beer Store, Dresden). Very clear golden colour with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is weak: some grass, grains, hints of wood, spicy herbs. Taste is bittersweet with a light sourness. It is light-bodied and has a somewhat oily texture. Average carbonation and a rather hoppy finish. I think this beer lacks character; and no, this is not an IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomas_W1 (592) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2016
Flasche 0,33l: Krftiges Gold, leicht orange, glasklar, krftiger fester mittelporiger Schaum; in der Nase krftige Se, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, frische Hopfenaromen, Fruchtaromen, leichte Rstaromen; frischer Krper, deutliche Se, Malz, Malzzucker, leichte Fruchtigkeit, cremig, deutliche Kohlensure, leichte suerliche Bitterkeit, Zitrusnoten, zunehmend trockener; angenehmer fruchtig-trockener Nachgang

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (612) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Podchodzilem do tego piwa z duzymi oczekiwaniami. IPA lezakowana w debowych beczkach dziala na wyobraznie. Kolor jasnozloty opalizujacy ,do tego niezla biala piana,ktora niestety opada zbyt szybko. W aromacie trudno odszukac cytrusowych tonow,ktore zamieniono w bardziej kwiatowo-owocowe.gdzies w tle majacza tak charakterystyczne dla Innis &Gunn nuty debowe. Zapach jednak nie powala. W smakuduzo slodyczy. Brzoskwiniowa lub morelowa podbudowa i tropikalne owoce. Karmel i rodzynki i debowe nuty. Malo tutaj IPY ale nadal smakuje. Moze ciut zbyt slodkie ale nie rozczarowuje.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Antzrhere (99) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2016 From memory. Aroma of grass, generic American hops. Taste is quite light, pleasant with light green hop taste, I&G?s signature toasted oak. Not objectionable - A nice session pale ale but quite bland, falls short of whats come to be expected from an IPA

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruramikael (120) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
hay, grass, floral, citrus, cooked vegetables, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2016
2016-10-29. Crisp yellow body, small quick off-white head. Aroma is relatively mild at first, muted fruit and wood. Flavour is similar, sweetish malt base, fruit and light toasted oak character as promised. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Just a bit more hops and this might have gained a step or too. Okay. 6/3/6/3/12 Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9453) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle sampled from notes. Pours a dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grass, some grapefruit citrus, sweet malts, mild oak and vanilla, soft mouthfeel, blah finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1531) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2016
De geur is heel lekker. De kleur heel lichtblond. De smaak valt heel goed mee voor een ipa.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ILduce (260) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle LCBO: golden with white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells like glazed fruit and vanilla with some biscuit notes. The taste has vanilla, malt, sweet corn, steamed veggies, bread, and some wood content, but not nearly enough to call it oak. Oily mouthfeel with a weak finish that leaves something to be desired in terms of bitterness. Not bad; not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarlAstrid (8) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2016 does not count
Subtle, fruity flavor with hints of barrel, peach, orange, light syrup, herbs and vanilla. Serve at 8-10 C as a social drink, or cooking.


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