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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA

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BA SCORE
78
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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 10-17-2013

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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4.71/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Being a hop head of some degree, IPA is a bit of a misnomer on this beer. Even the more reserved British style IPA doesn't accurately reflect this beer. It's very soft on the palate, strong notes of buttery caramel with secondary notes of a golden rum and light oak. It slides down without a bitter finish and leaves you asking for more. There are only 2 beers I go outside domestic production for, Innis and Gunn, and Sam Smith. Unique, well crafted, and apparently under rated. Don't let the pedestrian score deceive you, go get some.

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4.67/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I agree with mister_moose post exactly.. Very drinkable, strong notes of buttery caramel with secondary notes of a golden rum and a light oak. Not for hop heads but refreshing for its style

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.04/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance – A pale almost clear golden amber colour with a finger of tight cropped white foam head. The head has reasonable retention and leaves plenty of spider lace in the glass and there is also very heavy CO2 activity.

Smell – Toasted oak aroma is very evident, there is also lemony zest style hops, moderate bitter hops, and a lovely fresh leafy note to the aroma almost like stinging nettles. There are some fine notes of the sweet malts

Taste – A very fresh tasting beer. There is a very nice under current of sweet malts that serves as a foundation flavour holding up the toasted oak from the barrel. The next most evident flavour is the lemon and bitter earthy hops which seems to battle for supremacy in this brew. Finally just before you finish there is a new woody hop flavour almost piney and very distinct from the toasted oak but complimentary all the same.

Mouthfeel – The feel of this one is full and creamy with ample body. It has a slightly dry finish at the end with some mild astringency and the slightest hint of metallic pinch at the very back of the throat.

Overall – This one is very good. Over all it has great hop flavour from the triple hopping method of the brewing process with some very fine malts underpinning the whole experience. All in all a wonderful beer I am sad to say is now retired. At least I got to try it once. And here is hoping I come across a rogue bottle or two in the near future before they are all snapped up.

Photo of Dave1999
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very light pale amber with a bright white head.

The smell has some nice citrus hops and spicy woodiness.

The taste is much like the smell citrus hops and wood. Not very bitter and easy drinking.

The mouthfeel is extremely light, with mild carbonation. I would've like some more body but at under 6% abv can't really complain.

This was a very well made beer, has more citrus flavor than most British IPAs. An easy drinking summer IPA, without that carbonated water taste I sometimes find in lighter bodied beers.

Innis and gunn are probably my favorite brewery from my home city.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer blew my mind it was like they took an easy to drink English IPA and aged it in the barrels that they use for their regular Scottish ale. Color is to be expected for an IPA a clear amber yellow color with a 1/2 inch of head and great lacing. Smell is sweet with toasted oak, Vanilla, a touch of hebal hops, tea leaves, and some sweet caramel malts. Taste is great sweet oak, vanilla, and herbal hops highlight. Body is more medium and syrup like.

Overall its a pretty great beer above average and definitely one of their better tries at an oak aged beer. Worth picking up for $2.50.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.9/5  rDev +14%

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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
78 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.