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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
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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 10-17-2013

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ibanez11520
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice smell, toasty taste, not so bitter, a little sweet.

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear pale gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, white, shortlived head that leaves webby lacing. Aroma is citrus, honey, oaky vanilla & thin caramel, the hops are restrained for an IPA. Taste is sweet fronted but quickly gives way to balance with the wood & hops & then a bittersweet finish that becomes mostly a bitter-oaky aftertaste. Citrus & floral/herbal hops, boozy alcohol, vanilla, sugar & just a hint of butterscotch. Alcohol is prominent for a brew of this ABV. Mouthfeel is moderate-heavy bodied, low-medium carbonation, tongue coating thickness, oily. This puts me more in mind of an ESB instead of an IPA.

Photo of CurtisD
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Parsj3
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dashnkrash
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Photo of Foley67
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coolandy007
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy bright orange. Fruity and woody smell and taste. Too sweet and very low bitterness for an IPA.

Photo of juicebox
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UKBeerman
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I liked this one. I got mine at Jungle Jim's near Cincinnati. It came in a bottled 4 pack...none on tap anywhere in the area I could find. It has a clear bright golden to orange color, no haze at all. The aroma was very hoppy and pleasant to me...though it has that strong green onion-grassy smell that some European beers have ( sorry...that is the only way I can think to describe it ) to it that some might call skunky...which surprised me. I repeat i found it pleasant and pretty complex. You can also discover the woody notes. The mouthfeel was a little lighter than I expected. The head was a bright white that started strong and dropped away after a minute or so to a thin lacing. It was not as hoppy on the tongue as most IPA's. I will buy again....

Photo of Jfishe13313
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zacemy
2.44/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not one of my favorites. With so many choices, there are much better brews.

Photo of BFCarr
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Noxious26
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of zmcguire
4.67/5  rDev +36.2%
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

Photo of mister_moose
4.71/5  rDev +37.3%
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.

Photo of bigox420
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuka
1.83/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sour lemon cough drop; drain pour.

Photo of Dentist666
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 11.2FL.OZ. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden body with a thick white head.

Smell: Smell of grassy, floral Euro hops. Slight metallic aroma.

Taste: Sweet malt flavor. Slight bubblegum and banana. Touch of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: A little light, but refreshing!

Overall: A very nice and pleasant, light, fruit/floral flavored beer!

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
78 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.