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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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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 10-17-2013)
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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Oct 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

RedAleMan, Yesterday at 04:37 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Spencedawg, Yesterday at 12:42 AM
Photo of titvs
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A. English IPA). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4148 19:50. AROMA: medium-low hop aromas of floral and citrusy character. mild sweet malt background and some wood barrel. APPEARANCE: pale golden color and translucent. Thin white head with poor retention. TASTE: mild floral hop flavours with a very faint malty background. background shows a mild oak barrel flavour. medium-high bitterness that lingers into a almost dry aftertaste. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a supposed barrel aged IPA that needs more assertive "aged" notes.

titvs, Saturday at 11:54 AM
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3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

Things have been slipping lately between I/G and myself, but we're gonna keep trying to make things work, continuing the process here. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises mild balsa and very light grass. The taste holds notes of flowers, vague young wood, and vague stonefruit. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this beer didn't do it for me. Maybe it was the oak-aging, maybe it was a weak base to begin with; whatever the case, I/G just haven't been getting it done for a while now. Shame, really.

TMoney2591, Friday at 07:02 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

BrettMRogers, Thursday at 01:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Chris_S, Thursday at 01:33 AM
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3.46/5  rDev +1.2%

PVMT, Nov 13, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not particularly impressed, if it is retired, I understand. When the appearance is the best part of the beer, one might as well be drinking something less expensive. Hop flavor does not meet expectations set by label, wood but little flavor compared to many oak aged beers that impart a greater taste. Nicely carbonated and mouthfeel to match.

MDHopster, Nov 11, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

BobMessina, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

zippy236, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

stephenlee, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not retired.

A: Clear, bright pale gold with one finger white head. Sinks fast, leaves a bit of dotty lace. Almost looks a golden pale or pilsner.

S: Perfumy in a good way is the first impression, the oak as if fresh sawn, dry flowers, hay, grass, approachable and different.

T: Follows the smell, smooth with more flowers and perfume than fruit or hops. A tension between sweetness and woody, sawdust flavors.

F: Medium, malty, sour fruit and flowers. Oaky wood shop smell and finish.

Original English IPA. Reminds me of lumber yard, mill, wood shop, sawdust.

Act25, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Devon_, Nov 01, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2.9%

GlendonTT, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

DAS30, Oct 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Ngntjp, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SFNC, Oct 19, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -4.1%

Keene, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of bark
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is pale gold, the liquid is clear. The two finger head is white, it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The strong smell is hoppy and bitter with a slight sourness. Notes of oak and paint. Dried flowers, hay and a touch of perfume.

The taste is smooth and bitter with lots of fruits and flowers. Growing sweetness, some harsh woody flavours and a touch of lemon. Medium to full body. The aftertaste is malty with distinct notes of lemon and sour fruit candy. Smooth sweetness and dried flowers. Oak and lemon zest in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the short-lived bubbles are fresh. The liquid is mid-smooth.

A nice take on the English IPA.

bark, Oct 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Quote from the back of the bottle "This IPA's intense hop character............add hops 3 times during brewing...", Not even close, this was a sweet, woody mess, no hops, flat citrus and should be ashamed to call itself an IPA, no matter where it is made..

hophugger, Oct 15, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Jiggan, Oct 04, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

relynnjr, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Sean12, Sep 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -6.4%

stomioka, Sep 28, 2014
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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
79 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.