Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPAInnis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of rdilauro
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very very light... Not much to this beer at all. The idea of a toasted Oak IPA intrigued me

Photo of EricTeusink
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color. The head is two fingers high, and white in shade. While the texture is super fluffy, it retains poorly (I mean, I can see the head fading away with my very eyes!) At least a good amount of lacing is left on the glass - that, and the body itself is really damn pretty. Lacking retention aside, this is a fantastic looking brew. (4.5)

Smell: Smells just like an aged IPA would. Fleeting hints of grapefruit, marmalade, and earth are backed by a large amount of Maris Otter malt. I get no toasted oak, at all - sad thing is, that would have almost saved it. But hey, at least it's not buttery, right? Not a bad aroma, though... (3)

Taste: Again, the whole taste is pure English-style IPA. Fruity, marmalade-driven hop notes open it up, while the Maris Otter backbone finishes it off. It's a decent example of the style on its own...too bad the whole effect is killed by the lack of discernible oak character. Seriously, where is that toasted oak character hiding? Maybe I get a little as this beer leaves my tongue, but by then it's too little, too late. On the plus side, there's little diacetyl to ruin an otherwise average beer. (3)

Mouthfeel: Because there's no annoying crystal malt, this beer's residual sweetness doesn't linger on the tongue excessively. Rather, it's crisp, light, and dry. It has a full body, but it's still easy to drink. I can feel a light tannin quality drying the tongue out further - and it's practically the only oak qualities I pick up anywhere. Carbonation is rather low. (3.5)

Overall: While it's an okay English IPA, it isn't an oaky English IPA (see what I did there?) Basically, it's just another average example of the style that still doesn't do anything to distinguish itself from the pack. Still, it's pretty drinkable. (3)

3.13/5: My luck with I&G is improving...I think?

Photo of imfinished
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, herbal hop, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, herbal hop, wood, and slight citrus fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a solid aroma, but the flavors are a bit clashing in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of allenson21
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I don't know why I keep trying their products?

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.52/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Spencedawg
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of titvs
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of BrettMRogers
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
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