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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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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 10-17-2013)
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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

relynnjr, Today at 01:35 AM
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3/5  rDev -12%

Sean12, Sunday at 08:16 PM
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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

stomioka, Sunday at 01:32 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Warming, spicy, bit average and indistinct. Where's the toasted oak?.

mick_cooper, Saturday at 09:43 PM
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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 4/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, toffee, toasted oak, light vanilla, and herbal/oak earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and oak notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, toffee, cracker, bread, vanilla, toasted oak, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/oak earthiness. Light herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, toffee, cracker, bread, toasted oak, vanilla, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and oak flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant oak aged English IPA. All around good complexity and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and oak flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Saturday at 04:50 PM
Photo of ricp215
2/5  rDev -41.3%

No aroma
No Hoppy flavor
Could have been drinking bud light

ricp215, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Served on nitro tap in a tulip glass

Appearance – Being is served a golden yellow color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is lighter overall, but heaviest of a mix of oak and slightly grainy aroma. Some floral and earthy hops are there as well, but like I said all aromas are quite light.

Taste – The taste starts out strong a rather drier cracker taste with a god deal of oakiness present right from the start. Along with these flavors are some hoppy tastes of a more floral and earthy flavor. These hops remain throughout the taste getting slightly stronger to the end. Along with the hop getting stronger so too does the oaky flavors of the brew. Along with the increases in both those flavors also comes an increase I some sweetness with a caramel flavor which grows in intensity. In the end with the mix of caramel, bready, hoppy and oak, one is left with a rather easy drinking and still rather drier oaked flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on is rather thin with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the slightly drier flavors for the brew, the thinner body was rather nice, but really didn’t support the oak and hop all that well, so overall, the feel was just OK.

Overall – A decent IPA with a bit of an oaky flavor, but overall nothing all that exceptional.

Darkmagus82, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Erik-P, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3/5  rDev -12%

A: A light rose amber color. Some nice white head on the top, but it caves in fairly quickly.

S: Hop aroma with orange peel and apricot. Lots of fruit in this, as well as some caramel, there is almost something lager like in this.

T: Citrus hops, and some floral notes. Lemony, with some light toasted notes.

M: Light in body, with plenty of carbonation.

O: Overall it is fairly tasty, decent hop flavor, but I wish there was a little more oak to it. I think it would do well from a cask.

Beejay, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BeerTruck, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

canucklehead, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

kybeerdrinker, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

russwilliam, Sep 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%

tb4475, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

WillemB, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

alelover, Sep 01, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev -6.5%

Undated AMBER bottle at 40 degrees into goblet
Aroma light malt aroma
Head small (1 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to partial 2 mm layer
Lacing OK – Thick complete ring of small to medium bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor of vanillin (weak) in an otherwise weak (by US standards) IPA. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.25, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.19. Final weighted score: 3.1865
An IPA with no detectable hops. OK. At least it’s in a brown bottle instead of the usual clear.

Ozzylizard, Aug 31, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -17.9%

Howlader, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Picked this up in Totowa, having never had this before but intrigued with anything else that I've had from these guys in the past. I didn't think that an EIPA was one of their specialties and even after having this, I'm still not quite sure that this is what they should be brewing. It wasn't terribly hoppy and was a bit weaker than I would have liked but as a beer to enjoy during these dog days of summer, it still fit the bill sufficiently.

This had the appearance of a PIlsener when I poured it out, as the golden hue, nearly clear appearance, and frothy head all led me to believe that this was not like their darker beers that I've had in the past. The head settled pretty quickly and only left a ring or two of lacing that quickly slid down the side of my pint glass. Not much of an aroma either as there was some grain, grass, and lemon that I could faintly discern. All of these were in the taste, along with felt like Golding or Fuggle hops in a moderate amount. The mouthfeel was soapy to this and it almost reminded me of a Sam Adams beer that would be out this time of the year. Were there grains of paradise in this? Probably not but it wouldn't have surprised me if there was. A soft floral undertone held everything together but this beer didn't have enough malt to give it much of any depth.

Ditto for the booze - which was light in amount and even harder to feel as I worked my way through this. I love most of what Innis and Gunn has put out, since I like Whiskey and Bourbon when the winter months roll around. It's nice to see them break out of that mold but this needed a bit more work to make it a truly enjoyable beer. True to form but not as tasty or memorable as the leaders in this category. Worth a shot once for anyone who loves what these guys do and wants to see what else they're capable of brewing.

JerzDevl2000, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

wattersmike90, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Giggy, Aug 25, 2014
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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
78 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.