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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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79
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Beejay
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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, Today at 12:05 AM
Photo of BeerTruck
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

BeerTruck, Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Photo of russwilliam
3/5  rDev -12.5%

russwilliam, Sep 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +13.7%

tb4475, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

WillemB, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of alelover
3.5/5  rDev +2%

alelover, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.19/5  rDev -7%

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 -18.4%

Howlader, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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 +31.2%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

wattersmike90, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Giggy, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

jmdr, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Will12, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

KJ2013, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

SamKetchum, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

kyle86, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of innuendoughnut
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%

innuendoughnut, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%

330 ml bottle purchased as part of the sampler pack from the LCBO. Cost is about $2.40 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - Clear coppery bronze color, with some golden highlights. Capped by over a finger of head which dissipates down to a thin layer of foam on top. A few bubbles rise to the surface.

Smell - Hints of vanilla and oak, as per the usual Innis and Gunn fare, but also some significant hints of toffee and a slightly sour malt backbone.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose, oak and vanilla, with some mild bitterness coming through and a slightly dry vinous flavor shining through.

Mouthfeel - Reasonably well carbonated, and a dry finish.

Overall - Pretty much what you'd expect from I&G if they were to do an EIPA, but nonetheless it is quite tasty and is one of their most distinctive beers that I've had the pleasure of enjoying.

DenisKolkin, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Mxstar102, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

nyyfanatic213, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

silamikanico, Aug 10, 2014
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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
79 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.