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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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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 10-17-2013)
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1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

fionn13, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.95/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pale copper completely filtered sad looking IPA actually, fine speckled bright white head speckled even lacing. Aroma hints of oak barrel aging, a bit of booze, charred oak, and fruit character going on. Flavors are bland watery bitterness with the oak barrel notes giving me hints of dirty socks aged on hop water and oak chips, it's just a sad experience overall. On the plus side I was excited to see this beer in a brown bottle, but the flavor is terrible I literally can't finish it there are no redeeming qualities to give the beer credit for a watery cluster of muddled hops and oak chips and faint booziness. Mouthfeel is thin higher than normal carbonation, the hops here may ruin someone who could potentially become a hophead. Overall, I'm pretty much done getting burnt by Innis & Gunn, pretty much mediocre to terrible across the board.

WVbeergeek, Apr 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

dertyd, Jun 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Cook82, Jul 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Amehring, Jun 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

jmdr, Aug 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

VeganUndead, Apr 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

ShanePB, Jun 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

sendbeer, May 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Thedrizzle, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

KJ2013, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

jfcaa193, Jul 28, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -18.4%

Howlader, Aug 30, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Date: 3/19/14
Location: Hops and Hocks
Draught/Bottle:12oz Bottle
Glassware: Delirium Tremens Tulip
Appearance: Pours with nearly no head and very little carbonation. Very bright and opaque.
Aromatics: Lots of oak. Some fruit, oranges not much else. Some light hoping but not what I would expect from an IPA.
Flavor: Oak and carbonation on the tongue. Again a light amount of hops and some malts come into the flavoring. But nothing special really.
Finish: The carbonation lingers a while not much of anything else remains.
Notes: Dated Feb 15

KornWallace, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2014
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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, Tuesday at 01:05 AM
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

russwilliam, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

nyyfanatic213, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

windypete, Nov 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

WillemB, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

BHansen214, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

JHendu, Jun 13, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting beer concepts, but usually lacking a bit on deliciousness. At least they're using brown bottles now.

Pours a light fizzy fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent spotty lacing, very clear honey golden color.

Nose has that similar tannic slight chemically like note as many of their beers do, well chemically is more like cooked vegetables and herbal mushroomy rotting grass like hops, herbal earthy vegetal U.K. style bad hops, with that tannic oak flesh and some toasted wood almost like a pallet and not oak chips/cubes. Mild fruity hop note as well..

Taste brings a light sweet almost skunky like base beer, a little molasses and raw sugar malt extract, semi sweet too, with some straight raw molasses flavors, and fair malty characters. Then hops, earthy herbal vegetal U.K. hops again, cooked straw and grass, fair bitterness and some phenolic like almost tannic hops, but obvious tannic wood and raw wood again, and a little mushroomy earthy slight pine note to the hops as well. Finish is a little sticky sweet but somewhat dry, more earthy piney mushroomy forest floor hops, with a little vegetal note, and fermented grass.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, hint syrupy and gritty.

Overall not very good, I could see IPA as it's more original U.K. style IPA like, but hops are quite bleh, not the kind I like at all, and the wood is a little tannic and not so tasty, and even the malts are like raw molasses and also not so tasty. Nothing really much about this beer I like. They always seem to have interesting ideas and concepts, but either just use the wrong ingredients, or fail to deliver on it.

jlindros, May 28, 2014
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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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Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
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