Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA - Innis & Gunn
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1.95/5 rDev -43.3%
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.
04-25-2014 22:45:32 | More by WVbeergeek
2.86/5 rDev -16.9%
Location: Hops and Hocks
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
03-19-2014 22:14:35 | More by KornWallace
3.03/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
05-28-2014 01:55:22 | More by jlindros
Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA from Innis & Gunn
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.