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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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509 Ratings

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: slitherySOB on 12-24-2011)
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper, amber. Small white head.

Light malts, wood: toffee and some vanilla, some fruity hops.

This tastes like you average British session ale but you definitly get that oak influence, toffee notes, again some vanilla. It works well with the light hops that give a slight citric, leafy taste to it.

Not a very big beer, but I like the taste. Nice, interesting and refreshing (drinking this cold as suggested by the bottle).

The mouthfeel is light but not overly so and there is quite some carbonation in this beer, I wouldn't call it light like many other reviewers.

Overall a nice beer, will try again and the rum cask version as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 16:23:26 | More by IPA35
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

06-30-2012 12:49:48 | More by SteelheadRed
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-27-2012 03:25:51 | More by YoPo
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-26-2012 23:46:56 | More by Gww1864
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Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a head of tannish foam that rapidly gave way, leaving very little in the way of lacing. Colour is fairly dark amber, with a fair bit of carbonation.

Aromas present include light vanilla oak, a fair bit of malt, apples, cinnamon, its fairly enticing.

Taste is quite rich and not overly sweet. There's a number of flavours at play here, quite a bit of oakiness, with caramel and cinnamon fruitiness to name a few. It is a flavourful and interesting beer to drink, really quite dry on the aftertaste. Left with a dry roasted woodiness on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is pleasant, carbonation is not too overwhelming and it is quite full bodied, alcohol definitely comes through.

This ones a bit tricky to score. Its a quite drinkable beer with a good depth of flavour, although I believe they could be tied together a bit better. Seek it out though, have been a fan of this for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 02:24:39 | More by mick303
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-23-2012 14:50:20 | More by Mikecap
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-22-2012 00:48:19 | More by robertaddis
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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A: Pours a golden orange color with a nice 1 fingers worth of head that settles quickly to nothing with very little lacing.

S: Great mix of sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel, toffee and a little earthy hops at the tail end.

T: I'm getting some spicy hops right up front followed by a huge wave of sweet toffee, caramel and a hint of oak. The finish has the same spicy hops that I got upfront. The finish is a little on the dry side with a hint of alcohol warmth.

M: Strange mix.... Sharp carbonation upfront with an overall smoothness borderline creamy.

O: She may not look good but she smells and tastes great. I like this one a lot. Worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 22:59:31 | More by mralphabet
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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale amber/bronze, medium off-white head steadily-slowly shrinks to thin ring.

Aroma is bright fruity grain, dried fruits, dry bread crust, dry herbs & hay, honey, hint of vanilla.

Taste is nice creamy caramelized sweet bread crust, light juicy zestiness, toffee, vanilla, light woodiness. It’s a bit sweet with little bitterness, but is very good, enjoyable, with a little complexity and nice character.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 20:43:20 | More by Offa
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-14-2012 19:58:26 | More by IPRayRay
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-11-2012 20:41:34 | More by RES
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-08-2012 03:10:28 | More by Jason
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-04-2012 15:25:20 | More by Orbex
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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

06-03-2012 23:59:21 | More by fionn13
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

05-29-2012 16:06:18 | More by asicilianonj
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2012 05:44:10 | More by joefinnigan15
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4/5  rDev +7%

05-25-2012 02:20:14 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-22-2012 00:53:02 | More by Pjev11
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

05-21-2012 13:48:23 | More by TJMcScmeebs
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2012 21:33:43 | More by Satyr179
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Summit's Wayside Tavern 4/19/12. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Color is a light golden amber, clear, with no head to be seen, but a light cream tone ring of carbonation and a modest level of carbonation trickling up the sides of the glass. Flat, headless delivery is Not very impressive in terms of overall appearance. 3

(Smell) Aromas are light toasted malt and caramel flavors, sweet and clean in delivery. Creamy sweetness with a touch of alcohol tinge and fruit to the nose. Pleasing and balanced aroma. 4

(Taste) A sweet mouthful of nice caramel malt and a tart mild malt and hop backbone makes up the majority of flavor to this brew. Overall pleasant and smooth blending of flavors. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Creamy smooth flavor with a hint of light carbonation pair with the malty character of this brew. The end result is pretty good. 3.5

(Overall) A pretty nice, if not overrated scotch ale. For the right price it's probably worth a taste (and a free glass, in some circumstances!) Ive had both better and worse scotch ales, so this ones pretty middle-of-the-road. 3.5

Innis & Gunn's
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Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 02:18:20 | More by Jadjunk
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-13-2012 06:33:39 | More by PatGreer
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-12-2012 07:25:23 | More by jakea
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-09-2012 16:45:09 | More by DaniFinn
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Ontario (Canada)

4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - beautiful golden colour, light head
S - sweet, slightly oaky smell
T - fruity, sweet and wonderful taste. A great beer with a complex flavour.
M - smooth
O - a great beer worthy of several more.

When I can find this beer, it is a must drink. Recently on a Belgian beer tour, no one had heard of this beer and it's such a shame because it so wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 01:56:20 | More by hotsudge
Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
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