Innis & Gunn India Pale Ale | Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn India Pale AleInnis & Gunn India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MeisterBurger on 10-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
15.84%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Vader444
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into 2/3 pint glass.

Mine is labelled as 5.6% ABV rather than the BA listed 7.7%.

Pours an attractive clear gold colour with a rapidly diminishing head. Nice balance of hops and malt on the nose and palate. Mouthfeel is pretty standard for an IPA, not too thin and carbonation is moderate. Overall a pleasant though fairly generic UK style IPA. Prefer this to I&G's oak-finished creations. Cheers!

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Photo of Electros
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ofYYC
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick and creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of resin and pineapple. Powerfully hopped, this beer is resiny and leaves a bitter taste in the mouth long after each sip. Crisp? Perhaps, but not very refreshing. Overall, typical of the style, but not exceptional.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILuvBeer
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatorlove
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straw gold with moderate head and retention. Moderate hop bitterness but complex.

Mild smelling with good carbonation. A decent representation of the style.

Quite different from the American version.

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Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of datalager
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Stalgondo
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Duncanster
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of speak72
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of vauxhaulastra
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of cdawg11
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mnixon86
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of bylerteck
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle my boss brought back from Halifax. From notes.

A - Poured a copper colour with good carbonation and a one finger white head. Bright. Left a little lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Earthy with a light citrus note, vanilla, oak, and caramel.

T - Caramel, oak is stronger but not overly strong, citrus hop again. Quite sweet but the hop presence is mellowing.

M - Medium body with good carbonation and a sweet finish with a light bitterness.

O/D - Oak adds an interesting twist to a traditionally un-interesting style IMO. Not too shabby.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.17/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the biggest beer store in the UK, Beers of Europe Ltd. Clear golden pour with a tinge of amber. Quickly fading two finger head with nice lacing. The nose if full of oak and caramel malt with hints of butterscotch, vanilla and bourbon. The taste mirrors the nose but with more intensity. Tons of really nice oaky bourbon, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and a really subdued, buttery English hoppiness hiding in the background. The mouthfeel is sweet, slightly syrupy, but not so much to hurt the drinkability. There was almost no hop bitterness which made me recheck the bottle and verify that this was indeed the IPA. The lack of any real hop profile makes it seem like it's not properly categorized. Don't get me wrong, it's a really nice beer, but not an IPA. I'm confused as to how I should rate it. I love anything aged in oak so it's fabulous in that regard. But I'm still a little disappointed that it didn't live up to what was advertised. With that said, I just cracked another one. Very nice!

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3.41 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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