Innis & Gunn Scottish Pale Ale (Scotland)

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  • My Rating: B

Innis & Gunn Scottish Pale Ale (41-day matured), 7.0% ABV – 330ml, (Edinburgh, Scotland)

On the back label:

“To make this beer we have carefully selected only 5 ingredients to impart the most intense flavours. Pale Ale and Munich Malt give it a delicious body and maltiness. And to balance this, Super Styrian, East Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings have been added to create a wonderful vibrant hop character that will leave your palate tingling. Its the perfect beer to savour on long, lazy summer nights spent with good friends.”

  • Style: Barrel- Aged (Scottish) Pale Ale
  • Taste Profile: sweet malts -> alcohol/caramel/malt/butterscotch -> light malty caramel finish
  • Where I got it : W.16th
  • How much: $4 (after 10% off), December 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours a light toffee brown with extra clarity, minimal head, lots of CO2 activity. Sweet caramel malts on the nose.

Attack: 8/10-burst sweetness

Mid-palate: alcohol, caramel, malts, butterscotch, mild raisin,

Finish: alcoholic, malty light caramel bittersweet with a touch of warmth and tingliness.

I really enjoy the butterscotch aroma, good sweetness, and decent body.