Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 1543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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"Samuel Smith's India Ale is characterized by the colour of a golden sunset, a refined maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavour from Britain's best hop gardens."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (641) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2003
hoppy nose, moderate frothy head gradually disipating, well laced, dark copper hue, hops dominate initially followed by balancing malts, this ale is complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2003
Well hopped nose with citrus hints. Copper hue with a decent head. Mainly hopped taste with a floral aftertaste. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2003
This is a good IPA. Nice balance of hops and malt. Medium hop flavor. This IPA finishes smooth, creamy, and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2003 Nice medium copper color and a decent fluffy white head start this IPA from Sam Smith. Nose is nice, and features a good malt presence. Flavor is also quite nice, with good malt character. Defitinely a standard among English IPAs, and always a good choice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2003
An overall average beer for Sammy Smith. Nice malts that add a sweetness to the beer to balance the hops. It is somewhat delicate for the style of beer and doesn't really go out on a limb at all. Nice hop nose with an average hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2314) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Very delicate for the style I thought. Pleasent enough nose with a great flowery backbone. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Amber color with a smaller off white head. English malt, light oak, light herb and hint of alcohol in the aroma. Do not drink this one either cold or cool. The flaovrs in this one do not really come out until the liquid is near room temperature. Flavors of light caramel yield to a sharp hops finish that wander to a light nutty after glow. I have been way to impatient with this one in past and have typically guzzled this down cold an missed some of the inter qualities of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2003
This the IPA I would drink, not my favorite style but this one is an excellant example of what it should be. Not the overhopped American versions that so many fall in love with, I would recomend this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
I always need to remind myself that american and english IPAs are very different. what i dont need to remind myself is that they are both really good when done right and this beer was done just right. english hops produce floral aromas and flavors. the typical diacetyl of english beers is present in the nose and the flavor balancing well with the high levels of hop bitterness. the malt and diacetyl do a great job of supporting the hops and keeping them from getting bitter in a scary way. an excellent example of an english IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 OK, so it's not my type of an IPA but for England, it's not too bad. A bit malty and too light with the hops.

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