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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1552   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (678) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
cereal, floral aromas, from a pale gold body no head just white acing, tastes like rich tea biscuits, smooth and refreshing. rather good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (388) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Drank from bottle, clovey, malty aroma, taste is slightly similar, slightly metallic, caramel. Slightly bitter. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1228) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a light copper color with a small floral aroma. Surprisingly only slight bitterness during and after the swallow of this beer. Minor maltiness that seemed to disappear and blend well throughout this beer making very easy drinking. A good beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bought a holiday 3 pack that has this, Oatmeal Stout, and Chocolate Stout along with a glass and a couple coasters. Little aroma, copper color, has a little bitter taste and finish, but a good amount of malt to balance it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6035) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden amber, frothy white head. Aromas of lime, biscuit, sugar. Taste is light sweet, earthy hops. Mineral notes too, a little chalky. Solid British IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tobiasbq (10) - BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2015
Corpo medio, drinkability espetacular, pouco lupulada boa carbonatacao da pra beber o dia todo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from a gift box Christmas present A: Clear copper color with a great many bubbles rising in the midst and a fluffy, foamy off-white head. N: Biscuit, cracker, earth, white peppercorn, some pine, minerality, wheat, hint of coriander and maybe clove. Bready with a topping of light hops. T: Lightly bitter, lightly sweet. M: Lighter body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Quality ESB. The artesian flavor of the well strikes me very strongly in this one; it’s interesting how that quality sets this brewery apart. It is a bit of a light puncher in the midst of American hopping - so one ought to be aware that this closer to the ’real’ style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quevillon (2644) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
From a three bottle gift pack from LCBO Hawkesbury (Ontario). Dark gold, medium head. Sweet barley and pale malt, very light. The taste is about the same, a bit bitter and dry, vegetable aftertaste. That is a crappy bitter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Copper gold, with a light tan head. Light resin, mustiness, some caramel. Lightly bittered, sweet. Lighter body, slightly acidic, slightly carbonated. Fine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skoria85 (16) - - DEC 30, 2014
no me llamo nada, llegue a pensar que era una birra indrustrial de mierda pues no vi nada destacable. me costo terminarme su botella y la bebi por compromiso.

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