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

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RATINGS: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottles only.
"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."


BrewIPA's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewIPA (92) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
A malty British India ale with golden brown appearance. Good taste but a little more malty than what I prefer. I never had this beer so I paid $7 for a 12 ounce bottle out at dinner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
The aroma is of mild hops, malt, and a hint of berries. As I sip, the malt comes more into focus; it’s mostly bready, with some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet. Very tasty beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (335) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 24, 2015
Cor âmbar, um pouco de turbidez, espuma bege de média formação, pouca retenção, pecou nesse quesito. Aroma doce caramelado, amadeirado, maltado. Amargor aparece no paladar em leve/média intensidade, mantendo o caramelo e madeira do aroma, aumenta a percepção do malte. Corpo e carbonatação leves. Aftertaste de média duração, mais para malte do que lúpulo, de boa qualidade e saborosa, com boa drinkability.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tayeth (490) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
Goldene bis bernsteinfarbene Farbe. Geruch leicht muffig und waschmittelartig. Geschmack leicht zitronig, eine gute Portion Pfirsich, aber nicht besonders ausgeprägt.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (616) - - JUL 15, 2015
Farbe rötlich, trüb. Geruch muffig seltsam. Im Geschmack dann aber gut. Krautig-bitter zum Ende.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5503) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
*Old rating from 2011. The beer is mild and smooth. Not too intense hoppy, but round and fresh. Nuts, caramel and a smooth mild body. Nice and round.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (326) - - JUN 13, 2015
This is absolutely delicious. I cannot believe I have passed it over time and time again. I have never had an ipa that was just so in your face with melon and apple in the aroma. Cantaloupe, honey dew and crisp apple just crush it, it smells so fucking good. Taste is sweet melon with a massive white wine taste. I’ve had a few ipa’s with a big white wine quality but this one is huge. I was worried this was going to be a gigantic sweet, malty, messy nasty weird bomb of a beer but it’s so good and while a little pricey, definitely worth it for how good this is. I love that this is the origin of my favorite style of beer, totally a great surprise. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1070) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015


550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Clear amber colour; Two finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of rich ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, plums, light raisins, dark fruits, sugar, bread, strong yeast, lemon and thin grass; Close to light sweet taste of moderate ale malt, with very light dark fruits, faint red fruits, light molasses, light caramel, bread, strong yeast, light earth lemon, moderate to light bitter hops and herbal grass; Close to light body. Slick and quite smooth palate; Mouth feel is very malty in a rather thin body. Strong caramel in background for the amber colour but lesser in taste. Fruitiness is low but testable. Low sweet as in molasses. Very yeasty with bits of earthy notes. Strong lemony herbal hops to round. Nice!.... Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose, more so in taste with earthy notes. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, close-to-mid astringent malty finish; Quite dry after taste malty and bitter to mouth.

Comments: I like this one quite a lot. As ESB, it’s very malty, with good caramel and sweet nose, less so to the tongue with good lemony herbal hoppiness. Clean, simple and impressive. A nice bitter!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
matstrange (86) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Short lived head atop a golden brew. A lovely hoppy aroma from this beer. A gently hoppy and smooth taste. Best served ice cold. Hugely drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Strong toffee maltiness in the aroma with some tea and herbal hops. Deep orange color, thin beige crown. Toffee malt thoughout the flavor with some notes of tea, herbal hops and a floral finish. Mild bitterness. Medium body, quite smooth. This is an excellent English style IPA and is a great change from all of the American citrus hop bombs.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle during CBC15. Golden with white head. Aroma and taste are malty, light earthy and grassy hops, fruit and light honey. Decent but not very complex


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