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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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."


JAYAR1's rating

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
JAYAR1 (5) - GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
CLEAR ORANGEY GOLD LOOKS GOOD SLOW DISAPPEARING TAN HEAD MILD MALTINESS WITH AN UNPLEASANT METALLIC EDGE AND PRUNEY AFTERTASTE THINNER MOUTHFEEL LIGHT CARBONATION OVERALL NOT ONE I’D HAVE AGAIN, BUT NOT BAD ENOUGH TO POUR IN THE SINK , CODED SI0711,COURTESY OF SAL’S IN VANILLA PARK


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
India ale pours a amber body, mid carbonation with a thin head, that didn’t leave any lacing. Slight hints of orange and some floral hops, Tastes of toffee, and malts with a nice bitter finish. Although i prefer american hop bombs, its still pretty good for an english IPA. Originally rated on 10/17/08.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (1016) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Pours a medium amber with a light pillow head lightly laced. Aromas spicy hops, toffee, caramel, slight grass. Flavors light spicy hops, slight grassy, toffee, caramel. Medium sweet and lightly bitter. I guess the standards in England are different than the US because this is nothing much like an IPA and everything like a bitter. Maybe more like an IPA if it was drank much sooner after bottling, but this bottle has some age to it. Tasty and good, yes sir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1799) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
35.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Nose is fruity, floral, malty, tropical fruits. Body is clear amber, head is medium, offwhite, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity, peach, spices, honey. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity hoppy medium bittersweet. Light body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing summer beer, interesting, tasty, great balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mister_Li (915) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, leicht fruchtig, etwas mineralisch, süffig.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2016
Clear orange golden color with a fine frothy white head. Nice lacing. Looks good. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a smooth fine carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Caramel malty, herbal and mild citric flavor.
[On tap at Anchor Tap (Tower Bridge) in London, England]

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybass (114) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
I suppose this is what an old school IPA should be before the Americans wan away with the hope. This is a mellow ale with some slight hood bitterness. Very refreshing and session able. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (973) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle- pours amber with a big white head. Aroma is caramel, grainy malt and bit of hop. Malty taste, caramel up front tuen a dryer finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fules (797) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2016
Kicsi, nagyon tartós hab, kristálytiszta réz szín. Enyhe, citrusos, déligyümölcsös illat. Enyhe karamell, déligyümölcsök, leheletnyi édesség. Közepesen testes és szénsavas, enyhén keserű, leheletnyi olajosság. Visszafogott, kiegyensúlyozott világú, kellemes sör.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4114) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear amber with a medium creamy head. Aroma is malts and caramel. Flavor is creamy malts, caramel and hops. Good English IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3765) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store Newark. Amber to light golden colour with a thin tan head. Citrus and pine aroma, with malty fruit. Taste light sweet. Slightly thin body.


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