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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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."

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3.3
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle right infront of me, no fun writing all thise ratings without injoying a beer in the same time. Orange colour with a small off-white head. Light fruity hoppy aroma and a bitter sweet light sour taste. Medium body and a bitter dry finish. Smooth!!

3.5
Tonsk45 (17) - Santa Fe, California, USA - MAR 31, 2005
nice head,fizzles out a little quickly, very nice orange-golden color, mild flavor with a smooth finish, overall it a pretty good beer

3.7
CEZ (414) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 29, 2005
Light orange body and surprisingly good white head. Aroma is caramel, hazelnuts and herbal. Taste is crisp, moderately bitter, balanced. Finish is looong and definitely dry. Medium to full body. Very nice beer but not exactly a daring example of the style, could use a bit more hops.

4.1
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours an iced tea orange-brown with a nice, off-white head. Aroma is definitely floral. Taste is very refreshing...slightly sweet with a hop twinge then finishing very smooth with a slight, lingering bitter. Greasy texture.

3.6
ABUSEDGOAT (2828) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Rating this remembering no details. Why? Because I’m a moron. Was a late night after heaving binging. Beer pong game, 2 beers left, this is one. See ya. "It was good."

3.2
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Aroma is quite malty with hint of citrus/orange. Nice sweetness fading to fresh hoppy finish. Its just...O.K. Hops finish is a bit sour & grassy.

3.7
Eructoblaster (4330) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Nice amber body topped with a thick off-whitefrothy head. Enjoyable hoppy aroma with various hints of toasted malt, biscuit, herbs and spices. Its hoppy/malty taste is very well balanced but could be a bit more complex. Wonderful lasting bitter finish. Excellent example of ESB.

3.5
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours orange with big, kinda loose off-white head. Nose is mild citrus. Flavor is creamy, mildly bitter with hops, grapefruit and orange peel. Good.

3.8
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Pours burnt orange with a layer of creamy white head that settles with some nice lacing. Aroma is flowery- perfume, butterscotch sweet, and dusty. A complex and lively aroma. Nice soft and light palate Gentle malt flavors, and a very pleasant chewy graininess. Modest hop bitterness. A lingering coating of candy bitterness remains between sips. Not much of an India Ale, but a very good ale never-the-less. Gentlemen, I raise my glass to you and your wonderful stone squares.

2.2
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Pours a hazy full copper color and is topped by a two finger thick, frothy, tan colored head. The aroma is of ripe fruit, plums, apple, strawberry, earthy hops, and a component that reminds me of oxidation. The taste is thin and dead on the front of my tongue and unfortunately the rest of this beer does not get much better. There are notes of cider, wan stale malt, and cardboard. Despite putting this beer in a brown bottle, this beer is still quite stale and lame.


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