overall
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96
style
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: 1644   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."

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1971) - 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 (1096) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, leicht fruchtig, etwas mineralisch, sffig.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (7334) - 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 (115) - 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 (1095) - 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 (963) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2016
Kicsi, nagyon tarts hab, kristlytiszta rz szn. Enyhe, citrusos, dligymlcss illat. Enyhe karamell, dligymlcsk, leheletnyi dessg. Kzepesen testes s sznsavas, enyhn keserű, leheletnyi olajossg. Visszafogott, kiegyenslyozott vilg, kellemes sr.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4380) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ Vihre 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 (4205) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1518) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear orange color with a large white head. The aroma is fruit and hops with some malt. The taste is more malt than hops and has a nice fruit mix.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a huge bready head, looks like amber tea. Aroma is malts, earthy fruitiness. Taste is dirty malts, light bitterness. One of the better English IPAs Ive had.


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