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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: 1650   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1151) - 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 (1016) - 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 (4451) - 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 (4378) - 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 (1568) - 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 (1141) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Abinlp (4) - USA - JUL 4, 2016 does not count
I firmly believe one of the worlds best beers. Not at all like an American IPA. It has a totally different hop character thanks to British hops. It's actually one of the most well balanced hoppy beers you'll find. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phfyysik (1100) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2016
Pours amber with high off-white head. Aroma is little bit soap, light slurry, some fruits, hay. Taste is little bit dead, light caramel, grass, bitter hay, mango, tropical fruits, some dust. Drinkable!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours a medium mahogany color with an off white head. The aroma was a light nutty sent. The flavor was a medium malt flavor. The body was medium with a light bitter after taste. Overall it was okay.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (386) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
From a bottle pouring dark golden with small white head. Maltiness is immediately present and light caramel nose. Taste is also rich malty sweetness with discrete but distinctive hops with a nice bitterness. Palate with some sweet tones and very shy hops.


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