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

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RATINGS: 1647   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
luser2000 (204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2016
Jóra sikeredett angol sör. Karaktere nem túl markáns, enyhén édeskés, megfelelő komló tartalommal, néhol előbújó friss aromaillatokkal. Szép, homogén színű, óarany árnyalatú ital.

3
dmctaster (104) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Taste if spicrs. Amber color color. Not fizzy or hoppy. Good for pairing with food due to low ABV and is thin.

2.9
ozzatoadisback (223) - ITALY - OCT 17, 2016
Transparent orange colour, average head, pretty dense, decent retention, low lacing. Subdued aroma shows hay and light caramel plus some floral hints. Taste is a little more bitter than the smell suggested but overall in good balance. Grainy and caramel malt base, lightly resinous, with floral hints and maybe a hint of spiciness. Still not so vivid... Light to medium body, with moderate crispness, easy and quick. Ok but very much unimpressive

4
Capa (3620) - DC, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2016
This is what I think of when I’m wanting an English beer. A great balance between malt and hops with a nice earthy and sweet, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body. Flavorful without being narcissistic. Real good.

4.7
josanguapo (2039) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2016
From estucerveza. In Ikea’s pint glass. Watching Los Soprano 3x13. Great example of drinkability. Probably the best english IPA ive tasted. Demonstrates that hops can be very pleasant even if they arent as explosive in mouth and nose as american hops

3.3
BeerRenter76 (1054) - 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
MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, 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
androman (2937) - 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
Mister_Li (1634) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, leicht fruchtig, etwas mineralisch, süffig.

2.8
Cunningham (8527) - 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]


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