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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: 1649   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
A malty British India ale with golden brown appearance. Good taste but a little more malty than what I prefer. I never had this beer so I paid $7 for a 12 ounce bottle out at dinner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (897) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
L: -pours a clear amber-red with a medium,foamy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -orange,spicy,strawberries,plums,cara ,plums,chocolate -medium bitterniss for the style F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Really good English IPA. A perfect after-work Beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1211) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle pours a dark golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, light citrus, yeast. Medium bodied, a nice classic beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (353) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Dark golden pour with dense, creamy, persistent beige foam. Malty nose with a little caramel and some yeast. Taste is rich with bready, light caramel malt and a touch of grassy hops. Medium body and light carbonation. Surprising, clean finish. Very much the sort of thing one associates with ones local pub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
odannyob (143) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Aroma: Malty, wet stones. Appearance: A thick light golden light brown with a whipped creamy head. Taste: Goodness and gracious. Palate: Active to the final swallow. Overall: Strong and appetizing. Poured from a gift pack of 3 ales to include a Sam Smith pint glass. Get it while ye can and enjoy.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thejackpacker (212) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Draught at Ye Olde Chesire Cheese. Absolutely reeked, very off putting skunk, pub floor smell. May be fault of the pub. It tastes okay but not of a great deal.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
coachd (701) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Malty skunky aroma with a hint of hops at the end. Burnt orange color with a large tuft of bright white foam. Tastes very malty, hardly any hops at all, kind of bland. Nondescript palate, manages to be slightly watery and low carbonation at the same time. I wasnt a fan of this and I would not drink this again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndreasP (194) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2017
Malty and sweet in aroma. Toffee and bread n the taste and a clean bitterness without any hop aroma

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VueltaBirrista (82) - Murcia, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2016
la verdad es que la India Ale es una cerveza deliciosa. Como es habitual en las islas, estamos ante una IPA interpretada de forma totalmente diferente a las continentales y sobre todo diferente a las americanas. Aqu el amargor propio del estilo y los ctricos estn presentes, pero mucho ms apaciguados. Huele a fruta madura (melocotn y albaricoque) y a madera. En boca presenta cuerpo medio y resulta riqusima. Se aprecia claramente los malteados dulces como caramelo, los ctricos muy suaves del lpulo y un amargor irresistible, bien balanceado y agradable. Presentada en un contundente envase de 550 ml. que aconsejo no enfriar demasiado. De 11 a 13 es su temperatura ideal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
luser2000 (174) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2016
Jra sikeredett angol sr. Karaktere nem tl markns, enyhn desks, megfelelő koml tartalommal, nhol előbj friss aromaillatokkal. Szp, homogn sznű, arany rnyalat ital.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dmctaster (85) - 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.


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