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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Poured into a glass stein. Copper to amber color with a white-barely-there head. Wow. I cannot pick up anything... okay, a slight malty/musty smell. Malty sweetness at first, then bitter, slightly citrus flavor. The malt and hops are fairly balanced. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very bubbly in the mouth. Quite different from most American IPAs. Or maybe American IPAs are different from English IPAs. Either way, it is more malty than most IPAs I’ve had. The only hangup was the smell, or lack of. It was tasty and different.

Lonick (2190) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours golden, smallish white head. Nose is malty, slight fruit and floral, quite earthy. Taste is caramel, sweet but with a bitter finish.

Bosskie (902) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2017
Dark reddish brown, transparent, with a frothy white head and lots of gentle bubbles. Smell is warm and crisp, leather, raw nuts, caramel, raisins, strawberries. Taste is smooth and refreshing, nice elegant bitterness. Delicious and easy.

jsmerig (1623) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Pours a hazy reddish gold aroma is malty with some fruit notes. It's what I imagine the original India pale ales to be. Great English malt base with a flavorful hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

amikhaylov (55) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 23, 2017
Nice bitter - floral hops in aroma, some bitterness in taste. It smells like classic English ale and feels like it. Nice

Rune (12984) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
Half-pint at Angel Inn. Clear golden-brown, filmy layer blanketing the glass. Floral hops on the nose with malty sweetness beneath. Nicely blended taste of apricot, citrus and caramel. Ends with moments of leafy hop bitterness. Clean and rounded finish. Likable. (Leeds 04.07.2017).

rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 16, 2017
las de sam smith normalmente son muy buenas cervezas, llenas de sabor y cuerpo; esta no es excepcion

nybol (2248) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
En god maltsødme der går ove i en finbalanceret humleeftersmag..............

Milter (960) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2017
God bitter øl. Dejlig frisk smag. Rimelig fyldig, med god aroma. Kedeligt udseende.

La sentinelle (43) - Jinan, CHINA - JUN 26, 2017
风格:Strong Bitter 酒精度:5.0%vol &

ludos68 (57) - - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2017 Colore ambrato con cappello di schiuma bianco non molto persistente. Aroma erbaceo, lievemente floreale e caramello. In bocca domina l’amaro, elegante e non aggressivo, tutto su una base di malto e caramello che si contrappone al luppolo senza toglierne il dominio.

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