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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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."

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

hman43's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1749) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Doesn’t have a particularly strong aroma for an IPA. golden color, but the head is not very strong. It has a pleasant clean taste. The combinations work well together. Overall a decent brew.

17Beer (404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2017
550 mo bottle. Pine and citrus smells. Pours orange with a rocky white head. Great sour tastes. Short astringent finish. Mild carbonation. Very good.

dmako (1) - - SEP 4, 2017 does not count
Good for IiPA. Not hoppy smooth without bire. I will drink it again. Jjlkhhhhgffdsadghjkkhnbvcxxvvhjuhhhgddfhjggghyfdch via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jooilakon (260) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Tap at Earl of Lonsdale, Portobello road. Clear golden/copper body, small white head. Fruity notes in the aroma. Creamy texture with bitter, fruity taste and sweet notes of honey and fig. Overall OK!

scotty (1218) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2017 A nice change from the very pale, very (in some cases overly) hoppy IPAs I've had recently. Lovely balance of malt and hops, the finish goes on for ages. Cracking brew!

Lonick (2537) - 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 (923) - 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 (1663) - 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 (114) - 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 (13372) - 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 168
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5