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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: 1644   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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ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 6, 2002
This fine brew was my introduction to India Pale Ale. Sweet Jesus!! This brew is OUTSTANDING!!!! It pours a clear rusty orange. The large creamy bone colored head is fully lasting with excellent lacing. The perfect nose is balanced and complex with hay, molasses, caramel, flowers, herbs, orange, cheese, date, raisin, and spice. The rich complex flavor is ungodly good, easily the most balanced beer I have sampled to date. The long finish is biscuity with strong raisin and date tones. The palate is again perfect with a medium soft creamy body, and a clean finish. I could drink gallons of this. Curiously, this brew (which is easily the FRESHEST tasting Samuel Smith product I have sampled so far) was the only one that came in a BROWN BOTTLE!!! All the others came in a clear glass bottle...Coincidence? I think not. HELLO!! Is there anyone from the Tadcastle Brewery listening??

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Pigrat (1) - USA - DEC 23, 2010 does not count
One of the best IPA’s that I have ever drank ! Thick, foamy head last until the last drink. Great taste. Will get more of this for sure !

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Joe_chicali (2) - Mexicali, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2012 does not count
great beer at a great price i really recommend it to everyone who love dark lager !!! CheerS!. :)


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