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?? 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 !
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!. :)