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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: 1642   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (543) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours dark, nice bubbly head, a nice well balanced refreshing finish. Didnt care for the malt profile, a bit sweet and caramely.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VueltaBirrista (58) - 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 (157) - 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 (81) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzatoadisback (106) - ITALY - OCT 17, 2016
Transparent orange colour, average head, pretty dense, decent retention, low lacing. Subdued aroma shows hay and light caramel plus some floral hints. Taste is a little more bitter than the smell suggested but overall in good balance. Grainy and caramel malt base, lightly resinous, with floral hints and maybe a hint of spiciness. Still not so vivid... Light to medium body, with moderate crispness, easy and quick. Ok but very much unimpressive

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2861) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2016
This is what I think of when Im wanting an English beer. A great balance between malt and hops with a nice earthy and sweet, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body. Flavorful without being narcissistic. Real good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1236) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2016
From estucerveza. In Ikeas pint glass. Watching Los Soprano 3x13. Great example of drinkability. Probably the best english IPA ive tasted. Demonstrates that hops can be very pleasant even if they arent as explosive in mouth and nose as american hops

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (845) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
India ale pours a amber body, mid carbonation with a thin head, that didnt leave any lacing. Slight hints of orange and some floral hops, Tastes of toffee, and malts with a nice bitter finish. Although i prefer american hop bombs, its still pretty good for an english IPA. Originally rated on 10/17/08.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (1027) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Pours a medium amber with a light pillow head lightly laced. Aromas spicy hops, toffee, caramel, slight grass. Flavors light spicy hops, slight grassy, toffee, caramel. Medium sweet and lightly bitter. I guess the standards in England are different than the US because this is nothing much like an IPA and everything like a bitter. Maybe more like an IPA if it was drank much sooner after bottling, but this bottle has some age to it. Tasty and good, yes sir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1908) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
35.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Nose is fruity, floral, malty, tropical fruits. Body is clear amber, head is medium, offwhite, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is malty, fruity, peach, spices, honey. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity hoppy medium bittersweet. Light body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing summer beer, interesting, tasty, great balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mister_Li (1036) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, leicht fruchtig, etwas mineralisch, sffig.


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