Samuel Smith’s India Ale IPA
05/12/2008, 10:39 PM
Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Samuel Smith | Tags: , , , , ,

Glass: tulip, shaker
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver
Price: $2.50
Size: 18.7 fl oz
ABV: 5 %
Estimated Calories: 220 C
RateBeer Rating: 80

Aroma 4 out of 10
Intensity: fainter
Balance: sweeter
Impression: slightly off

Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet
Hops Flavor:
Floral Herbal
wet dog
Notes: At first I thought it was the glass, but I changed glasses and the skunkiness remained.

Appearance 4 out of 5
Color: Amber
Clarity: Brilliant
Head Retention: just okay
Notes: A very clear, beautiful beer. Head stays, but just there.

Flavor 6 out of 10
Intensity: slightly strong
Balance: slightly bitter
Impression: just the nice side of neutral
Malt Flavor:
Grain Toast Nut Coffee
Hops Flavor: Floral Herbal Citrus
Other: slight Chemical
Notes: Not bad, but the taste is just sub par for the type.

Palate 3 out of 5

Sensation: Slick Drying
Body: medium
Carbonation: faint to lively

Length: Short
Intensity: fainter
Balance: sweeter
Notes: Palate is just okay.

General Impression: 14 out of 20
Craftmanship: more Boring

Freshness: somewhat Stale
Personal Taste: Disliked
Notes: Good as an experiment, but I prefer bolder, hoppier varieties.

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