Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Samuel Smith’s India Ale
Samuel Smith’s India Ale pours a beautiful reddish orange with a lasting head. The taste is slightly more caramelly than I’d expect from an IPA, but the bitterness shines through. Screams and shouts through, really. So, the crispness is there. Really there.
The label says it’s “fermented in slate Yorkshire ‘squares’”, and while I’m not entirely sure what that does for the taste, I see the ingredients also include “seaweed finings”, and... well, I’m not really sure what that adds either.
Still, the point is, it tastes good. Quite solid indeed.
And after that last disaster, I need it.