Samuel Smith

India Ale

A restrained maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavor of hops from England’s finest farms: floral, herbal hops show in the aroma and finish, but bitterness is balanced, refined and elegant.

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Amber-gold; hop emphasis
ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.052 - IBU: 46
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries there was a considerable trade in beer to India. Leaving the India Docks in London, ships would sail around the Cape of Good Hope through the Indian Ocean to Bombay and beyond, a three-to four-month trip. Highly hopped pale beers brewed to withstand the trip became known as “IPA,” India Pale Ale.

Serving Suggestion

Green chili and lime pickle, mulligatawny soup, pork with vinegar and garlic, chicken with a roasted coconut sauce, fish on a bed of potatoes, onions and tomato masala, prawns curry and duck risotto. Serve in nonik pint glasses.

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Stats and Nutrition

Product Sizes and Quantities
18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 - 4 packs per case
ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.052 - IBU: 46
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Nutritional Info
Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 180; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 42 mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrates 14 g (4% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 1.3 g (2% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)


WTOP News, Washington DC Video review with Brennan Haselton and Greg Engert
February 2021
5/5 Stars, Highest Recommendation
Spirit Journal
December 2016
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
November 2015
Gold Medal
World Beer Championships
Gold Medal & "Best imported IPA"
World Beer Championships
Recommended, "Pairing Beer With Food,"
Men's Journal Magazine
May 2010
"England's finest IPA"
Barleycorn Beer Newspaper