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Samuel Smith's India Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's India AleSamuel Smith's India Ale

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BA SCORE
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1,505 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lightly weathered copper orange in color with a light chill haze. Poured with a short, dense, bright white foam that settled to a thick cap and left thick sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Caramel and toasted malt aromas with toffee and light floras and herbal hop notes. Smooth, light oily feel with slightly subdued, tangy carbonation overtop and a lightly dry finish. Caramel and toasted malt flavors with toffee notes. Floral and herbal hop flavors emerge through the middle to the end. Finishes dryly with a bready malt and herbal hop aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 04:04:08 | More by IronLover
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has to be one of the smoothest IPA's I have ever consumed.

I opened the bottle to be welcomed by a wonderful aroma. It doesn't have that bold hop smell that some IPA's pack. Poured the beer into an actual Samuel Smith nonick pint glass and the result is a beautiful golden colored ale with a nice smooth, frothy head that holds.

The first sip and I was in heaven. This IPA is so much smoother than others, and at 6% ABV, it's very easy to drink. It has a good mouth feel and noticeable citrus notes throughout. The last sip is as enjoyable as the first. I would highly recommend this IPA to anyone that enjoys a smooth, refreshing beer with a lot of flavor.

Samuel Smith delivers as usual!

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint glass

A: dark gold or light orange hue. Thin head with minimal lace on the glass

S: weak malts and citrus

T: hops and oranges very little bitterness

M: light mouth feel. Flavored fade quickly. Very easy drinking

O: not my favorite from Sam smith however I would enjoy the hell out of this on a hot summer day!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 00:03:18 | More by Gear54
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a. orange see through with minimal head, dissipates early.

s. All I get is apple cider vinegar.

t. The vinegar taste is in the finish. There is some body that saves this rather average beer taste.

m. Good.

O. This beer is not going to be revisited. It is slightly above Okay.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 22:48:06 | More by gonzo000
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3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A - Light copper with a touch of haze. Almost no head after a not-too-gentle pour. No lacing to speak of.

S - Nice earthy, hoppy, floral smell with a bit of malted grain.

T - Lots of bitter hop and wild, medicinal flower. A nice roasty, grainy malt flavour. The end of it all is almost reminiscent of a cup of Ceylon or Darjeeling.

M - Really like a nice malty pale that turns into tea right before you swallow it.

O - Not my favorite ale, but it's a nice change-up at times. I like this one really cold. It's really more of a beer for a quite contemplative evening rather than a refresher after sweaty lawn work.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.