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

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1,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 42 | 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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McStagger

California

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a borderline transparent copper with two fingers off white head. Retention is moderate. Carbonation is pretty lively.

S: Earthy, basement like hops in the nose. Lot of milled grain and a bit of honey. Touch of stone fruit.

T: Honeyed malts lead into that earthy hoppiness that can only be English. Tree fruit (apple, pear) and perhaps a bit of barnyard.

M: Very nice and full bodied for being 5% abv. Nice balance on the tongue.

O: Not at all like the IPA I'm used to drinking. Maybe America bastardized the style, but we bastardized it for the better. Oh, and Rate Beer has this listed as an ESB. This beer seems to fall much more in line with that style.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 08:16:45 | More by McStagger
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4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
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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!

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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!

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Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.