Samuel Smith's India Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.04/5 rDev +9.8%
A: Like a normal pale but darker and possibly a tad bit murkier. Not much of a head the way I poured into the glass.
S: Not much here; although I'm not the best judge of aroma of beers. If anything, I get woody notes and some bitterness.
T: Awesome! After tasting Coopers Sparkling Ale I was looking for a beer in similar style and this exceeded my expectations. I love the English-style pale ale more than the American and this is the prime example of why. Earthy tones, bitterness from the hops, nice caramel malt backbone, breadiness, and yeast.
M: Thicker than expected. Medium I'd say with a good creaminess. Kind of yeasty. Very tasty.
O: This is what makes a good English style pale ale. Nice and crispy, yet full of flavors. The English touch (the breadiness and toffee-like character) makes this beer a winner not only in style but in craft.
07-01-2014 02:44:33 | More by titty_mcbitty
2.75/5 rDev -25.3%
Large 550ml bottle poured in an official Samuel Smith pint glass. Huge, foamy head. Golden colored ale. Tasted rather bland, smooth at first taste. Spicy, citrus notes. Aftertaste, though, is a deal-breaker. Leaves a metallic, mineral-like, alcoholic tinge that lingers. Definitely not my favorite IPA.
08-18-2014 22:01:45 | More by ENogueira
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Nice showing of a English IPA that had a great pour from the bottle into a Pint glass, wonderful bronze color with a off white head..fair lace and malty aroma. Malt flavor is upfront with tingly hops in the background, light to medium mouthfeel is refreshing and makes for a tasty drinking beer.
08-17-2014 18:35:19 | More by Bear1964
4.24/5 rDev +15.2%
First English IPA I've tried. Not as hoppy as the American style, but very well balanced. Poured pale orange with 2 fingers of white head and great lacing. Aroma was malty with spicy hops. Flavor was solid and balanced, but i was blown away by the mouthfeel.Very good, drinkable beer. I hope i can find it again.
08-10-2014 02:02:56 | More by arc3636
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,542 ratings.