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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
83
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1,490 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,490
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 18
Gots: 39 | 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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Hoganlaw

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-27-2014 03:35:46 | More by Hoganlaw
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-24-2014 00:34:37 | More by Zetcha7x
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WhoWeCallMeat

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-22-2014 22:20:02 | More by WhoWeCallMeat
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-22-2014 17:42:43 | More by ThaHealer
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-21-2014 00:29:41 | More by BeenTired
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-20-2014 02:45:29 | More by Necronomad
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BMos

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-19-2014 22:30:52 | More by BMos
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

06-19-2014 03:40:20 | More by tykechandler
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aarontaylor777

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-18-2014 02:45:20 | More by aarontaylor777
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Chrystynelynn


2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

06-17-2014 00:07:51 | More by Chrystynelynn
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-16-2014 04:25:23 | More by Niceroad77
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m0unds

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-15-2014 01:53:00 | More by m0unds
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mick_cooper

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-14-2014 23:03:53 | More by mick_cooper
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Auraan

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous semi-clear golden orange with one finger of fluffy white head that grew to two fingers and receded slowly leaving lacing down the glass. A true beauty of a beer, one of the best looking IPAs I have ever seen. Scents of abundant floral and herbal hops with notes of jasmine and lavender. An earthy hop presence is also discernible alongside hints of honey and crystal malt. Very faint traces of fruit. An excellent aroma profile that is rich, floral, earthy and pleasant. Excellently done. Flavor begins with a nice hit of floral and herbal hops, with a slightly medicinal flavor to them and faint honey-like notes and toasted malt in the background. The level of bitterness is lower than in American IPAs but pleasant and true to style. These flavors continue throughout the sip and are joined in the middle by a nice earthy, hoppy character and moderate-high bitterness. Finish is dry with notes of floral, herbal and earthy hops and a faint hint of honey. Aftertaste is dry with floral, herbal and earthy notes, toasted malt and the tiniest hint of honey. An excellent, complex, hoppy, yet not overbearing flavor profile that is true to style and quite pleasant on the palette. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation and a slightly dry character. Wonderfully done, pleasant to drink and very true to style. Overall this is an excellent English IPA that captures the aroma, flavor, mouthfeel and spirit of the style perfectly. Well worth having.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 07:07:04 | More by Auraan
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-13-2014 18:43:09 | More by mmmbeerNY
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-10-2014 23:14:56 | More by wvbrewcrew
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-08-2014 23:33:06 | More by thatoneguymike
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2014 08:00:07 | More by KevMo84
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-07-2014 13:44:46 | More by xJMFCx
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 02:38:41 | More by TX-Badger
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-06-2014 19:24:21 | More by Dicers
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Theheroguy

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first sweet crystal malts present themselves. Followed by a tangy citrus hop character. Sweet citrus hoppy aroma. Very easy drinking and like many British beers it is perfectly carbonated. Tart tangy finish touch of diacetyl. I highly recommend this and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 05:30:43 | More by Theheroguy
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poor aroma, smells mildly of apricot, sweet rolls, but also of standing water. Nice deep orange pour, lots of lacing. Tastes very fresh and crisp, as most Samuel Smith’s beers do. Pleasant bitter, mouthwatering finish, a bit of a sour aftertaste. A nice drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 02:12:24 | More by VALIS666
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Soterios

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-05-2014 12:12:32 | More by Soterios
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Bonsall_Phil

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-02-2014 00:38:22 | More by Bonsall_Phil
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.