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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
good

1,503 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 857
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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goodylil2shoes

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 04:08:20 | More by goodylil2shoes
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Zabka

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-03-2014 04:05:32 | More by Zabka
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Ed2

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

07-02-2014 01:23:12 | More by Ed2
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 02:44:33 | More by titty_mcbitty
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

06-30-2014 18:54:52 | More by Walkerjgt
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-30-2014 15:07:05 | More by jdkitchi
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RAC81

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2014 00:51:17 | More by RAC81
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-29-2014 15:34:30 | More by dads_basement
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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
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.