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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,564 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 864
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 56 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

John_Beeryman, Sep 02, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

RayVB, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nobadeer, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +20.7%

grahamboudreaux, Aug 23, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

Nevka10, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DrBier, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of ENogueira
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.

ENogueira, Aug 18, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -8.7%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
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.

Bear1964, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

EdmundBlackadder, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +16.8%

BC65, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

WoostaBia, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BeerLover99, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JeffONeal, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

arc3636, Aug 10, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A good looking beer that poured with a nice head.

The smell had more of a liquor smell than that of the normal aromas of beer.

The initial taste was excellent but there was a slight aftertaste of alcohol but still a quality beer.

Overall very pleasing beer.

Fielde, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

OpaqueBrew, Aug 09, 2014
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,564 ratings.