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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

1,536 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,536
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | 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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DbbC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-10-2014 13:40:16 | More by DbbC
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-09-2014 19:14:27 | More by pat_usher
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%

a. orange see through with minimal head, dissipates early.

s. All I get is apple cider vinegar.

t. The vinegar taste is in the finish. There is some body that saves this rather average beer taste.

m. Good.

O. This beer is not going to be revisited. It is slightly above Okay.

07-08-2014 22:48:06 | More by gonzo000
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TheVenerableMead

Oklahoma

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured from a pint bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A - Light copper with a touch of haze. Almost no head after a not-too-gentle pour. No lacing to speak of.

S - Nice earthy, hoppy, floral smell with a bit of malted grain.

T - Lots of bitter hop and wild, medicinal flower. A nice roasty, grainy malt flavour. The end of it all is almost reminiscent of a cup of Ceylon or Darjeeling.

M - Really like a nice malty pale that turns into tea right before you swallow it.

O - Not my favorite ale, but it's a nice change-up at times. I like this one really cold. It's really more of a beer for a quite contemplative evening rather than a refresher after sweaty lawn work.

07-08-2014 03:04:28 | More by TheVenerableMead
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-07-2014 06:11:51 | More by warpedrevolution
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Zachariah1978

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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msquared36

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-05-2014 04:15:12 | More by jrempel
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mobrockman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-04-2014 18:05:47 | More by mobrockman
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goodylil2shoes

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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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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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
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.