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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

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,501
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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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
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice reddish amber with a decent head that quickly dissipates. Has a nice light floral scent. Nice floral hoppy flavor that is light and refreshing. Slight bitterness at the finish. A decent beer that you can have a couple of with no problem.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:21:20 | More by Richardbeerlover
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scratch69

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear copper orange color with two fingers worth of head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Caramel malt and floral hop aroma.

Taste- Caramel malt sweetness with a mellow floral and fruity hop bitterness for balance.

Mouth feel- Medium bodied and creamy with a slightly below average amount of carbonation.

Overall- I enjoyed this more than a lot of American IPAs that I've tried. Not bad but not real memorable either. Too bad I really enjoy many of Samuel Smith's other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 00:30:56 | More by scratch69
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-30-2014 23:46:54 | More by StaindProject86
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-29-2014 18:06:31 | More by bcsbeer
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bizzy54

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-27-2014 15:09:32 | More by bizzy54
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-22-2014 18:48:39 | More by Coreynezy4
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-22-2014 07:24:23 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-21-2014 19:14:42 | More by leitmotif
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lightly weathered copper orange in color with a light chill haze. Poured with a short, dense, bright white foam that settled to a thick cap and left thick sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Caramel and toasted malt aromas with toffee and light floras and herbal hop notes. Smooth, light oily feel with slightly subdued, tangy carbonation overtop and a lightly dry finish. Caramel and toasted malt flavors with toffee notes. Floral and herbal hop flavors emerge through the middle to the end. Finishes dryly with a bready malt and herbal hop aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 04:04:08 | More by IronLover
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rob167

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-19-2014 19:38:49 | More by rob167
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xos

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-18-2014 06:29:04 | More by xos
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-12-2014 22:27:44 | More by Durandal_777
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-11-2014 01:01:20 | More by Kyrojack
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Skud

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-08-2014 06:03:21 | More by Skud
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-08-2014 01:41:02 | More by WiserBud
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

05-06-2014 23:15:08 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-06-2014 05:39:51 | More by DBosco
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freemanj54321

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-06-2014 03:13:02 | More by freemanj54321
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-04-2014 15:07:52 | More by Cardmarauder
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.