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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

1,507 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 43 | 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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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
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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
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.