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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

1,557 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,557
Reviews: 864
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 20
Gots: 55 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bmatz1965, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

jcallover34, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JParlow, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

DrMindbender, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

hoppy91, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of gunnerlincoln
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has to be one of the smoothest IPA's I have ever consumed.

I opened the bottle to be welcomed by a wonderful aroma. It doesn't have that bold hop smell that some IPA's pack. Poured the beer into an actual Samuel Smith nonick pint glass and the result is a beautiful golden colored ale with a nice smooth, frothy head that holds.

The first sip and I was in heaven. This IPA is so much smoother than others, and at 6% ABV, it's very easy to drink. It has a good mouth feel and noticeable citrus notes throughout. The last sip is as enjoyable as the first. I would highly recommend this IPA to anyone that enjoys a smooth, refreshing beer with a lot of flavor.

Samuel Smith delivers as usual!

gunnerlincoln, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

zackchase, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ZBR101, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Doug22522, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint glass

A: dark gold or light orange hue. Thin head with minimal lace on the glass

S: weak malts and citrus

T: hops and oranges very little bitterness

M: light mouth feel. Flavored fade quickly. Very easy drinking

O: not my favorite from Sam smith however I would enjoy the hell out of this on a hot summer day!

Gear54, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

zacalabeer76, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

FadetoBock, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Stargazer2892, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Vlaminck, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TigerOwl, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bobv, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

MikeDAdams, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DbbC, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

gonzo000, Jul 08, 2014
Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 1,557 ratings.