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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,638
Reviews:
944
Ratings:
1,920
pDev:
12.77%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
199
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2.44/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy amber color. Very thick, foamy head with a lot of retention. Interesting to try an IPA from England. It’s not as in-your-face with the hops as its American counterparts. There is more of a maltiness to it. That being said, it’s not weak in flavor, like when you get an American IPA that sucks. Smooth finish with some lingering bitterness.

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4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaltofOH
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated SA03Q1. My recollection is that is January 3, 2017. That would be extremely old for an IPA. Michigan stout style craft pint.

A: pours a slightly hazy dark copper, with little visible carbonation, initially a three finger beige head that retains extremely well as a 1/4 inch cap. Lacing is ridiculous! Thick walls on the top where the head was, rings with each sip. This glass wasn't even super clean.

S: blue cheese? Roquefort? Weird. Funky and dank. Glue? There is a smell there, and it is strong, distinct, and not unpleasant, but it doesn't make me want to stick my nose in the glass except for the sake of curiosity. Yes, I think this beer is 10 months old.

T: arrives late got in flavor, crisp. Across mid palate does not express much in the way of malt, then begins to show some of that funkiness, though it seems more herbal. Toward the finish, the light crackers malt expresses itself, with some mild lingering herbal bitterness. Extremely mild for an IPA, and less traditionally English-tasting than I would have expected.

M: highly attenuated, slightly slick, low carbonation. English texture to the max.

O: I bought this with the expectation that it would be a one-off, and nothing has changed that. It was interesting in that it was an extremely low ABV and IBU for an IPA. I have a really hard time believing this is 46 IBUs, more like 20. London Pride is better, IMHO, but this is a single, and because it seems widely available, is good for when you just want something English and light.

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4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber color,medium carbonation. Aroma has hops but also yeast,fruit, and a bit floral. I really liked that it was slightly bitter and not overdone as it made it more complex and enjoyable

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,920 ratings
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