Stoudts American Pale Ale - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bounty628:
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Brewed with an ABV of 5.0%, Stoudt’s American Pale Ale is precisely what a good pale ale should be. Perhaps they were going sort of down the brazen path attempting to name their beer after the style however what comes out of the bottle is worthy to be associated with the style as it truly exemplifies what a good American pale ale is all about.
The American Pale Ale, poured from a bottle into a pint glass, pours a rich amber color with hints of orange hues mixed into the glass. There is the right amount of carbonation that dances along the inside of the pint glass and gives way to a bright white head that is about one finger thick atop the glass. There is good retention once poured and a nice amount of lacing throughout the drinking of this beer.
The aroma has a grainy complexity to it that mixes it some pretty marked malt undertones. There is both a citrus backing and a sweetness from the malts that is present and the variety that is present in the nose really rounds out the offering. There is an earthy hop presence in the nose that really rises out of the glass quite well and balances the malty nature that exists within the nose.
The taste is what really makes this offering a winner. The balance struck by our friends at Stoudt’s Brewing Company has resulted in a symbiotic winner of an American pale ale. There is a great hop presence at play here but it is perhaps more rounded thanks to the malts within than what one would expect from perhaps an IPA. The hops bring about a citric component to the beer that is matched perfectly to a bready and toasted flavor brought on thanks to the malts. The citrus nature gives way to the toast flavor in the finish.
The mouthfeel of American Pale Ale is spot on with a smooth and crisp balance maintained. There is a good amount of carbonation that holds true throughout the drinking of the offering therefore the flavors really work their way out of the glass across the palate.
With the aforementioned ABV of 5.0%, American Pale Ale by Stoudt’s has a great drinkability. This beer would be a really good way to liven up a cookout as both the name and the drinkability of this offering would make it a fan favorite for many different style fans. In a more relaxed setting, American Pale Ale would be a fine session beer for say the start of the football season.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2011 14:07:03 | More by Bounty628
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3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Citrus, floral aroma and taste. Lower on the bitterness scale for an ale (~50 IBU). Taste has a bit of bready nature to it. An ale that can serve as either a dinner or a party option, with its lighter tones and texture. As a small, Pennsylvania brewery, Stoudts really holds it's own here.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 20:48:34 | More by kcrosson492
4.19/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(on tap at Pete's Famous Pizza)
A: surprisingly fantastic pour in a cold pint.... solid, rocky, cottony head - color of recycled egg crate paper... clear, golden liquid... lace left in broad bands, ample cover
S: balance of toasty, cereal-y malts and hop pellets.... mellow... unmistakable, straight-up APA
T: up front - nice, smooth, lightly-spicy hops... light-medium bitterness.... firm malt follow-through after each sip... malt a bit obscured in the background.... mild, mid-range crystal malt sweetness, but very naked flavor from it - like chewing on the grains
M: ideal lighter body and dry finish for the style... bit of a frothy wash from the foam
O: quintessential APA... quite well done... something to seek out in the summer
Serving type: on-tap
03-17-2014 15:54:21 | More by Bouleboubier
3.3/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Gorgeous amber with a nice tint of orange. Generous amount of bubbles rise to the top to support a creamy 1/8" head, unpure white in color. A few splotches of sticky lace as the beer slowly departs from the glass.
S: A little disappointing here... Hops make themselves known; grapefruit and orange citrus zest with a little bit of earthy pine and grass. While the expected aroma is present, it's a bit weak and comes off a little too clean in the nose.
T: Flavors start out nice. A bit on the bready side, with a slight jolt of hops. A bit herbal in the finish with an aftertaste I can't quite put my finger on, and the mystery isn't really a good thing. The malt backbone is gone, the bitterness from the hops dissipates, and you're left with a really sour fruit-like flavor. I can't quite discern it, but I know it's not really hitting the spot.
M: Body sits comfortable in the middle—not too light, not too heavy. Crisp carbonation. Rolls across the palate smoothly and finishes semi-dry. Commendable.
O: With Stoudt's being a PA brewery and having heard good things about their American Pale Ale, I decided to grab a bottle. It poured nice, but I was immediately underwhelmed by its clean aroma, and even less impressed with its funky, sour finish. At first I thought it was a freshness problem. The place I frequent for beer purchases usually doesn't leave stale brew on display, but I was almost certain I found something that had been marinating for too long. Lo and behold, the label clearly states that I still have about three months to enjoy this beverage. I don't really know what's going on here and, while it's not offensive, it definitely led to a less-than-pleasant experience. Perhaps the sourness is a fluke. The rest of it was decent and I'll be re-visiting this again, for sure. Some things deserve a second chance.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 22:17:47 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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