Stoudts American Pale Ale - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by acevenom:
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Pours slightly hazy golden with a thick white head and a moderate amount of visible tiny bubbles in the beer. The head retreats slowly. There's some lacing left on the side of the glass. There's a floral aroma from the hops. I also pick up some of the bready smell from the malt. The taste follows the nose, but then goes beyond that. The floral hop flavors are balanced with come citrus peel and hop spiciness. The breadiness from the malt also comes through. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2012 03:12:28 | More by acevenom
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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
Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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