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Stoudts American Pale Ale - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudts American Pale AleStoudts American Pale Ale

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613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Reviews by mashedpotatoes:
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

Now this is a perfectly balanced beer. Very pale in color, head is not too huge but does leave a small amount of lacing. The flavor comes off really bright and borderline too bitter but once it settles into your palate the aftertaste is quite nice. Finishes with a nice, sweat, creamy, hoppy flavor that's not too strong but just right. I could drink this all night long. Highly recommended.

09-23-2008 00:16:15 | More by mashedpotatoes
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured a deep coppper color with medium head head that left some decent lacing,the aroma was very hoppy with a slight caramel malt background.Taste is hoppy with a slightly sweet ending,nice mouthfeel.A well done beer,if ur a hophead u would likely enjoy it.

07-02-2003 15:27:41 | More by oberon
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Marty

Maine

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

This was a good, solid, very drinkable IPA. I had it on draught at a local bar, and it arrived at my table with a medium-sized head. I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered it, because random micro-brewed pale ales tend to run the gamut from weak to extremely hoppy. The minute I smelled this guy, though, I knew I was going to enjoy it. Hoptacular. Smelled and tasted a little citric, a little sweet. Great lingering hoppy aftertaste. The head left a sticky lace around the top of my pint. I could easily have enjoyed several of these; a very drinkable IPA. I live less than an hour from this brewer, but I'd never heard of Stoudts until today. I'll have to investigate. Taste's good so far, though.

03-27-2003 15:42:41 | More by Marty
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -16.5%

Appearance – Nice, hoppy orange in color and crystal clear with a good head that went down rather quickly.

Smell – This aroma is big on the grapefruit. I can also pick up a slight biscuity smell.

Taste – The hops, fuggle or Amarillo or both, lead things off here. The biscuity malt balance is appropriately light.

Mouthfeel – I thought this was the ale’s weak point. This was light-bodied and could have used a bit more character.

Drinkability – This is nice and refreshing if a bit on the light side for me.

06-27-2004 02:48:25 | More by RoyalT
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-16-2013 14:55:30 | More by tbryan5
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otvomadeut

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-09-2012 03:23:10 | More by otvomadeut
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-16-2012 21:21:13 | More by nstroup
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-23-2012 00:25:31 | More by TimoP
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12 oz bottle pours a clear copper amber body with a small offwhite head that retains well and leaves some patchy lace in its wake. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and orange, with some assertive pine resin notes. A malty caramel accent is in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Some hop oiliness is also present.
Taste is aggressively hopped, similar to a SNPA, with dominant flavors of pine cone and grapefruit rind. Biscuity caramel maltiness wanders about underneath. The hop bitterness has a nice citrusy juiciness.
This is a very good APA, that embodies the style very well. The hopping seems very close to that of a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but with just a notch less bitterness. Nicely drinkable.

09-19-2005 10:34:37 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.8/5  rDev +3%

on tap at the Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pours clear, light honey amber, fine streaming bubbles reaching the top, off white puffy head, turning to a tiny bubble film and leaving healthy amounts of fine lacing and sheeting. Hoppy nose, citrusy, grainy hops and honey notes, maltyness leading to a nicely balanced and tasty ale. Nicely crafted/fine sessioner

02-13-2006 03:29:58 | More by Billolick
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2013 17:20:12 | More by KolbMarley
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured a cloudy dull copper in color, with a thick and creamy white head that quickly died down to a thin layer. Quality lacing of the glass. Aromas were hoppy, indeed. Lots of citrus and pine. Small dose of malty sweetnees, too. Flavor is pretty par for the course. Nothing too complex or awe-inspiring. Started off surprisingly sweet, only to be drowned out by a rush of hoppy bitterness. Finishes crispy and cleanly with only a small amount of bitterness. Very thirst-quenching. Medium-bodied and easy to drink. Went really well with my pizza. A solid offering and a good session beer.

09-18-2003 21:01:11 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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jakester

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +7%

This is from the new variety case. I drank it in a pilsner glass.

Pours a beautiful, clear copper with a one finger head of off-white foam. Carbonation bubbles lazily float to the top. The head drops to islands and a ring, with decent lacing.

Aroma is piney/grassy hops coupled with a clean, pleasant toffee malt background. Not overly fruity or estery.

The flavor is crisp, hoppy, with a good level of bitterness. Piney and grassy hop flavor dominates, with the malt playing a reserve role. Crisp and on the dry side. Aftertaste is crisp and hoppy.

Mouthfeel is kind of dry, with a strong bitterness in your throat. Carbonation is fairly smooth, and the finish is crisp and refreshing.

This is a pretty good example of the style. I believe they are trying to emulate SNPA, and have gotten fairly close. This has different hops, (it's not citrusy), but the format is much the same. Good beer.

09-03-2005 16:54:45 | More by jakester
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kingcrowing

Vermont

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

12oz bottle poured in a pilsner glass.

Pours a deep golden color color with almost no head. On the nose is a handful of malt with a hint of hops. Perfect for an APA. Slightly earthy and very pleasant.

Taste is exceptional for an APA, nice balace, malty backbone with a decent amount of Hops to keep it goin. Can't taste the alcohol at all. A bit high for a session beer, but damn, I could drink this all day. Very tasty.

08-28-2009 01:49:47 | More by kingcrowing
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dogfishandi

New York

3.95/5  rDev +7%

poured from 12 oz. bottle at cellar temp into pint glass. pours a clear golden light amber with some orange hues to it. a little over an inch of white to off white head. left a thin covering of foam over the top, pretty good retention. just a tiny bit of lacing.

the smell is of grainy, bready malts, some caramel, floral and a little bit of citrus from the hops.

i found the taste to be quite refreshing. some light malts in the begining that finishs with a wonderful hop bitterness.

light crisp and smooth, wonderful mouthfeel, really refreshing on a warm spring day. really nice sessionable beer. i would recommend this if your looking for a crisp clean american pale ale.

04-11-2009 22:59:27 | More by dogfishandi
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Reviewed 7/24/2011
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Nice amber, opaque colored body, white frothy finger head, that dissipates but leaves a nice lacing down the glass, nice attractive pale ale.

S: I get a little bit of the sweet malts and some citrus hops in the aroma, smells very good.

T: Good hoppy bitterness, citrus notes of grapefruit. Good malt backbone after the hop bitterness, good tasting pale ale.

M: Good medium mouthfeel , refreshing, finishes slightly dry

O: I enjoyed this pale ale from Stoudts. Another solid addition from their lineup that I have experienced. Refreshing, price is ok, would definitely have again.

07-26-2011 22:29:41 | More by RyanPS
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far333

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Faint amber color with a beige head of small, tight bubbles. The head lingers and laces the glass. Aroma is hoppy, as is the flavor. No real flavor of malt in this one. The hop is not overwhelming, but a bit much for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and fills the whole mouth. Carbonation is just right. It's a very good beer, but not heading to the top of my favorites list.

05-12-2003 18:12:16 | More by far333
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yankeeheel

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

My review mirrors Shiloh's but his is far more clever.

Pours a clear orange with a big fat white head that dissapears all too soon. Nice lacing down the glass. Smells mainly of cascade hops but a slight bread/biscuit aroma seeps through.

Taste is just a wee hint of caramel malt up front with a quick switch over to the afformentioned cascade hops. Medium body and carbonation. Quite drinkable but probably better suited to the summer months. Not malty enough for moi, but that's moi.

01-05-2004 18:31:17 | More by yankeeheel
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-02-2012 22:19:38 | More by briandaube
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-09-2014 09:59:16 | More by gunnerlincoln
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%

Apperas an amber copper with an off white beige head. Very nice appearance, but not much lace forming here. Aroma is mainly floral hops that flow so well together with a very nice malt balance, man another great APA. Damn talk about refreshing. The flavor comes out a bit more pine coney with traces of grapefruit balanced by sweet succulent malt surrounding the taste buds. A fluffy moutfeel filled with goodness and a great oily texture carries hop resins so well. Yes this has a medium bodied defintion of mmm mm good. Drinkability, well yes I 've tasted it on tap and I say give me a case of this stuff wonderful so amazingly addicting if your into hops.

05-03-2003 06:15:12 | More by WVbeergeek
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-18-2012 01:18:44 | More by stereosforgeeks
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glid02

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle purchased from Hop City in Atlanta.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of light grapefruit and floral hops with good amounts of pale malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The pale malt flavors are a bit stronger than the smell would indicate and kick things off. Midway through the sip hints of grapefruit hop flavor enter in before a solidly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit on the thin side with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the bottle and could have another.

Overall this is an easy-drinking APA but nothing special.

10-01-2009 05:10:41 | More by glid02
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dsauter

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-06-2011 20:50:07 | More by dsauter
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-15-2012 03:08:35 | More by acurtis
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Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.