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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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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 11
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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Photo of mikesgroove
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured a clear amber, with lots of visible carbonation. A nice one inch white head faded awat leaving a nice lace down the glass.

S - Smell was very light and didnt really impress to much. Light corn, grain and bread like smell was about all that was there.

M & T - The taste was a bit odd. Very bready with a slight hop finish. The feel was smooth, not too thin with a good carbonation. As it warmed it started to take on almost some wine like characterics and some hints of sour grapes and pears.

D - This brew was ok, definatly not the best APA, but then again not the worst either. Just not enough hops for me, no balance to the malt sweetness. Needs a bit more life in it to really come off well.

mikesgroove, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of BeerCon5
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber color with a small amount of white fluffy head.

The scent is of toasted caramel malts and some citrus.

The taste was of citrus first, then toasted malts, light bitter hop taste.

Light bodied, smooth and a little creamy, perfect carbonation.

This is an average pale ale all around, very easy to drink but nothing special. I wouldn't mind having it again but I wouldn't necessarily look for it.

BeerCon5, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

RoyalT, Jun 27, 2004
Photo of Rifugium
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: not sure, but just recently revisited it from a bottle given to me by a neighbor.

Clearish, copper pour into a Lost Abbey teku (no reason), a finger or so of frothy white head receded to a thin layer and left spots of lacing on the glass. Toasted grainy bread aroma, light piney hops, touch of earth. Bready and earthy up front in the taste, pale malts for a slight sweetness, balanced with bitter pine hops and notes of citrus rind. A little dry and stale. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, decent overall, but nothing great. Typical Stoudts sub-mediocrity.

Rifugium, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of edrachman
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip, there is nice head which thinned out quickly. Color was a pure amber, not too dark, but very deep amber color - fairly transparent.

Both the smell and taste were less than I expected. There is a definite brightness to the taste and some grassy flavor in the background.

Tastes very nice in the mouth; just the right balance of elements, but the mouthfeel stands out a bit with the lack of flavor.

Definitely a very drinkable beer.

edrachman, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of matty
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden colored ale with a slowly fading head that stops at about a quarter of an inch.Aroma is grassy hops.Taste is grapefruit and grassy hops.This is nothing special but pretty decent.I have tried it once and will not actively seek out again.I will say though it is worth at least one try.Not horrible but nothing that will knock your socks off.

matty, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of kajerm
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Standard Tap, pours amber and clear. So this is the part where I bitch about how filtration ruins the aesthetics of beer and does absolutely nothing good for the flavor. Sam Calagione can say what he wants about 90-minute, but I'm standing firm on this-- beer should be CLOUDY.

Glad I got that out of my system.

The smell is light citrus with some mild earthiness, pretty subdued. Smells like mixed American and British hops.

Tastes like it smells-- inoffensive. Some clear light malts show up mid-palate, and the finish is very, very, very, very, very slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is light with brisk carbonation. Drinkability is high, like lawnmower beer high. Everything about this beer seems precision-engineered to make a beer that no one can object to.

I sort of object to that.

kajerm, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of Jmamay22
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pale ale pours a golden amber with an off white head that fizzes to a thin collar. Smells of of grapefruit and pine with a slight waft of fresh bread.

The hops don't follow through in the taste as strong as they had in the nose leaving only a whimper of piney hops in the semi-dry finish. Malts provide little character and only serve to balance the hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin and understated. Fairly drinkable brew that is neither stellar nor off putting. A good beer to bring to a summer BBQ or while hanging out with the guys.

Jmamay22, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of KTCamm
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle, best by 7-25-2009, into a pint glass. Pours a light amber color with medium white foam (1-2 fingers). Notable lacing down the side.

Smell is hoppy more than anything. Some malt buried in there I think, but a pine-y hop controls the nose.

Taste is not nearly as hoppy as the smell might indicate - its very balanced throughout. Good buzz in the mouthfeel, with a hop finish. A tad empty through the middle - slightly watery. But overall a good tasting beer.

A drinkable pale ale - there's some hop bittering throughout, but still tasty enough to have a few. The Stoudts pilsener is better though.

KTCamm, May 29, 2009
Photo of DrJay
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light amber with an off-white head composed of fine bubbles. The foam receded quickly to a ring. Orange, powdery hop aroma with mild sweetness. Mild bitterness, a bit of sweetness that has some malt component, but is primarily sugary. Finishes with some lingering bitterness, more than their DIPA. Moderate carbonation, medium/light body that falls away and becomes a bit watery as soon as the CO2 is gone. Some slickness as well. Not bad, but not something I'll go looking for again.

DrJay, Nov 19, 2005
Photo of Ricochet
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer on tap at The Brew Kettle. I was expecting a pale ale more like some of my favorites but got just an above average flavor but tasting generic.

It appeared fine, with a slight head and smelled average. The mouthfeel and drinkability were average. Where it gets a slight advantage is in taste where it had a little more flavor than some of the brews I've had but compared to micro APA's I've had, this one is woefully middle-of-the-road with no tastes I'd enjoy again.

Ricochet, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of nomad
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a burnished copper orange, showing the haze of a hand pumped real ale - nice to see. Had stolid head and lace that stuck around for the 40 minutes of its existence. Impressive appearance. Smelled biscuity, smelling strongly of Cascades with edges of herby Fuggle scents, and orange notes, too. Taste was malty with a session ease, as the light cascade flavor was obvious. Had some floral notes too and was juicy all the way through. An average session mouthfeel, this was a decent beer on cask but not one I’d choose again but then again I didn't - the bartender gave it to me for free!

nomad, Dec 06, 2003
Photo of alleykatking
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into Bell's snifter

A- Pours nice amber orange color slight haze to the beer with a nice 1 finger offwhite head that came and went quickly. Lacing on the sides of the glass fall into the beer.

S- First sniff the hops and malts clash over who is first in line with aroma. The piney hops I can tell have faded a little and the malt backbone becomes the forefront of this beer. Sweet bready smeel with some orange peel and a low underlying pine hop smell with this. Even for being a little old this beer still smells good.

T- Interesting this beer is a little more past it's prime then I thought. There is no real pine hops taste to this at all even as a finish. The malts have taken over to say the least. This beer has taken on a very sweet malt taste. Sweet potatoes come to mind when I'm drinking this. It's not that it's that bad it's just well....different to say the least.

M- Good carbonation still making the beer dance across the palate with ease. Big malt flavors left on the tonge. Medium mouthfeel to this. DOn't know if that would have changed with it being fresher.

D- Even with this beer having some way past it's prime age on it You can tell that it was something good at one point in time but for what it is now it's just too overly sweet. If I ever pick this up again I will re-review it for sure!

alleykatking, Jun 27, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.