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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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633 Ratings
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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very drinkable pale, closer to an IPA with leaf bitternss of hops. Juicy cascade, grapefruit aroma. Not all bitter, there is generous malting. On the strong carbonation side. Medium mouthfeel. OK, but not much in appearance. Another nice effort form this brewery.

Sammy, Dec 18, 2005
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

spycow, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -18.7%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

nmann08, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Texasfan549, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of fruity yeast in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of fruity yeast along with notes of pale malts and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good beer for the style because it’s easy to drink and has a good amount of flavors.

metter98, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber-tinged goldenrod with a very nice head that displays nice retention but scant lace

Smell: Bready, with a piney hop aspect

Taste: Opens bready, but by mid-palate, the piney hops add an herbacious element that persists after the swallow; just a hint of caramel in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Middle of the road and not partcularly enticing; this brewery makes a number of other beers that are far better

brentk56, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright amber with a smidgen of orange rind. The light tan head is medium-large and falls slowly, leaving little in the way of lace.

Hops dominate the nose, as they should. Grapefruit and orange lead the way, with a just of touch of earthiness as well. So far, so good. American Pale Ale is enjoyable beer. Hops are still in charge, but needs to be more assertive.

A more substantial body/mouthfeel would be great. Things start out acceptably enough. However, by the final third of the mouthful the beer borders on thin. Carbonation is no better than acceptable.

Stoudt's American Pale Ale is a decent version, but it needs an identity. Again, it would benefit immensely from a more confident flavor profile and a more full body. Thanks to gueuzegeek for the bottle.

BuckeyeNation, Mar 01, 2004
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 kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger thick head. Golden with touch of amber.

S: nice strong hop and spice smell for a pale ale.

T: smell unfortunately does not forbode a hoppy taste. Its actually more malty. A little dry and a bit watered down initially but finishes with a mild sour and malty back end that is actually more tastey than it sounds. Floral notes.

M: mild body for a pale ale. Wet.

Overall: A different approach to a pale ale. The discontinuity of smell and taste give it a knock on the overall section.

kylehay2004, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours out as a nice looking amber color with a white fizzy head. The smell of the beer is mostly hoppy mixed with a sweet malt back bone. The taste is hoppy and sweet at the same time. The mouthfeel is pretty good and has a medium body. Overall this beer is a pretty decent amber ale.

Knapp85, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper body with a frothy, white head that left bits of splotchy lacing on the way down.

Smell: Toasty pale maltiness with a small hint of caramel. Citrusy, woody, even slightly spicy hops.

Taste: Pale malts, lightly toasty, and with a slight caramel sweetness. Sharp, citrusy hops with a moderate, unyielding bitterness. Finishes crisp and appropriately dry with a long, lingering, but restrained bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Sure, I'll give it a thumbs up. A very solid, spot-on APA.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Jul 02, 2003
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -18.7%

JAHMUR, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now brewed at Frederick in Maryland. It pours a slightly hazy amber with golden highlights and a short and creamy off-white head. The head drops shortly to a nice creamy collar and leaves some spotty lace. The bouquet expresses floral and citrusy Cascades. It's not bold, but bright and inviting! With a swirl of the glass some gently sweet biscuity malt becomes apparent as well. The body is medium with a very fine carbonation and it's gently crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a delicate balance of gently sweet malt and firm bitterness entwined with refreshing citrusy, floral and piney hop flavors. It finishes short and dry with some residual Cascades. Excellent balance. Highly drinkable. An impressive APA.

NeroFiddled, Jan 16, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, May 03, 2003
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, pale hops and some citrus, but there's something a little pungent in there that I can place and throws everything off.

T: The taste is decently balanced with flavors of caramel and citrus up front and a mild burst of floral hops bitterness quickly following. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp with a little smoothness, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this beer just seemed rather ordinary to me. There wasn't anything too bad about it, but nothing about it really stood out enough to make me want it over too many other beers in the style.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

RblWthACoz, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this chilled into my Dfh shaped glass.

A - A clear medium amber w/ 2 fingers of eggshell cap that makes sticky lace and the bead is fine

S - A floral, slightly piney hop aroma w/ hints of grapefruit rind notes

M - moderate carbonation and bitterness w/ mild sweetness from the malt w/ moderate hop acidity and a clean finish

T - A slightly bitter flavor at first w/ light mellow pale malt character. The taste is balanced well

D - A very drinkable pale, one I would not hesitate to buy for an easy to drink local

Slatetank, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a large head that rises up quickly and fades quickly, reaching about 2.5 fingers and almost over the sides of my tulip glass. It's a super clear golden orange wheat color.

N: Lighter than I was expecting. Light hops, some grassy and spicy, hint of citrus, as well as a pungent musty resinous fresh hop aroma. A very slight chewy hop aroma too.

T: Starts with a nice hop flavor, some chewy hops, slight oily feel and fresh musty hop resin as well on the taste. A touch of citrus and pine, but not much. A slight creamy malt taste also strikes through, but the beer def plays down the malt side. A decent bitterness, also quelled a bit. Semi dry, with mostly a clean and crisp tasting ale.

M: Lighter body, very slight hop oils, with good carbonation.

F: Finishes with a long bitter taste, that builds and culminates right after the swallow. It gets pretty dry too that goes with the bitterness. A creamy malt taste also lingers with the hops. The hops continue with that fresh resinous hop flavor, with a touch of pine.

My thoughts on this one, the beer is a decent drinkable summer pale, with some extra bitterness giving it that American Pale tag, but I didn't like the way the hops played. They toned way up on the musty resinous hops, which are OK, but any of the really tasty hop flavors are just toned so far down they are drowned out by the resins. This would be a B+ if it added a little more depth in flavors to the hops.

jlindros, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +8.4%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a lovely, bright ruby-red color, and a nice off-whitish head that slims to a narrow ring.
Aroma: fruity, yet dry, nice, but nothing more.
Taste: rather easy-going, feeling a tiny bit flat.
A ringing, resounding fruity finish...body is light, texture minimal, flavor mild, although these aren't drawbacks, I realize, as I reel back and check the intended brew against their intentions. It's an average pale ale, very drinkable, inoffensive, least likely to scare anyone away...doesn't please me too much, though.
Anyway, hurray for the red, white and blue, and thanks to Marc77 for providing the sample.

feloniousmonk, Jul 06, 2003
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
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Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.