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Stoudts American Pale Ale - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 619
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 tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

On tap at the Village Draft House.

Pours a hazy orange with a soft, white head that has good retention. The nose has an intense floral, citrusy, grapefruity aroma. The flavor is intensely bready and biscuity up front followed by a balanced citrusy hop character that complements the malt well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a nicely balanced, drinkable, enjoyable beer. The malt character is solid and the hops are intense and complementary. I would definitely have this APA again.

tdm168, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of DrJay
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%

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 DrBier
4/5  rDev +8.4%

DrBier, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of glid02
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.

glid02, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of Gusler
4/5  rDev +8.4%

The pour crystal clear amber color, the head spectacular, the lace lumpy, both light beige in color. Nose is malt, lightly floral, citrus, crisp and clean, very sniffable. Front is lightly malt sweet, top is skimpy, the finish comfortably hopped, satisfactorily carbonated, aftertaste sufficiently malt dry. Stoudt's is a brewery that makes some top notch beers, if you can sample anything you find, I don't think you will be disappointed, I've not found a loser yet. Ranks a respectable #353 on my current 1000 beer master list, which will soon expand to 1500 as I have just way to many decent beers, to stay at a 1000.

Gusler, Nov 03, 2002
Photo of Brad007
3.95/5  rDev +7%

Color: Amber/light copper color with a one finger head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Nice and hoppy aroma. Biscuit malt must be in this as I detect a decent whiff of it.

Taste: Bready and biscuity upfront. Mild hop bitterness that lingers in the middle of the mouth. Smooth. Seems well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Biscuit and mild hop bitterness. Delicious. Drinkable.

Drinkability: Very nice example of an APA. Solid and inoffensive. A good introduction to this brewery's offerings.

Brad007, May 19, 2008
Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tobelerone, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +8.4%

22oz draft, at the jet rock in the Philadelphia airport

appearance: nice bright copper appearance, clear with a light beige cap and a touch of lacing

smell: citrus hops, grassy and earthy traits, caramel malts, toasted grain - nothing over the top but very clean and encouraging

taste: nice and refreshing after an 8 hour flight from barcelona - toasted grain, citrus hops. Nothing plays too big of a role and this turns out as a solid, very drinkable pale ale - just the way it should be

mouthfeel: medium, moderate carbonation

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of scruffwhor
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%

Thank You n8dietz for the otherswise unavailable beer pick-up.

Clear, light copper color with good bubbling and a nice two finger head. The foma hangs on to a thick film for all twelve ounces.

Hay and toasted malts combine with very soft meadow aromas and a little lemon squirt. Earthy and bready in the nose.

Taste is a Springy meadow of earthy and citric hops that is spread on a thin, toasted biscuit. Hops and malt are off balance, but thats fine by me.

Earthy hop zest makes for an astringent palate, but a good session beer. Makes me feel patriotic when I look at the bottle and take a sip from my glass.

scruffwhor, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

xnicknj, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!

Pours from 12oz bottle a hazy medium gold with a small head of foam that during the session, shrunk to some spotting with some lacing.

The smell is hoppy with noyes of grapefruit and some grass.

The taste is pretty big on the grass on the first sip with a good malt backbone that balances it out well. After a few more sips, the hops calm down a bit and there's more of the balanced flavour going on until the finish where it ends up slightly bitter with a short aftertaste. When I swish this APA in my mouth, the most dominant flavour is the malt that takes an earthy route. Pretty good APA in my book and I'd drink it again, no problem.

Bitterbill, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a touch of citrus. Taste is very hoppy, really not much else going on, considerable bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

A - Not very much head only a slight white layer that turns to a nice lace ring. Color is a nice amber yellow, average for a pale.

S - Smell is very inviting pale malts and piney hops. Slightly sweet smelling malts as well.

T - Huh its pretty good just not great. I do get some hops so it is balanced and the level of pale malts and grains are balanced so they are not very aggressive. Good.

M - Light to medium. I even get a bit of lingering hop flavor.

Overall it was a very good pale which I assume was fresh since they got cases of these recently. Could use a bit more carbonation (head) and it would be pretty session able.

DrDemento456, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of Dogbrick
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

On draught at Lazy Chameleon in Powell, OH (came with a glass!). I have to say I enjoyed this more on draught than in the bottle which is pretty much par for the course with me. This beer pours a dark amber with an orange halo. Medium off-white head and thin lacing. The aroma is mostly hops with a little malt as well. Medium-bodied with a solid hops flavor along with some citrus and malt tones. The finish is rather crisp and hoppy. I would definitely get this on draught again.

Dogbrick, Jul 06, 2003
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a cloudy orange-ish color with an off white head. Aromas of a sweet malt and a grapefruity hop. In the taste, more of the same, grapefruity hop, a sweet malty flavor, but very mellow and smooth. It has a hop aftertaste and a very clean end. Enjoyed the hop, nice and smooth. Very non abrasive.

OWSLEY069, Aug 19, 2007
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
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.

RoyalT, Jun 27, 2004
Photo of champ103
4/5  rDev +8.4%

A: Pours a clear golden/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind as well.
S: A fairly neutral nose, but not bad. Citrus, grassy, plenty of earthy yeast.
T: A bit more in teh flavor department. There is a great balance of citrus, grassy, and floral hops. Along with a good sweetness and earthy yeast. Very nice.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

A very good pale ale. I can put a lot of these away without a problem. Not very complex, but a great everyday drinking beer. Something I would recommend.

champ103, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of gford217
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

12oz bottle courtesy of thecarster1 poured into a pint glass.

Pours a fairly clear, light golden orange with a thick white head that leaves good lacing and a small cap fed by some stray bubbles from the bottom.

The aroma is light and sweet with as much malt sweetness as hops. There are some faint grassy aromas but the sweet caramel and biscuity malts are dominant in the nose.

The taste has lemon grass up front but, like the aroma, those hops are secondary to the bready malts. The finish is like dry toast with some bitterness from the hops lingering as well.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with solid carbonation with a toasted character, especially in the finish.

Not the best pale ale out there but certainly not the worst and I could see myself drinking a few of these on a summer afternoon.

gford217, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of cjgator3
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours an orangish amber color with a nice off-white head that leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, hints of biscuits and citrusy hops. The taste is sweet malt up front with some citrus hops in the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good Pale Ale that is worth a shot.

cjgator3, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Presentation: Standard 12 ounce bottle sealed with a black crown cap which has Stoudt’s text on it, it actually says “Stoudt’s World Class Craft Brewed”…hmm after the Double IPA I guess that is an opinion rather than a statement of fact LOL. The main label has a very patriotic feel to it, yet on closer inspection the draped Old Glory has 13 stripes, though the quantity of red and white stripes is inversed, and the dark blue patch has no stars….guess it’s either a modern interpretation, or it could just be that the Stars and Stripes are altered enough to allow it to be used on a Bottle Label. Described as an American Style Pale Ale and a microbrewed beer. No strength but a Best Before 11/21/05 date is ink jet stenciled onto the top of the bottle neck.

Appearance: Lucid Amber orange body with a healthy looking off-white expanded head. Resilient lacing of the smattered kind that splashes and stays and never goes anywhere. Low level conditioning.

Nose: Hmmm, dare I say the best part about the whole experience was the nose. Nice low level pine oil aroma, tingle of malts and some cut grass in the background. Drops out with a light sweaty nose at the end which spoils things a little.

Taste: Fresh hop bitterness. Nothing stands out but all the trademark components are there in good measure. Citric hops, floral smears and some lightly toasted biscuit malts. Bitterness is enough to ride the strip start to finish. Short finish helps to assist you with picking this one again quickly.

Mouthfeel: Medium light feel, clean defined support from the carbonation assists the times when this one has balloon lightness. Dry at times though it seems to fade quickly.

Drinkability: Nice enough, it has some redeeming features that lend a nice touch to this American Pale Ale. Drinks well alone.

Overall: Like the Stoudt’s Pils, it cost me $1.69 for the pleasure of the single. There are simply way too many good West Coast Pale Ales in my locale to afford me the luxury to pick this one up again, but I am glad that I did nonetheless. A nice “out of town” APA. Decent enough.

TheLongBeachBum, Sep 18, 2005
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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