Stoudts American Pale Ale - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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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
3.86/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A- Cloudy pour, (beware of some sediment at the bottom, yeast and whatnot) 1 finger head with good glass cling. Dark copper yellow color.
S- Light hop aroma, sweet citrus, could almost benefit from an orange wedge in there. A bit of pith-like bitterness.
T- Citrus hops. A good strong bitterness in the finish. This beer gives you way more on the palate than it does for your nose. Bold flavors.
M- A good balance. Just right in my opinion.
O- As a hop head in training I am still getting used to bitter finishes from beers. IPAs and APAs are still a work in progress but this one is a drinkable beer for me. The sweet citrus notes help to tame the bitterness in the finish to make this one very palatable. High marks for the this one on flavor.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 02:03:34 | More by stckhndlr
3.94/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pale amber beer with a lovely crusty foam head. Light, fluffy, airy, well-retained, and lacing all down the glass wall.
Florally bombastic with a good deal of citrus rind aromas and chunky biscuity malts. Leafy green and dosing with the bitterness. Delivering the nose.
Bolstered citrus and flowery hop cone with that good and dry pale malt backing. A hint of melon rind in there, too. Quintessential APA components here.
Crispy feel with aggressive bitter-carb punch and a dry body to punch through. A good feel for a hoppy pale ale.
Excellent pale ale. Not a top ten choice for me, but it's hard to say why.
Serving type: on-tap
01-05-2014 18:42:09 | More by thecheapies
Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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