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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Photo of kcrosson492
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Citrus, floral aroma and taste. Lower on the bitterness scale for an ale (~50 IBU). Taste has a bit of bready nature to it. An ale that can serve as either a dinner or a party option, with its lighter tones and texture. As a small, Pennsylvania brewery, Stoudts really holds it's own here.

kcrosson492, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Jeff22
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Jeff22, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of scot_lutte
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

scot_lutte, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BeerForMuscle, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Pete's Famous Pizza)

A: surprisingly fantastic pour in a cold pint.... solid, rocky, cottony head - color of recycled egg crate paper... clear, golden liquid... lace left in broad bands, ample cover

S: balance of toasty, cereal-y malts and hop pellets.... mellow... unmistakable, straight-up APA

T: up front - nice, smooth, lightly-spicy hops... light-medium bitterness.... firm malt follow-through after each sip... malt a bit obscured in the background.... mild, mid-range crystal malt sweetness, but very naked flavor from it - like chewing on the grains

M: ideal lighter body and dry finish for the style... bit of a frothy wash from the foam

O: quintessential APA... quite well done... something to seek out in the summer

Bouleboubier, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of TBarJr
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

TBarJr, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of curmudgeon236
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

curmudgeon236, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

buzzy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of ThePaintedGrey
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.

ThePaintedGrey, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of lisahope27
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

lisahope27, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

AnitaBrewski, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of stckhndlr
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.

stckhndlr, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of AMarkle6524
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

AMarkle6524, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of CGMLS3
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CGMLS3, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of StaindProject86
4/5  rDev +8.4%

StaindProject86, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

IdrinkGas, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of tvghost
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tvghost, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of JandJMD
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

JandJMD, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

OUJayhawk1799, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
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.

thecheapies, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kkmiller76, Dec 28, 2013
Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.