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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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BA SCORE
83
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606 Ratings
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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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canoehornpoint

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Patriotic bottle. Pours a reddish orange with a nice white head that lasts awhile. Slightly carbonated. Has a mild, pleasant balanced hop/malt aroma. The taste is relatively consistant, mild maltiness balanced evenly with mild citrusy and a bit flowery hop flavor. Mouthfeel does finish with some heaviness and earthy taste on the back of the tongue. This is supposed to be a cascade pale ale but the cascade hops don't stand out like they normally do. This is my kind of beer but not one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2003 17:39:50 | More by canoehornpoint
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SchmichaelJ

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pale ale was golden, almost orange in color. The small head had pretty good retention, and some nice lacing clung to the glass. Particulalry large carbonation bubbles were also apparent. A strong hop aroma was present, but hints of a good malt foundation came through. The taste was nicely bitter, with some fruity aspects. A bit of a yeasty taste came through in the end, but the bitter aftertaste quickly overcame this somewhat distracting characteristic. Very crisp and refreshing. The medium-body was very appropriate for the style, and the bitterness seemed to give the mouthfeel a particulalry sharp aspect. The American Pale Ale is a great example of the style, and perfect for those moments demanding a crisp, bitter, honest brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2003 22:59:41 | More by SchmichaelJ
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WesWes

New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer offers a nice white head, but it fades quickly. The color is pale with a slight amber hue. The "American Pale Ale" destinction suggests the use of American grown hop varieties used to not only bitter the ale, but also to flavor and add hop aroma. This beer does just that with the use of Cascade hops to add a floral aroma that is quite pleasant to the nose. The hop flavor is more than adequate pushing the envelope of most pale ales. This beer would be considered an IPA if it were not for it's low ABV (5%). It is a very enjoyable and drinkable beer. My only criticism is that the grain bill seems to be a bit simplistic, but sometimes it's the simple things that are the most fantastic. I love the marketing strategy. In a post- 9/11 world anything with the slightest resemblence to Americana is highly visible and attractive to the consumer. "Two Thumbs Up!"

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2003 06:28:15 | More by WesWes
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Scooter77

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy cow! This is such a great pale ale. This is my first sampling of a beer from the Stoudt’s Brewery and I’ll have to say that if all of their other brews are this good, I’ll definitely seek them out. Pours a hazy orange/golden color with a thick, bubbly head that dissipates moderately, leaving a thin lace on the glass. Nose is full of floral hops with small hints of sweet malts and caramel. Taste is sweet with mild hops. This is a perfectly balanced pale ale, the hops are just right; bitter, but not to overpowering. This is a very smooth and refreshing brew, I highly recommend it to any lover of pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2003 16:40:50 | More by Scooter77
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle poured a deep golden with a firm white head that clung to the side of the glass. The aroma was muted but primarily of hops. The taste is a good blend of hops and malt. A little citrus hits my tongue on first taste and then gives way to a brush of malty sweetness which is followed by hop bitterness until the next sip. None of these taste overpower. Each enhances the other. The mouthfeel was light with slight carbonation. This beer ratings have kept going up with each sip. I find this beer quite drinkable and would suggest it to even the most sophisticated beer drinkers. It is NOT a session beer to be slammed down quick and in large quantities, but rather enjoyed slowly to allow it to reveal all its very good aspects.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2003 19:05:43 | More by LarryKemp
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look is a hazy dark amber with a generous golden tan head. Good lace effect from the residual head. The nose comes up full of hops. There is a full body with a good malt backbone serving up the bittering hops. This is a true pale ale with plenty of hops to remind the drinker of its heritage. Strong bitter finish masks the malt substance, but it is there behind the piney hops. Very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2003 22:06:03 | More by AtLagerHeads
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far333

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Faint amber color with a beige head of small, tight bubbles. The head lingers and laces the glass. Aroma is hoppy, as is the flavor. No real flavor of malt in this one. The hop is not overwhelming, but a bit much for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and fills the whole mouth. Carbonation is just right. It's a very good beer, but not heading to the top of my favorites list.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2003 18:12:16 | More by far333
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2003 06:15:12 | More by WVbeergeek
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Marty

Maine

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a good, solid, very drinkable IPA. I had it on draught at a local bar, and it arrived at my table with a medium-sized head. I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered it, because random micro-brewed pale ales tend to run the gamut from weak to extremely hoppy. The minute I smelled this guy, though, I knew I was going to enjoy it. Hoptacular. Smelled and tasted a little citric, a little sweet. Great lingering hoppy aftertaste. The head left a sticky lace around the top of my pint. I could easily have enjoyed several of these; a very drinkable IPA. I live less than an hour from this brewer, but I'd never heard of Stoudts until today. I'll have to investigate. Taste's good so far, though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2003 15:42:41 | More by Marty
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jreitman

California

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very strong and borderline overwhelming hop aroma greeted me as soon as I opened the bottle. Poured a very nice copper color with a white head that left some nice lace on the way down the glass. After the aroma, it wasn't too surprising that the flavor was balanced toward the hoppy end of the scale. Sweet maltines blends well with the citrusy, hop flavors that are the backbone of the beer. Finished dry and moderately bitter. Could easily make this a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2003 21:10:58 | More by jreitman
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2003 19:24:50 | More by NeroFiddled
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beernut7

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This american pale brew pours with a nice faomy head and a vibrant orange color. The aroma of spicy hops leads into the initially strong grapefruit hop flavor. The malt presence is a bit lighter than I prefer in this style, but is not absent. Teh body is smooth and the overall mellowness of the brew makes is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2002 11:14:44 | More by beernut7
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DarthMalt

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark-gold with chill haze and wispy thin white head. Yeast in suspension.

Full delivery of APA on the senses. Body carries a honey maltiness, that is not cloying, and hops fan out in the mid-range with a [brace yourself] spearmint flavor!

Hop blanket finishes your tongue off.

None too shabby. None too exceptional either.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2002 20:20:03 | More by DarthMalt
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maxpower

Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glowing amber color, nice thick white clingy head. Light malt aroma. Taste average, balanced malt, light on the hops for an APA, not much flavor, light body, watery mouthfeel, not my favorite, but very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2002 14:07:32 | More by maxpower
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QXSTER1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm impressed by what a flavorful, everyday pale ale this is. In a less enlightened age this could pass for an IPA. Pours a deep gold with a decent head and some lace. Crisp, well defined flavors marked by toasted grain and floral hops blend for a pleasing taste.
Medium bodied with plenty of malt backbone to stand up to the sharp bitterness. As it warms the caramel becomes more apparent, but never overwhelms. A top notch session Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2002 13:49:17 | More by QXSTER1
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Gusler

Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2002 12:27:40 | More by Gusler
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marc77

California

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Attractive, clear, light copper hue covered by a persistant off white head that leaves lace. The aroma is a balanced combination of citrusy hops, medium caramel and mild biscuit malt. Pleasantly assertive hop bitterness upfront in flavor lingers, then is ensued by dryish bready and toasted malt notes. Malt sweetness is partially overshadowed by hop bitterness and dry biscuit notes, but a subdued light caramel sweetness emerges towards the finish. Appropriately light in body, yet full enough in mouthfeel to help lend excellent quaffability. Light grapefruit hop flavor. Finishes dry w/ lingering cracker like grain and hop bitterness fading slowly. A unique and flavorful pale. The hop bitterness is above the norm and biscuit notes abound. With a more assertive malt backbone this would be outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2002 17:17:20 | More by marc77
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a serious white head, good carbonation. Nice amber color with a good mix of hops and malt but ending is seriously hoppy and bitter. I have had better pales. The ABV is 5.0%.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2002 15:56:10 | More by jdhilt
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy amber with a loose head that leaves a nice lace. Strong floral aromas followed by floral, citrus flavors on the tongue. More hops than I remember in the flavor, but that is a very good quality. A nice, full mouthfeel and a satin finish make this beer very drinkable. I have yet to taste a Stoudt's beer that is not top quality. Grab a few of one of the most patriotic beers available and remember how great an "American" can be.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2002 17:39:35 | More by aaronh
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allboutbierge

Austria

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice honey brown color, strong floral flavor, pours pretty two finger head in a pint glass, leaves an alluring lacy ring, an awesome beer to drink in warm muggy weather, could be good with a hamburger or something else in a cookout, plus the american flag bottle would be a great example of patriotism on the fourth, give it a try i don't think you'll be disapointed, though i think sierra nevada edges is out a little.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2002 15:52:31 | More by allboutbierge
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Murph

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright copper color with a pillowy white head that leaves a lasting lace down the glass. Nice fruity hops smells in the nose along with some creamy biscuit malts aromas. Nice floral/fruity bitterness to open up the flavor. The taste then transitions into a smooth biscuity maltiness. Smooth and refreshing on the tongue, this brew is very drinkable. This seems to be somewhat of a hybrid between the APA and EPA styles but is very nice and very drinkable nonetheless. A great brew for any weather.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2002 12:26:54 | More by Murph
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, rocky, white head. Dark cooper color. Big, floral hop aroma. Nice malt-hop balance. West coast hops are distinctive in the beer. The name is desciptive of the brew. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2002 11:23:53 | More by Suds
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big 765 ml bottle - direct from Stoudts brewery. Not bottle conditioned. Golden body, light carbonation, creamy white head of multiple sized bubbles. Big citric/grapefruit nose, with hints of orange. Good balance of malt to hops. Nice hop tingle across the tongue. Again, citric flavours. Pleasant, not overpowering after taste. Hoppier than I remembered. Definitely west-coast style pale ale, done by an East Coast (former) Lager Specialist. And done very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2002 21:25:57 | More by RonfromJersey
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Smooth easy drinking pale ale. Clear dark straw with a hint of amber. Light hop aroma. Very easy drinking with a nice malt character and mild hop flavor. Good as a starter for bitter beer haters.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2002 06:08:42 | More by psugrad98
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one of my first attempts at a Pale Ale, and it is one to be tried. Myself, along with "tigerpaws" sampled this one on a warm South Carolina day before a football game. A great environment for this refreshing and slightly-above-average hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2002 16:08:27 | More by goindownsouth
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