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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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624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/11/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, light caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balances citrus/floral hops and pale/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, light toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light caramel, light toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant pale ale style. Good balance of citrus/grassy hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

MobileMike, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

PTEdelman, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

dreichus, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

mmhannon, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DudMan, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

udubdawg, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jjd315, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Durandal_777, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

victory4me, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SkinniePost, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Yellolab2010, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

dougbassett, Apr 06, 2014
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
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

scot_lutte, Mar 22, 2014
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
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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
Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.