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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.

Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,108 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1108
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%


Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.43% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 10-23-2004)
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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This offering from a fine brewery poured with a creamy, consistent, two-fingered head and a hazy orangey gold color. The nose is potent, as you don't have to get too close to smell. Its fresh and biscuity, also exuding a some pale citrus, but not anywhere near as highly hopped as I expected. The body is medium, but pushing on the edge of heavy. There's some fresh grapefruity hops, and definitely a creamy malt balancing presence that attempts to mask the high alcohol presence, but fails. The hops are surely subdued for a double. It finishes with a candied apple sweetness and somewhat acidic grapefruit edge. You can just feel the alcohol seeping through. It seems like it could have been more carefully made as it exudes more barley wine characteristics than a double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2006 11:09:40 | More by Hhawk06
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Picked up a 4 pack in DC, first week of April 2014. Poured into a snifter.

This DIPA has a cloudy haze to its copper orange color. Head is plentiful, three fingers thick, foamy and pillow-like. Lace is abundant and scattered and the head shows some great persistence.

There's a bittersweet citrus aroma on the nose, reminiscent of grapefruit. It's got that dank quality, some citrus peel, and a sweet malt presence.

Ooh, this has a pungent citrus flavor. Almost like orange juice and reminds me a bit of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. The flavor is alternately sweet citrus and dry orange peel. Complementing these elements is a sweet maltiness about mid-palate that lends some breadiness or toast. It all works very well. I like this quite a bit.

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I discovered this beer through the recommendation of a Whole Foods beer-buyer and I'm glad I did. It's tasty and heavy on citrus, so I can get my vitamin C intake for the day.

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M- thicker with a smooth syrup texture from the hop sugars. Very full body.

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poured from a bottle in a mug. pours a beautiful amber-orange, with a thick velvety off white head. lacing is evident and the head is retaining even half way through the beer.

the smell is fruity and sweet with a bit of alcohol essance. the delicious smells arent out done by the tase though. the taste is alcohol bite and hops bitterness followed by a fruity sweetness and finished with a bready dryness.... just what i like. mouthfeel is spot on bit of burn at the cheeks, smooth semi thick feeling in the mouth nice carbonation once again.. spot on
overall this is my new favorite beer and definately a world class beer... a little pricey by the sixer for me and because of its potency maybe not the wisest choice for a session beer . but a favorite i will definately remember not to over look again . excellent excellent beer. ( just finished the first one. the lacing and head stayed all the way til the last drop)

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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,108 ratings.