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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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Todd

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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

One of three new “big beers” from Stoudt’s, this one is a bottle-conditioned Double IPA. 12oz brown bottle.

Pours a turbid (from the bottle-conditioning) amber with glowing orange hues, topped with a bright white head that’s tight, retains amazingly well, and displays some wonderful stick and lacing.

Seductive aroma of sugary tropical fruit juices with a somewhat pungent herbal character that joins in by pricking at the nose and tearing the eyes. Nice wafting of alcohol spice, too. Hints of grapefruit. Soft floral to provide some soothing comfort.

A simply awesome mouthfeel, extremely viscous, firm, and velvety smooth. This malt juice is a sweet one, too, with flavors of over-ripe pineapple, orange peel, and a cornucopia of intricate tropical fruits. Sweetness also lays down some candy and touch of smooth buttery caramel notes that coat the palate in an almost syrupy fashion, while a woody herbal hop character stings the palate with a salty citric rind dose, and some grapefruit. A highly aggressive and punchy alcohol mingles in well, throwing down some major alcohol spice and immediate cheek and brain warmth. Very bready towards the end, with some grain and a palate sticking oily feel that holds remnants of herbal hops and sugars for quite sometime, providing some very pleasing afters.

An amazing example of the DIPA-style, and a wonderful surprise from Stoudt’s! I’m very psyched that this hails from the East Coast, too. A massive, heady, complex, and aggressive brew that’s sure to please connoisseurs of big beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2004 19:32:37 | More by Todd
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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.

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T- Wow. Just...Wow. sweet hoppy flavor. A pale bitterness in the mix but it really softens out in the finish. Tropical fruits twisted with a bready flavor. Just awesome.

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