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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,151 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 54
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange amber color with the mildest of carbonation, really thin lacing on the top and around the sides of the glass.

The nose is a sweet malty hop aroma, is too mild for this beer. The citrus coming off the nose is mostly pineapple and orange, but very faint.

Taste is really well balanced and consistent throughout the entire sip which is interesting, I usually don't get that with alot of the Double IPA's, this is also sweeter than alot of the double IPA's too. Has a bready like toasty, mild malt giving a very strong backbone that plays quite well with the Golding and Willamette hops. Not one flavor overpowers the other, everything seems to be mellow, blended, and non-overbearing.

The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, almost creamy. There's a slight warming from the alcohol in the throat, but overall, not one thing is really sticking out as prominent. Finishes very well, not dry in any way, and very drinkable.

In its present state, this would be a beer I would suggest to my friends as a good intro to IPA's (especially the high octane ones). This particular bottle, I'm guessing has already peaked and is on the downside, letting it go much longer and I'm sure the malts would become more pronounced in the nose and on the palette.
I tip my glass to Carol Stoudt and her team at Stoudt's brewing company, this is a nice D-IPA worth checking out. What makes it even better is they're a local brewer for me. I'd buy a case of this, no question.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 01:37:04 | More by jzeilinger
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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.