Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
1.95/5 rDev -50.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Appearance - Cloudy amber/mahogany color with a monster head that fades in minutes leaving a delicate ring of lace behind.
Smell - Caramel malt and piney hops. A nice odor.
Taste - Very sweet caramel malt, a strong vanilla character that stays through to the aftertaste, strong initial hop character that rounds off to a bitterness with the vanilla for the aftertaste. I really like the vanilla, but this beer is far, far, far too sweet for my tastes. The abv is masked, but under an oppressive sweetness. I don't even usually mind sweet beers like a lot of people, but this is undrinkable to me - the taste makes me cringe.
Mouthfeel - Moderately thick and frothy. Quite drying.
Drinkability - After the first sip, I didn't want to finish this one. At 10% abv too many of these would put you out of commission. Would clash with anything I can think of eating. I don't understand how everyone seems to love this beer.
I am sorely dissappointed with this beer. I heard so many good things and am finding the reality not to my liking at all.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2005 00:16:37 | More by mrasskicktastic
More User Reviews:
4.95/5 rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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)
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 18:50:21 | More by gebbie
4.09/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this poured from a 12oz. can at the Malted Barley in RI.
Appearance: Pours a golden amber orange brown color. A very careful pour did not generate any head but a few swirls brought out a bit of a cap.
Smell: Sharp sugars, some alcohol and *lots* of fruits in the nose. It makes me think on passion fruit and peaches.
Taste: Toasted sugars and fruity juicy flavors are pleasing but not as complex as the Middle Ages beer I had last night. There is a bit of orange oils, peachy juices and citrus hops (but not very bitter). The alcohol is very evident. I enjoy it but I think some people may find it quite boozy.
Mouthfeel: The texture is slick despite the sharp alcohol attribute.
Drinkability: This beer went down quite nicely but I would certainly *not* consider this an 'easy' or a sessionable beer.
Serving type: can
02-12-2014 02:13:09 | More by ExtraStout
3.55/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into DH IPA glass.
A: Orange golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, tight, frothy white head. Settles slowly leaving some residue behind as it does. Thick, persistent beer ring lacing.
S: Orange and lemon citrus, tropical fruit, and pine resin. A bit of a soapy distinction.
T: Biting hops accentuated with some orange liqueur, pine cone, some bitter nut shell, and a slight sweet resin.
M: Thick and syrupy fell. Hops attack the palate and linger. Bittersweet finish that seems a little off. Boozy.
D: Character will dictate a sipping experience.
Atmosphere is good. Frothy head, and thick persistent lacing. Citrus, tropical fruit, and pine make up the nose. Biting with some boozy orange, bitter nut, and pine resin (not enough to finish the balancing act though). Overall, this is a good quaff.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 03:41:33 | More by bmwats
Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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