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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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very good

1,111 Ratings

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Ratings: 1111
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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Photo of DrinkSlurm


4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden honey with a touch of head but sticky lacing. Smells of sweeeet hops, candy like but with pine notes.
Taste is of sweet malty hops. Nice honey sweet malts with some boozey dried fruit notes????
Really amazing beer. Complex, different, and great flavors. Well worth a try!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 23:46:56 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of Jadjunk


3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Summit's Wayside tavern May 17, 2012. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) a very hazy light golden orange with a light ring of white cream atop. A very hazy unfiltered Double IPA. Appearance is quite nice. 4

(Smell) Aroma is a fruity hop and yeast with little bitterness that reaches the nose. Aroma is a bit too mild, a touch of spiciness and a light alcohol presence does little to spice up the aroma overall. 3

(Taste) A mild spicy hop flavor with a bit of fruit on top of a pale malt bed. Hop bitterness is very mild and alcohol adds a little heat to the spicy hop flavor but overall this is a mild and dangerously easy-drinking DIPA. I enjoyed the flavors. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is airy with a touch of carbonation, which is good for the style. Alcohol presence is mild. Body is light/medium. Good pairing, just a tad sharp with the alcohol. 4.5

(Overall) This is one of the mildest DIPA's that I've had in a while and naturally it's highly drinkable and I found the mild spicy and fruit notes a welcome addition to the key flavors that the beer possesses. At the right price, you should certainly check this out. 4

Stoudts Brewing Company's
Stoudt's Double IPA

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 00:13:53 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours orange with a nice white cap. Head is bubbly and foamy. It laces well and also retains for most of the glass.

S-Perfumey and piney hops. Malty balance. This beer is definitely a balanced DIPA. Very floral and sweet.

T-A big combination of perfumey hops, floral hops, pine hops and rich sweet malt. Not my favorite take on the style, but this is still a nice brew. Plenty of balance. Perhaps too much balance. Seems to be missing something. Moderate bitterness.

M-Lightly resinous. Medium carbonation. Heavier body. Bitterness lasts and the alcohol makes an appearance on the palate.

O/D-Hard to describe, but this is not my representation of the style. Maybe a bit too balanced and perfumey. Almost too sweet for me; and this was freshly tapped too. Not a bad drink but far from a stellar DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 02:20:57 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of nickfl


4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with one finger of off white foam on a hazy, copper colored body. Settles quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - pine and sweaty grapefruit with lots of toffee in the background.

T - sweet malt and fruity hops up front. Toffee and orange notes in the middle. Finishes with grapefruit, pine and migrate bitterness.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation and a sweet finish.

D - nicely done, sweet and thick without the dark malt character that covers up the hops in some other sweeter dipas.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 02:23:00 | More by nickfl
Photo of ktrillionaire


4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ale+Witch. It pours a big glowing orange hue, hazy, and is capped with serious suds. Lacing ensues. The aroma is nice, offering a wealth of fruit juiciness from orange and varied citrus to mango and pineapple. The malt is fairly hefty, and contributes a caramel note in the nose, but is expressed much more like a sugar cookie on the palate. Bitterness is moderately high and the flavor is fairly intense, offering big candied citrus notes, grapfruit pith, mango, pine, cannabis, the whole nine... The feel is big and the carbonation is soft. Overall, this is a nice solid DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2011 09:45:19 | More by ktrillionaire
Photo of argock


3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Mellow Mushroom (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Soft amber with pillowy, off-white 1/2 finger head which leaves a cap that follows the drink down the glass with a few lace formations.

S: Very malty aroma with herbal and citrus hops, more minty that I would typically want.

T: The flavor is off with the hops hitting grassy, minty notes that override the nice maltiness they tried to build I would put this in the balanced DIPA category. There are some citrus and pine qualities, but I would like to see a more balanced hops profile.

M: The body is good for the style, medium-full, with a good slickness and relatively low carbonation.

O: Middle of the road and really for those who like the minty hops flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 01:10:28 | More by argock
Photo of paulginva


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Poured from the tap into a snifter, this beer had a foamy off-white head by the time it made the trek to our table. The head lacing was excellent, coating the sides of the glass with lots of lace, and dissipated slowly. The body was a slightly hazy amber with little carbonation. This looks like it's going to be good!

AROMA: Hops. Big hops. A heavy preponderance of pine, grapefruit and pineapple and orange with a noticeable sweet caramel malt undertone.

TASTE: Tasty! Starts with a refreshingly moderate sweet caramel taste with a slight hops flavor and grows to a fruity hops flavor of grapefruit, pine, orange and a hint of pineapple. Malt was more pronounced than with most DIPA beers. There was some alcohol taste, which I would expect with this kind of ABV but it fit in very nicely.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer had a medium-full smooth body with flat carbonation -- a good thing since it couldn't get in the way of the hops flavor. It had excellent body lacing that coated the walls of the glass and was retained for a prolonged period. Initially, a sweet malt flavor balanced by light hops predominated but grew quickly into a moderate to heavy hops bitterness. There was an aftertaste of light fruity bitterness that lasted for a moderate amount of time -- a very nice mouthfeel overall.

DRINKABILITY: I believe this is the best DIPA I've tasted -- recently anyway. Because of it's high alcohol content, this is a sipping beer but if I had (A) lined up a designated driver and (B) a burning desire to get hammered, this would be my weapon of choice. Memorable? You bet. Good value? Check. Easy to drink? Maybe a little TOO easy -- "dangerous" might be a better word. Would I buy it again? I have a six-pack in my fridge right now. The final word here is "balanced" -- a tribute to the brewer's art and the first Eastern DIPA that I've truly enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2011 15:41:03 | More by paulginva
Photo of jorg2619


3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stouts double ops

S not overly strong sweet pineapple / grapefruit peel / some pine smells

A light amber clean looking mild hop haze fluffy head disappears into a light white coating over the beer

T bitter at the front grapefruit peel citrus ends extremely dry not a malt to be found hop burps occured a pleasant experience alcohol not intruding on this dipa kinda one sided or simple still good

M thin very gulpable good drinker slow or fast

D Great very thin and hoppy a good beer

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 23:13:13 | More by jorg2619
Photo of chilly460


4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear amber, with light two finger head. Head didn't stick around long and left minimal lacing.

S - Outstanding floral and grassy hops, peach and orange peel in very subtle background. Balanced biscuity malt background.

T - One of the most balanced DIPAs I've tried. As with the aroma, get an initial hit of citrus hops, sweet orange, lemon, and some peach. This gives way to a nice sweet malt. This is NOT a huge hop bomb, but a true balanced beer. Alcohol never came into the picture which surprised me at 10%abv.

M - Medium body with neutral carbonation as I'd expect for the style. Not full on chewy, but fine for this type.

D - This is a good beer, but the drinkability is great. If you want to give anyone a shot at their first DIPA, this is the one, smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 17:12:05 | More by chilly460
Photo of philbe311


3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worthy of tightly packed creamy slightly off-white head... Decent retention... A vibrant glowing color... Moderate paced carbonation rises throughout... Loads of lacing cling to the glass...

S - A wonderful mix of hops... The sweet citrus is in the lead but there are some undeniable earthy and piney hops mixed in as well... A sturdy malt backbone lies beneath...

T - Tangerine... Pineapple... Some piney character... Grassy notes... Sturdy crust like malt base... A kiss of rye spice... Well balanced and adequately complex...

M - A sturdy medium bodied offering... Bristling carbonation... Sleek and slightly sticky... A touch of creaminess at the start of each sip...

D - A restrained DIPA that proves you don't need blistering hop presence to be successful... In a crowed style space, this offerings simplicity stands out as admirable... I would gladly welcome another in the future...

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2010 16:04:55 | More by philbe311
Photo of bierguru


2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

A -
cloudy dark yellow but wouldnt say copper color inch of head which is white foamy looking and stays fairly well

S -
fisrt off i want to say the smell is remarkable very different then most double ipa's ive had
the smell is a mixture of of SWEET tropical fruits with hints of alcohol spice

T -
taste up front is hugely (if im allowed to use that word lol)sweet from those tropical fruit then some tartness from maybe from grapefruit then there is a bold but not to sharp hop character then there is a subtle taste of alcohol on the very back end HOWEVER as this beer warms (like 5 mins after i got the beer and i recieved it pretty fast)up the tropical sweetness fades a ton along with the hop taste and the alcohol becomes very prominent

M -
the beer is pretty juices for a double ipa good balance between sweet and bitter alcohol isnt an issue in the mouth feeling or really noticable

D -
NO great beer but i would have to chug it enjoy itand thats not for me what ruins it for me is how the alcohol taste takes over the beer its like im drinking a mellow vodka

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 02:45:23 | More by bierguru
Photo of BARFLYB


2.63/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap a bunch of times and recently for a review.

A- Stoudt's double has a hazy golden with some bronze highlights here and there. Not much of a foamage on this one just a off white sparse cap. Very weak lacing.

S- No doubt about, this was brewed in the east coast, that's apparent from the nose which is a sweet mess. This is going to be one malty MF'er. Big sweet malts, some alcohol, some perfume, light on the citrus, more of a floral type hop.

T- This does not remind me of a DIPA, more like a very tame english barleywine without all the complexities of a B-wine. A sweet cloying taste that is malt forward, the sweetness while big, just does not taste good. The alcohol does not help things in this matter. Perfume finished with small traces of grapefruit, no pine, no nothing, this stinks.

M- Sweet, rich, malty, boozy. The malt is on par for the style but the malt ingredients don't make it right. It's all that stays on the mouth along with booze. I could not even bring out more hop flavor with some swishing, what's wrong with this beer? Medium and abovve bodied with moderate carb.

D- Not for me, not again, not ever, it's been nice knowing ya.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 07:36:26 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of drtth


4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemmed tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear bright orange color with a 1/8" creamy off-white head. The head persist for quite a while and leaves rings and small sheets of lace for most of the glass. Sipping leaves behind lots of nice lacing.

Smell: The aroma is filled with orange, orange zest and some peach and other fruits (e.g., apricot), all supported by caramel malt in the background without a trace of alcohol showing.

Taste: The flavors are those of rich complex hop flavors blending nicely with some caramel, light toffee and a bit of butterscotch without being overly bitter or overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium to full bodied and creamy smooth from the persistent gentle carbonation. The finish is medium long and begins with the fruity citrus, slides slowly through some pine flavors to end in some bitter dryness.

Drinkability: A good solid well-made DIPA that is well worth drinking and revisiting. If I were having a second beer this would certainly be worthy of another.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2010 00:23:13 | More by drtth
Photo of woosterbill


2.85/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Prime 16 into a 3/4 pint glass.

A: Clear pale amber body with a finger of fine white foam head. Average retention and lace. Not bad.

S: Nice citrus and pine hops up front with a solid caramel malt backbone. Pretty nice.

T: Starts out hoppy, but quickly transitions into over-sweet malt before a potently alcoholic finish. Too sweet, too hot, not good.

M: Thick and sticky with moderate carbonation.

D: Cloying and boozy. I shan't have another.

Notes: This one has potential with a tasty hop profile, but but the hops just can't stand up to the overwhelming sweetness and booze. There are just too many great DIPAs to spend money on this one.


Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2010 23:00:51 | More by woosterbill
Photo of mgbickel


4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a goblet from a tap at the brewery. Formed a single finger foamy head, the swiss cheese. The body is a dark amber color with ruby hues. Translucent and hazy.

The caramel malts and hops dominate the nose...the typical citrus pine aromas come through.

The taste is similar to the nose...hops at the beginning and end surrounding a malty bakcbone. Nicely balanced and not overpowering.

The mouth feel is medium with moderate carbonation.

Very drinkable...a nice, balanced offering! You can throw back a few of these!

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2010 18:40:50 | More by mgbickel
Photo of Lunch


4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, MD (11/02/09). Served in a 12oz. snifter at a slightly colder than desired temperature, but allowed to warm just a bit.

A: Pours a hazy golden, orange with a deep amber hue capped with a half-finger of an off-white head which disappears rather quickly leaving some above average lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: An oily, piney and hoppy scent with a deep citrus bouquet that melds perfectly with an intense sweet malt and a hint of alcohol.

T: Intense piney hop is met with a perfectly balanced sweet malt that creates a complex blend which includes an oily body of pine, toasted malt and grapefruit. A wonderful buttery, sweet and hoppy taste with a pleasant touch of alcohol.

M: Extremely oily and buttery with a fairly heavy feel and appropriate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable as this beer maintains a perfect balance of hops and malt. This is an extremely well-crafted beer that hides it 10% abv almost perfectly.

Overall I find this beer to be an excellent example of an east coast style DIPA and I am glad that it is readily available in my area. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2009 16:13:39 | More by Lunch
Photo of david18

New York

3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little bit of a light drinker for a double india pale ale. Had in an upper west side bar in new york and it was great, even for a hot day. Good color, the flavor is good and not too hot, appearance is great. Would recommend for any season. Can't wait to try it in a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2009 18:57:12 | More by david18
Photo of bonbini26

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Blind Tiger

A- Pours a bright orange/copper color with a one finger white head, very nice clarity, and swiss like lacing follows down
S- Citrus, pine, floral, very aromatic and inviting, a hint of malt/breadiness also
T- Bitter, chewy hops, citric, floral notes, great bitterness with just enough malt to keep it well balanced.
M- Full, creamy, oily, smooth
D- Would never know that it was 10%ABV without checking the label, an outstanding DIPA!

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 19:18:01 | More by bonbini26
Photo of ClockworkOrange


4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at River Street Alehouse. Presented in a shaker "pint" glass and appears a mildly cloudy rich copper/amber color with a finger of thick bone white foam. A moderate, sticky lace is left on the glass as I make my way to the bottom. Smells and tastes predominantly of citrus fruits such as lemon, grapefruit, and orange with notes of white grapefruit peel, toasted bread, and a healthy dose of caramelized malt. The alcohol is not as evident as I would have expected. Flowery, herbal and sweet at first with just the right amount of bitterness to put your tongue back in it's place. Medium to full bodied with ample carbonation. Another overlooked DIPA that all fans of the style need to try.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 05:30:09 | More by ClockworkOrange
Photo of deaconoflove


3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ap. Very nice golden color, a little amber, and a decent head.
Sm. Pleasant citrus, orange, hops. Nice.
Ta. Nice. Fresh and clean w/ a little citrus and finishes with slight bitterness.
Mf. Light to medium body, light carbonation.
Dr. Very good. The high ABV is not noticeable...good and bad. I could easily have too much of a good thing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2009 20:22:25 | More by deaconoflove
Photo of thekevlarkid


4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at the American Flatbread debut event, glad I saved it for last! My beer was delivered to me a classic, clear orange-amber color. Decent retention of the skim and it left scattered lacing. The aroma was excellent, caramel malt, toffee, butterscotch and citrus hops. YUM! The flavors were also good, it started with a flash of sweetness up front. Then it went very hoppy and bitter as though it were wet-hopped before it became piney and tart. The grapefruit and orange notes were great and all the hops were built upon a solid malt backbone; stellar balance. For 10% (!) the alcohol heat was very well concealed. The mouthfeel was semi-creamy, the carbonation average and the body medium/full. One of the most enjoyable Doube IPA's I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2008 00:30:41 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of scottg


4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at American Flatbread in Burlingon, VT at the Stoudts Brewery Night.

Pours a crystal clear amber color with a one finger white head made up of little bubbles with thick lacing. Sweet citrus aromas of grapefruit & tangerine, tropical fruits and bubblegum. Very sweet and fruity flavors, sweet grapefruit, tangerine, starfruit, passionfruit, orange with some alchol warmth throughout. Medium body and carbonation, this is an insanely smooth beer with no bitter pucker. Great drinkability, at 10% ABV, be careful with this one or it could be a long night.
If you have friends who don't like hoppy beers, this one could change their mind.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2008 19:42:01 | More by scottg
Photo of sholland119


4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Farmhouse.

A-Pours a clear honey amber with very little head.

S-Grapefruit hops, some unexpected but pleasant honey notes along with malt sweetness.

T-As with the nose, just a bit sweeter than expected for the style. This is not a bad thing; I loved the honey in this year's Hopslam. But I would have enjoyed a stronger hop presence to bring this more in balance.

M-A little slick, medium bodied.

D-Does not taste like 10% ABV, which is both good and dangerous.


Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2008 14:58:11 | More by sholland119
Photo of doho95fu


4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap after having had the bottle and this is definitely a beer that is solid bottled but way better on tap. I know that is the general rule, but some beers seem to really excel when fresh.

The appearence is a golden amber and a bit hazy. Good head and not overly carbonated. I didn't pick up any pine smell as others indicated. The taste is robust but not over the top. Clearly hoppy but no punch in the face alcohol burn. This is a class of beer I enjoy and I think this rates highly drinkable for its place on the ABV scale.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2008 18:31:53 | More by doho95fu
Photo of mltobin


4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at a small bar in Connecticut.

Appearance is a light brown color with a decent sized head.
The smell is peppery, but not as robust of a smell as I had expected.
The taste is hoppy , with some sweet tones blended in.
The mouthfeel is a enjoyable blend of the alcohol and the grains and quenches the burn of buffalo wings very well.
A great IPA and made right in Pennsylvania.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 21:47:46 | More by mltobin
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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.