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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

1,111 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA, with orange and good head look, very grapefruit and orange citrus aroma, and intense taste. Well drinkable. Surprisingly 10%. Very hoppy yet not bitter as well malted. Medium to full mouthfeel. Great with fish. A good effort by this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2005 02:40:38 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

Perspicuous pumpkin with burnished amber edges. The pastel orange head is on the small side, so I guess the ABV won the battle against the hop oils. It's thickly creamy and nicely persistent, though, and looks good in contrast to the color of the beer. A modest amount of lace isn't a big surprise.

The nose, while good, isn't as hoppy as I'd hoped it would be. Double IPA smells caramel malty and orange fruity, but I can tell that it won't be a resinous hop bomb. Not a trace of alcohol greets my nose; an amazing feat since the ABV is in the double digits.

The flavor is a member of the caramel malty, non-brilliantly hoppy school of DIPAs. In fact, if blinded, I'd have said 'barleywine' with guesses one, two and three. A prodigious pale and caramel maltiness dominates, providing generous amounts of toffee and butterscotch. The amount of sticky sweetness is just right; any more would be too much and would enter the realm of cloying.

What hoppiness is present is noted as orange fruit and a lingering, slightly puckery bitterness that sneaks in on the finish and counters the malt quite effectively. Better late than never. The flavor is good, it just isn't DIPA good. The alcohol adds rather than detracts. I'm still impressed at the relatively refined nature of this 10.0% beast.

The mouthfeel is well done. It's somewhere in that netherworld between medium and full and is infinitely smooth. I like it more and more as the beer warms. Bubbles provide interest and lift, but don't intrude.

Stoudt's Double IPA is not the stuff of dreams for those hopheads among us, but it is good beer that is best enjoyed cool rather than cold and in sips rather than in gulps. While I'm disappointed that my ever-present 'hop jones' wasn't satisfied, I'm pleased at the beer that Stoudt's has chosen to brew. I'd gratefully add a sixer or two to my cellar if I had access.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2006 15:46:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

So here we are with yet another double IPA,. Why do I find myself drawn to these so oftern, gee I wonder? I got this one in the BDAY 07 BIF and had been waiting to try it for quite some time. Something about an orange bottle with a circus elephant on the front, I just had the feeling this one was going to mean business. So I decided to open it up last night with dinner and see what was going on under the cap…

A – Poured a bright prange amber. Very hazy and cloudy, almost looked like there was some suspended particles in it as well. Lots of visible carbonation was apparent from the very beginning. This thing was shooting bubbles to the top of the glass like crazy. A big two inch plus head of white sticky foam formed on the top of the glass immediately upon pour, it actually may have been higher then that. It gradually faded and left behind a lot of sticky side glass lace and a good half inch or so layer across the top. Overall looked like a good double should, very big and bright.

S – Aroma was very astringent and bitter. Lots of grapefruit tones were the first thing I noticed. It was a rather sharp smell. Lots of hops in this defiantly. As it started to warm it began to get notes that were much much sweeter. Some sugar started to come through, almost like a candy like aroma. I have seen this before in some others, its almost like a candy apple sort of sweetness that is mixed in with a very bitter smell. It was quite nice and bright actually. Looking good so far on this one.

T – Now here is where it started to get very intresting. First thing I noticed was it was so darn smooth. I was expecting to be knocked back a little bit as most strong doubles do, but this was super smoth, almost sessionable at first sip. It was not insanely bitter as I had thought it would be, rather it was quite sweet. Reminded me almost immediately of DFH Burton, it had that cotton candy like quality to the malts. Not to say there were no hops in here, trust me there were plenty, but it was very nicely balanced, none of the hard to handle, suck your mouth dry style. This was more subtle with a nice tangerine taste and some orange cream sickle like notes to it. Very nice and really unexpected. Good dry finish, but with a candy like touch to it. Very nice. No hint of the ABV what so ever, and I actually did not even know what that was going in and don’t now as I write this, but it was defiantly not present in the flavor profile.

M – Again very smooth here. The carbonation that was so evident upon pour, and even during the session did not translate over completely during the tasting. I thought it would have had a bit more life to it. It had a somewhat sweet syrup like feel to it. Not to say it was dull and void of carbonation all together, but it was definatly a tade bit flatter then I had envisioned. Still good full feel and a nice thickness to it, no watery or oily feel at all.

D – Very good sipper. As with anything that is that sweet it is hard to really drink a good quantity of it, as it just because a little too much after a while. However this was a good one to sip on during a session and really could be a nice late nighter as well. But would always probably be a one and done. It was farly strong ABV wise, but not detectable at all, but I noticed a bit of a warming after a while.

Overall this was pretty decent. I almost wish there was another category for these types though. They are doubles, but not it the traditional sense. It is more of a sweeter candy type then anything, maybe a dessert double IPA, I don’t know. But they don’t have the lip smacking bitterness that others do. Still a quality brew and something I would not turn down, definatly worth a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2007 01:12:21 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a long-lasting head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Primarily fruity, with grapefruit, pineapple and peach tones and a little malt in the background; fusel alcohol as well in the aroma

Taste: Starts out with a nicely balanced fruit and malt combination; rather sweet, in fact; the hops never quite rise to the expected level and are slightly rough in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and very smooth; modest carbonation; the alcohol feel is definitely there, too

Drinkability: More like a double APA than an IPA, I really enjoy the style; I would be happier with a little less alcohol, but that is a quibble

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 01:57:47 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy deep orange color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of citrus hops is dominant but definitely not as much as in other IIPA that I’ve recently tasted. Taste is also dominated by the citrus hops with some nice sweet malt to balance this beer. Not as bitter as expected but I wouldn’t hold this again this beer. Alcohol is very well hidden and was even surprise to see how much there actually was.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 16:47:05 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A really good beer, but not the Double IPA as indicated. Big on balance and rich with flavor. The look brings a vivid, rich copper color with a hearty headed foamstand. Aromas are rich citrus and pine, that counters nicely against the cotton candy, caramel malts. Moderately full and round with the texture with an expected hop-dryness and crispness. Certainly a terrific American IPA, but a bit light for a Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 19:54:47 | More by BEERchitect
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metter98

New York

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

A: It poured clear amber in color.
S: There's a moderate aroma of piney hops in the nose.
T: There are hoppy flavors that share a lot of similarities of the aroma in the taste, although these are a bit more subdued from the underlying malts.
M: It feels both medium-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: For its strength, this beer is very drinkable; the alcohol is very well masked.

Serving type: cask

05-09-2010 19:04:09 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DIPA-ADVENTURE! In order to progress on this beer journey, you have to OPEN the BEER. OPEN BEER. And off I went... on my own DIPA-ADVENTURE! An adventure... to extreme flavors. Let's review, shall we?

Appearance: Orange-copper color, marked by some scant haziness, and crowned by a frothy white head. Solid head retention and spectacular lacing.

Smell: Fragrant fruitiness (pineapple) and citrus characteristics mingle amidst the piney hop aroma. Also, there's a considerable amount of malt in the nose. There's a touch of alcohol too, but it's very insignificant amongst the other key components.

Taste: Initial bitterness, which soon gives way to layers of luscious, juicy tropical fruit flavors. Soon, and moreso as the beer warms, sweet caramel malts emerge to add a bit of balance to the hops. The finish is dry, though very brief, leaving the tongue free and clear of any scalding hop oil aftertastes.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. The gentle carbonation rescues this beer from ever becoming syrupy, instead allowing it to simply be splendidly mouth-coating.

Drinkability: Altogether drinkable, especially with the 10% ABV never becoming offensive. A delightful beer, and along with Stoudt's Fat Dog, is one of my favorites among this brewery's offerings.

Stoudt's Double-IPA is living every beer's dreams!

I think in one way or another, we are all trying to OPEN a BEER ADVENTURE in our own lives. We just want to being our own beer adventures. Am I right, guys?

And in the end... the BEERS are in our own hearts.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 07:34:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep hazy burnt orange with a tight one finger head,aromas of spruce and pine abound here big and bold to say the least with a light touch of brown sugar in the background letting u know there is some malt here.Wow this beer is big in flavor and body big resiny,sprucey pine hits the tastebuds hardcore with a nutty malt base that is subdued but there for sure.The alcohol burn comes on late but damn what a nice burn,a huge ass east coast DIPA from a fine brewer who I enjoyed alot living in eastern Pa,hell yeah!.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2005 03:08:25 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Carefully poured, Stoudt's bottle-conditioned Double IPA delivers a just slightly hazy orange-copper body beneath a full head of frothy "antique" white foam. The head retention is excellent, and it leaves very nice rings and dripping sheets of lace throughout the entire glass. The nose is enticing with bright notes of citrusy hops (orange, grapefruit, pine), summer fruit (peach, melon, pineapple), and sweet malt. It's delicate carbonation gently tickles the tongue, and it's medium-full body is viscous, slick, and smooth across the palate. A beautiful combination of sweet malt and fruity, citrusy hops appears upfront, and then quickly gives way to more piney hop flavors and a bold, rising bitterness. As big and sweet and rich as its maltiness is, it's balanced! It finishes with a fleeting tide of sweet malt and hop that gives way to lingering bitterness and piney hop flavors. Superb!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2005 14:02:28 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from a very pleasant store in Dearborn, Michigan. Bottle conditioned, eh? My last foray into that concept didn't go so well...

This beer thankfully pours a somewhat cloudy pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of dense foamy off-white head, which leaves a nice pocked marked limestone cliff of lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of sweet tropical fruit - sugary pineapple, mostly, cotton candy, booze (I feel dirty writing that), and a faint caramel malt. The taste is sweet fruity malt, the pineapple still domineering, with some mango throwing its hat in as well, and some mild, subtly probing booze (this is 10%, really?). The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes less sweet, the hops' bitterness finding new claim.

An interesting DIPA, the dominating fruitiness really stealing the show, rendering the malt character to a sideshow, which is less of a big deal than the equivalent treatment afforded the big booze, which needs to be more outspoken, given its potency, if you care about that sort of thing. Given the current Saturday night hour, I sure don't...

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 03:26:49 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cast in a hazy orange hue, with solid, off-white foam above, as it sits in my elegant tulip glass...looking very inviting, every bit the form of an excellent IPA...
Nice fruit and bitterness in the aroma, apricot and peach, a whiff of pineapple and grapefruit, a glimmer of pine, quite nice.
Great big, bitter buzz of hops at the front, and juicy, too!
Excellent texture, slick, yet sharp, with the hop attack never quite quitting, and the alcoholic strength revealing itself. Very happy in the mouth, if a bit overpowering. For a bad boy, it provides some mettle, but this would have to be a once-in-a-while thing for me, I like my IPAs gentler than this. Stings a touch too harshly, the flavor is large, too,but doesn't buffer the beastliness, complements it instead, creating a large-scale palate attack.

glad to have tried it, and much thanks to kafkaEsb.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2005 07:13:27 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Acquired via trade from NeroFiddled, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very fruity with complimentary notes of caramelized malt and hops.

T: Just like the smell, the taste starts out with strong fruity flavor of citrus. There’s a decent mixture of hops and a mild alcohol burn that comes in next, but the intense sweetness keeps those flavors in the background. Once the sweetness finally fades, the after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty if you can handle the sweetness, which I did, goes down dangerously easily, not very filling, hell of a kick, it might not be the hop bomb that most 2IPA’s are but it’s still a really good beer with a enough potency that can get you going in a hurry. I think I could start quickly on a six-pack but it would catch up on me pretty quickly before I finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 05:52:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

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

Pretty solid Double IPA all around.

High clarity orange with a flurry of carbonation that rises and settles into a creamy head of foam. Eventually it settles to a skim, with a delicate ring of lacing left in the glass.

Malty, spicy hop aroma, light sweet citrus around the edges.

Orange slice candy, sweet malt, toffee, mild bitter finish. Pretty full bodied. Herbal burp. The 10% isn't that apparent in flavor or mouthfeel. Easy to have one or two, it's a nice one to sip.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 01:37:40 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cheers to GnomeKing for this one!

Pours amber with a slight haze & a pinky deep sand colored head. No lacing & some head retention

S: Fruittyness & some citric hops. Some alcohol as this warms

T: Big-time fruittyness gives way to piney & citric hops. Breadyness/biscuitty tastes follow. Treacle . honeyed malts& toffee comes through as this warms. Finshes warming, hoppy & bready, very balanced approach

MF: Chewy with low carbonation & great balance

Dangerously drinkable, this would put you on your butt after a couple of pints but a really nice DIPA

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 02:07:25 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a nice malt base that boasts of pale and light crystal malts along with an intense hop aroma. It is bitter and floral with a slight earthy scent; very nice. The taste is awesome. It has an extremely smooth and malty flavor that is accompanied by a kick ass hop flavor that is bitter and floral. It is nicely balanced and very tastey. It has an elevated abv. , but you can't tell. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an awesome beer. It has flavor. It has aroma. It is very drinkable and enjoyable. Stoudt's is quietly becoming the best brewery in Pennsylvania. I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2005 01:59:40 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into my Delirium tulip. Beer is orange and a little hazy. Forms a thin head of off white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation moderate.

Aroma is primarily malty with a little hops. Some pine character.

Beer is mostly sweet with mild bitterness in the back. Some pininess in the mid palate but overall the malt wins this showdown. Cool label, I love elephants but this will not be a repeat. Its OK if you like malt forward beers though. Go for it.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 04:03:10 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

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

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Big piney aroma with some boozy notes. There were mild caramel notes.

T - Lots of pine and grassy hop bitterness. Boozy malt with caramel and burnt toast flavors in the background.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a big, boozy double IPA. Strong yet very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 02:37:09 | More by zeff80
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

Pours a bright, though lightly hazy, copper color and is topped by a pale thinnish tan head. The aroma is at first full of grapefruit, but then picks up lesser notes of hay and grass. A soft citrus character definitely dominates the aroma though.

The taste is quite smooth up front, then it starts to pick up some tingling bitterness as the hops kick in. The beer is malty sweet, which works in conjunction with, and magnifies the citrus hop character. There is a hint of hot alcohol in the finish as well as a smooth bitterness, which surprisingly disappears pretty quickly. The bitterness that is in the middle of this beer is in full force, but it does not linger through to the finish as much as some.

This beer is quite tasty, yet it is quite simple a combination of the malt sweetness and the grapefruit-like citrus character of the hops. For a Double IPA though, I am not sure if it is quite over the top enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2004 18:03:03 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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

This beer pours out as a nice copper color with a white head. The aromas on this beer are certainly hoppy with the citrus notes along with some pine. The taste of the beer is fairly hoppy but is it really a double? To me this beer didn't have enough of a double kick to be a double. That's just my opinion. The beer beer is still a good IPA though. The mouthfeel is decent too. The beer deserves another try, if I come across it again I'll try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 03:58:29 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange/copper with a thin, lasting head. Very nice clarity/color.

The smell is fruity/floral with some pine mixed in, as well as a very subtle breadiness. Very aromatic and inviting.

The taste is of chewy hops - fruity, floral, citric. slightly earthy. Nice hop profile. Bready, sweet malt stays subdued, but enough to keep things together. Nice balance for style. Finishes slighlty salty with a hoppy bitterness. Peppery alcohol is barely noticeable.

The feel is full, creamy and smooth. The abv is incredibly deceptive! Flavors linger nicely.

Dangerously drinkable! Abv not listed on bottle - shocked to learn of 10% abv. Very nice taste with an incredible mouthfeel. If you like IPA's, esp. doubles - look for this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 23:13:00 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber orange with a big crème head that falls fairly slowly. Nose is like strawberry starburst candy (yeah...I said that) and hops mixed. Flavor is pretty sweet. I guess that candy nose plays more into effect than I thought it would. Not much else comes through here except that sweet tone, no hop character to speak of at all really. Feel is decent. Lots of bubble getting the tongue and a slightly thicker liquid feel. Drinkable, just not as smooth or mature as other DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 04:23:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Orange copper hue with a light colored cream head leaves immaculate lacing all around my pints glass, when I say immaculate I'm saying evenly dispersed nicely streaked foam. Aroma: Deep sharp citrus, not just loads but mounds of hop varieties exist in this frolicking field of hop desire. Worw I wish I could explain this one to everybody two layers of sugar and citrus peel damn near plug my nose now this is amazing just come near this brew of beauty. I must proclaim I'm going out next Friday evening and if any beer is as close to this recipe as I am dreaming then everybdody is in trouble. Taste: Deep piney layers of grapefruit much like last year's Hop Wallop I hope this rings a bell wtih somebody, damn past incredibel brew leafy hops protrude with bitterness man I'm satisfied syrupy filled texture comes with much warmth of the alcohol layers that satisfy me time and time again. Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied nothing can seperate this brew from thie big leagues cause it's already there nice carbonation big syrupy body can't be beat. Drinkability: I'm in amazement hands down seek and you shall find all of that bullshit aka beermail me it's that good.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2004 09:20:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

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

New 12 oz. bottle with an orange label and two elephants on it. It poured a hazy orange color with a nice 1.5" head. Some mild lacing developed during the drink. The aroma is of very floral hops and strong citrus. The flavor is well balanced between the big malt levels and strong bitterness. Orange citrus and a touch of honey round out the flavor. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

Smooth at the start with a smooth, dry finish. The bitterness rides the tongue well after the swallow. Between a medium and heavy bodied brew, this is a tastebud pleaser.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2004 01:04:49 | More by Gavage
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ring lace from each sip. A good initial head on the pour--three fingers. Great staying power; one finger after five minutes. Gorgeous dark honey color (light amber); slightly cloudy.

The smell is more muted than I would expect. I can detect the floral hop, but it is subtle. Little else shows up on the aroma.

High hop flavor up front which fades with time. Very low level of malt in the mouth....The aftertaste is all hop in pleasant way (not overly bitter). The body is above average, which is to say perfect. The carbonation is high. Interestingly, there is very little alcohol warmth in this beer.

An excellent entry in the Double IPA category. Very little I would recommend except for a stronger level of complexity. Try this one!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 22:28:10 | More by smcolw
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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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