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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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1,145 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,145
Reviews: 748
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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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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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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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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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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West Virginia

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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-15-2013 11:19:58 | More by Slatetank
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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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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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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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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-21-2011 00:32:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
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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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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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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/27/05- Received in a trade with Santoslhalper.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a bottling date imprinted on the label. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Golden orange colored pour. Full 3/4 inch frothy white head with light lacing along the sides.

Smell- Another tropical fruit scented DIPA! This one has some peaches, apricots, maybe even some banana and papaya. Sweet and sugary as well.

Taste- The first think I noticed as the decent amount of dark malt that I tasted. Was very nice for a change to get a bit more malt than expected. The hops were sugary and fruity. Mostly the common grapefruit taste. Maybe a light touch of a woodsy taste along with it.

Mouthfeel- Not really creamy as much as it was very smooth and mouthcoating. Medium carbonation level.

Drinkability- Quite drinkable. An easy one to quaff. Maybe best suited as an after dinner IPA or with a dessert.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2005 17:12:22 | More by GClarkage
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-25-2012 08:10:05 | More by beernads
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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark golden orange with pale golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, soapy yellowish head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with sheets of soapy lacing.

Sweet and sticky hop aroma with lots of dank hop oils, earthy pine and sweet citrus notes. Lots of orange peel, mango and grapefruit alongside a graham cracker malt presence. Sweet alcohol also detectable.

Dry, bitter hop forward chewy medium body with a lot of dank oily hops that provide a lot of dry earthy pine ans sweet citrus flavor. Fuller body than I expected with a lot of sweet orange peel and grapefruit balancing out the dry earthy piny bitterness. There's also a nice biscuit, graham cracker malt backbone that provides nice balance without taking away to much from the awesome hops. Slightly creamy texture with a strong alcohol warmth in the dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 06:24:57 | More by corby112
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one has got 'em. BIG and BOLD ones! Hops, that is! Pours a golden orange with a frothy white head that sticks around. Lacing is scattered throughout the glass for the duration of the drinking. The smell is fantastic as you get that full aroma of hops with some maltiness behind it. Smells like someone took a few handfulls of hops and dumped them in a juicing machine, took out that concentrate and dumped it right in here.

Tastes awesome! Full bodied, rich and creamy, citrusy and peachy hop flavored IPA with a strong malt backbone for balance. Hides the alcohol too, I might add. This one will definitely creep up on you if you're not careful. Mouthfeel is terrific as well as she swirls throughout my mouth with balanced intensity and perfect carbonation, leaving me asking for more.

You can drink these in moderation before it comes calling your name but if this style is your thing, don't hesitate to grab a sixer and kick back.

Finger Licking Good!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 12:19:21 | More by weeare138
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've tried this one a couple times and I just don't think it's that great of a DIPA. It starts off with a rich tangerine, grapefruit, and citrus aroma. The flavor, however, has too much sweet malt character. There is a decent reisinous grapefruit flavor, but this is reminds me more of an imperial amber than a DIPA. The alcohol also really comes out and becomes a problem as this warms.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2008 03:34:43 | More by tempest
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United Kingdom (England)

4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A kind gift from Rick (surfadelic23). Coming in a 355ml slim brown bottle, without freshness info. and alc. strength printed on the bottle... Served lightly chilled in a large Burgundy bulb wine glass.

A: pours a hazy dark-orangey amber hue; the off-white foamy beer head dissipates rather fast, on top of a static body.
S: mixed and rich--the tangerine+peach fruity, mildly piney and fragrant scent of hops upfront are backed by a rich body of cane-sugary and candy-ish pale malts, semi-sharp, sour-sweet and powdery yeastiness and a firm backbone of alc. Easily identified as a heavy-weight by the smell...
T: a softly effervescent mouthfeel comes with streams of sweet citric-fruity hops and dense-bodied honey-ish malts... the mid-palate reveals a surprisingly smooth bitterness from tangy-dryish fruity and piney hops, on top of quietly intensifying yeastiness and pine-sprigs... all the way towards a subtly warming, slightly sour-sweet yeasty as well as soothingly tannic finish.
M&D: the carbonation is executed next to perfection, to the point where the beer tastes just as much refreshing as satisfying at the same time. For a 10%abv. DIPA, I find the nice balance b/w malts and hops is retained in every sip with little sign of alc. on the tongue, that really makes this ale a dangerously quaffable one. If only the tail could hold up even better and keep more bitterness, this beer could well be a winner. Millions of thanks go to Rick for this fine ale~~

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 03:11:20 | More by wl0307
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-18-2013 02:22:14 | More by yourefragile
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The ale has an auburn orange color with thick head that laces nicely.

S: The aroma is big and hoppy, with a floral grapefruit scent providing a citrusy sweetness.

T: The ale has a distinctly fruity hop taste that reminds me of Pliny the Younger and Yulesmith (summer version) in its strength. That taste is citrusy with bits of pineapple and grapefruit and a very distrinctive alcohol taste.

M: The hops are fruity and vibrant, making this beer sing on the tastebuds.

D: The ale is quite drinkable, a top-notch DIPA from a top-notch brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 13:37:09 | More by akorsak
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New York

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

On tap at the BTAH in NYC, pours a nice deep golden color, off white head, not much head on my pour, fine lacing left behind, this is is suprisingly well balanced brew, starts out with a boatload of crunching hops, mega grapefruit, nose and tongue. Tons of malt also present to float this one thru. Large and lovely, 10% hidden somehow fairly well, love the style, love this one on tap!

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2004 03:05:12 | More by Billolick
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm deep orange body that is clear with a strong dense carbonation. The head is a creamy yellowish white that last for a good long bit.

S- The smell of caramel malt and green floral hops is well balanced. Not much other depth in the hop bill.

T- The flavor of big juicy hops with a faint spearmint note makes them really taste fresh. The note of malt that has been caramelized in the pot is a nice background flavor. The finish is a big, slightly earthy, hop bitterness that has a very gentle alcohol boost to it.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a creamy texture to it. The alcohol warmth is soft but give the hops a nice compliment.

D- The hops are soft in the nose but all there in the taste. It is nice to taste the caramelize malt that gives it a smooth flavor and nice support to the hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 04:15:46 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this for $2.

This brewery seems to be well hyped and I see why. While I do enjoy IPAs more than DIPAs, this one was pretty damn good. Great aroma, color, and taste. Tasted very well balanced and even though it has a high ABV it is well hidden, although it has a nice warming effect. I came in with high expectations and it met them.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 23:32:51 | More by oriolesfan4
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-13-2013 03:26:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange colored brew with a persistent tan colored head.

Smell is strong you can smell the hops way before you get near it. Sweet malt and strong grapefruit and pine scent hit your nose hard. Alcohol in this tingles your nose just to let you know that this is a serious beer. Smell is quite spicy from the hops; black pepper, bitter oranges and lemon are the strongest of them.

Taste is quite sweet and woody at the start then the grapefruit starts to come out. The flavor finally settles in to starting sweet and fruity then the grapefruit hits and it finishes as dry oak woodiness. Highly hopped but not harsh at well balanced.

Mouthfeel is fairly heavy; there is lots of malt in this.

Drinkability is very good for as big a beer as it is. Not too sweet or harshly hopped this is as drinkable as Double IPA gets.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 03:33:30 | More by Zorro
Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,145 ratings.