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

1,217 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,217
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 56
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of NeroFiddled
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!

Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of russpowell
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

Photo of drabmuh
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.

Photo of feloniousmonk
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.

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WesWes
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.

Photo of jwc215
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.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of smcolw
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!

Photo of oriolesfan4
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Gueuzedude
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.

Photo of GClarkage
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.

Photo of Gavage
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.

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of corby112
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.

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a fairly dense 1 finger off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Aromas of huge amounts of grapefruit, orange, caramel, lemon, mango and a bit of pine; small amount of booze as well. Huge sweet aromas here, with very little spiciness, all fruits. Taste of big orange, grapefruit, mango, caramel, and a bit of pine. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish that lingers with citrus, caramel, and pine flavor. A very malt forward DIPA. Low-medium carbonation with a fairly full body. Surprisingly no alcohol noticed except for a warming on the finish, well hidden. Overall, a good DIPA, enjoyable stuff.

Photo of weeare138
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!

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