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
88
very good

757 Reviews
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Reviews: 757
Hads: 1,252
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 61
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
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Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.43% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Gavage on 10-23-2004

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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
3.85/5.00 (1,197 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty, if typical, clear amber with a rather thick and fine-bubbled pale cream head that does not stick around too long. Hoppy aroma has a yeasty overtone and more than a hint of fruit. Flavor is as yeasty as it is hoppy, but still good to drink; there is a decent undertone of apple and orange. Texture has average body, and the fizz is not strong but persists quite well. A decent, if not outstanding, double IPA. (424 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  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. (467 characters)

Photo of C20Percent
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*Review taken from notes*

A: Paler golden appearance with cream colored head.

S: A bit of citrus / bit of floral. Malty. Not as hoppy as I'd like, and what's there is stinging my nostrils.

T: Bitter with very little flavor. Boozy. The alcohol is overwhelming the flavor. The taste did get better the longer the beer sat. Might have been too cold to begin with.

M: A bit syrupy -- not what I like. Heavy body.

O: My first impression of this beer was bad. Second impression was a bit better. But, there's very little flavor. Average Imperial IPA, I think. (558 characters)

Photo of IPAaDay
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently became available at my local grocers, which is saying something for Manassas, VA. Perhaps not your typical D-IPA, but that's a good thing in this case. Much more caramel flavor and the hops don't dominate, but give a great finish. Flavor linger is excellent ... "citrus-y" fading away slowly ... when its gone, enough time can go by that you forget and check the bottle to see if you are in fact out. ;) A new favorite for me and one I'd be happy to have every day. (474 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (806 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, color is a very nice gold, transparent with a frothy off white head thats bubbly and sticking to the glass.

Smell is lightly alcoholic with a very solid malt backbone with a heavy but clean citrusy and pine hop.

Taste is very nice, great mix of hops, citrus and pine and lemon, with the some smooth, clean malt flavors, maybe some light toast but no heavy caramel.

Mouthfeel is somewhere between something resinous and a clean crisp ipa, it works well with some nice lingering sweetness and heavy bitterness to balance.

Overall this is a very tasty DIPA, exceptional flavors that are clean, not too sweet a little booziness; been a while since I've had a Stoudt's and this was a nice surprise, very tasty. (735 characters)

Photo of BBP
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a typical hop orange with a bit less head and retention than usual but a tad more lacing.

The aroma is much sweeter than expected. It did have hop aromas but more in an old ale or barleywine way. It was mostly tropical with a smidge of pine sneaking through.

The taste was a bit light at first. Truth be told I saw a single of this and the words IPA and just bought it without looking it over. I thought it was actually a regular IPA until it was poured and I put the bottle back. After you get a bit deeper in the flavor definitely builds and stacks well though. By mid drink I no longer felt that it was light. It seems to fit the mold of most good DIPAs but there's a bit more spicy hops to it and the hops aren't really working at creating a lot of the grapefruit or citrus flavors that American IPAs are all too known for.

It drinks fairly smooth, although there's a bit of heat to be felt after it's gone down. I have mixed feelings about this. It has a beginning that doesn't provide the same intensity as most but it holds on a lot further. The more I drink it, the more I enjoy it though.

The mouthfeel was only a tad overcarbonated with medium weight and medium/full thickness.

Overall, this was a nice, surprising DIPA. I would grab it again. My first from the brewery and I'm curious to try more. (1,323 characters)

Photo of zac16125
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stoudts Douple IPA
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter
From notes taken Jan 2012

A: Hazy golden amber with ½ fingers width of sea foam white head, which quickly dissipates down to only an outter ring and leaves no lacing.

S: Sweet fuiry malts, and hop aromas consisting of pineapple, orange, and a touch of piney hops. A subtle hint of mint and an alcohol presence.

T: Caramel malt sweetness and some hop bitterness. Way sweeter than I anticipated, and the hop presence that is there is mostly bitterness. It is maltier than most DIPAs, but overall tasty and pretty well balanced.

M/D: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth with a dry finish. Does a nice job of hiding the ABV.

O: Overall, pretty good. Not bad, not great. I wouldn’t turn it down if it was handed to be, but I won’t make a conscious effort to seek it out. (842 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep golden color with a small creamy white head on top. The aroma is big bready malts, biscuits, toffee, a bit of pine. Flavor follows where the malt dominates along side heavy booze and very little hop influence. Has a funkiness to it that is unpleasant, and maybe a little sour. Relative to other dipas, i put this one pretty low. (341 characters)

Photo of gustogasmic
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a big 16 oz snifter.

BOOM! pours that perfect amber with a little orange. Nice poofy head and hardcore lacing. Smells FRUITY.

The taste is the same- fruit and heat but not too much sweet! A nice beer to take in big gulps and swish around (despite the ABV), as the citrus fruits come across differently (from flowery and light to pungent grapefruit) over the course of the hop-trip.Alcohol is hidden impeccably- it's barely there in the nose or taste, but can be felt in the aftertaste, and the warm-belly sensation. The thickness of the beer that one notices in the lacing is certainly detectable in the sticky mouthfeel, but not terribly so- this is no old ale/ barleywine. The leave is only lightly bitter- another "dangerously drinkable" DIPA.

My first Stoudt's brew, now I'm a believer! I'll be asking my local spot to carry some, as I found this one at Sicilliano's, about 50 mi. away from me. Wish I would've grabbed more of their stuff- I believe I only payed 2.00 for this 12 oz. (1,005 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stoudt's Double IPA, served cold, in a wide-mouthed brandy snifter. No freshness date on the bottle. A part of a mix-and-match sixer.

Pours hazy (I was careful not to dump in too much of the conditioning yeast). A warm tone of red-orange amber with a bright and fluffy off-white head. Very worthy lacing. Great head-retention, I might add.

I think this hop profile is that of Summit hops, which I having a liking for. A strong earthy citrus nose ripe with orange, grapefruit, and cherimoya. There's that 'onion' character in the smell that I don't particularly characterize as such, but I get it. Picked up the same in Founders Devil Dancer and Lagunitas Sucks. Caramelly malts lean to sweet in the bouquet with a buttery bread kind of smell. This one knocks off the socks! And, where's the 1.2 ounces of pure ethanol in here? Barely detectable!

Medium bitterness (mild at first, intensifies after the swallow), mild sweetness with some caramelized sugar and overripe pineapple; very resinous hops that start fruity (hint of sappy pine, as well, which washes away in an instant), quickly evolves into earthy, and flutters out with spice notes. The initial sip is really mellow and sweet with a layer of booze, and then the dank hops flash it all away. The finish has that unique Summit hop 'onion' note, and this time, it's not so pleasant. It's not off, just a muddy finish. This beer has some great complexity and character.

Mouthfeel is easy-going for such a big beer. Pretty smooth with a nice carb bite. Bushy and a little slick. The alcohol gets to you eventually along the way. More drinkable than I had expected.

I'm a fan. Love the nuances of different fruits that aren't obvious. I'm used to very big and very specific flavors of different citrus fruits, pine, flora, tropical fruits, etc. This DIPA tastes like hops and malt, and quality ingredients, at that. Only thing going against it is a not-so-clean finish. Will certainly buy again, and would consider to do so in bigger quantity. (2,003 characters)

Photo of CooperEllis
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another poker box beer. Another solid offering I wouldn't have otherwise tried. 12oz bottle.

Poured moderately agressively - 1 1/2" head, longevity, sticky lacing. Body is brite, amber, no active carbonation.

Aroma is cereal grain, more to the grapefruit side of hoppy.

Flavor is muted. Mild caramel malt flavors, quick rush of hops but quickly gone as well. A bit of bitterness lingers but the taste is quite crisp.

Mouthfeel is correct for the style. A touch oily, and there isn't any carbonation noticeable on the palate.

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Photo of vande
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice, solid golden pour with a slight head, white to off white in color...glows...with the aromas of citrus and pine residue blended nicely to provide a nicely balanced hoppy dipa... bitter at the back, but smooth all the way through...even a bit creamy... overall a pretty good drink... (289 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left some nice lacing on the side of the glass. A clear golden orange with bubbles coming up through the center of the glass.

Smell: Bready malts, caramel malts, grapefruit, and pine.

Taste: WOW, this stuff is fantastic. Very well balanced. Citrus, bready, biscuit, caramel sweetness, bitterness and mlats blend well together, and even some slight boosiness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: I have had this before and happy to have had it again and more in the future. This DIPA is very easy to drink and someday would like to try it out on draft. I would recommend this one to anybody. (768 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden orange, barely any head

S - hoppy and very citrusy

T - not very bitter, citrusy, flowery, you can definitely taste the alcohol

M - a little bit heavy with a smooth finish

O - not a bad ipa but not a spectacular one either. Fairly average in my opinion. (267 characters)

Photo of Ratman197
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Half Time poured a clear golden amber withg a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of bread, yeast, earthiness, light pine and light citrus. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, citrus, earthiness asnd a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish. (307 characters)

Photo of FoundersFanatic
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S- smells a little weird compared to the flavor. Can't quite put a label on the smell other than to say I can't quite make out the smell, but it's hoppy and somewhat citrusy.

T- A very good Double IPA. Somewhat of a lite taste compared to my favorite hoppy beers, but has a nice citrus flavor, some hops, some malts, pretty balanced overall. Overall, it's very much like a grapefruit flavor but without the crazy sour. There's more of a sweet and tart thing going on. Not crazy in your face hoppy like some other nasty hop beers. Can not taste the alcohol what so ever, but about half way through the glass, you WILL feel it. Plus a hint of sweetness is nice. A very solid Double IPA that is just a tad lower on my ratings than Flying Dog Double Dog.

M- decent mouthfeel, somewhat thin feeling, but a nice balance of carbonation and smoothness. Not too much carbonation, which I like.

O- just a really good std Double IPA. Not sure about one of the best, but it's good and nothing weird to turn you off. Very expensive for how std it is. Flying Dog Double Dog is much much better and less expensive if your looking for a "best" of beer in this style. (1,154 characters)

Photo of vicsju1991
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass
A - pours a deep hazy amber/yellow, with a big two finger white head
S - bitter citrusy hops. and sweet malts, good balance
T - delicious. super sweet citrus, hoppy bitterness, and sweet malts all balanced
M - smooth, creamy, easy to drink, delicious
O - not as good as hop wallop, but possible the second best double ipa from pa, i am biased since i like bitter better (406 characters)

Photo of JWU
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

fresh growler from the brewery this afternoon, poured into a straight sided pint glass.

A- light honey colored with a hint of an orange tint. Bright white head, which leaves fantastic lacing down the glass.

S- a slight sweetness, but mainly dominated by citric/piney hops. There is something a little extra to the sheer "density" of the aroma.

T- Simply put, fantastic. This is one of those benchmark beers for the style. Complexity abounds, from the sweet interplay of the malts and the hops that start a bit grapefruity, but turn a little piney and a little floral. There's even some tropical fruit aspects to the hops. It's a bit boozy throughout the sip, but it just fits the overall taste intensity of this beer. The finish is very, very long, and very, very good.

M- if you need to know what a creamy mouthfeel is for an IPA, drink this. light/medium carbonation

O- Love this brew. A must try for any double IPA lover. (929 characters)

Photo of stercomm
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Clear, light honey color, single finger off white head, recedes quickly leaving great glass lacing.

S - Scents are tightly bound together and very subtle, get some pine, some grapefruit and very slight sweet malt.

T - Excellent, incredibly balanced between the hops profile of pine, grapefruit and orange and the slightly sweet malted toffee, very nice finish.

M - Very creamy mouth feel, medium bodied moderate carbonation.

O - This is a keeper, very nice brew, nice long satisfying finish. (528 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a snifter to hold in the IPA smell. That smell was an interesting mix of floral and fruity. There really wasn't a citrus mix as you would expect.

The coloring is stock, and the head as expected. I don't know what I am looking for, but this fits the bill... and doesn't exceed it for looks.

The taste is interesting as well. They break the double IPA mold with this new mix of hop selection. That being said, it doesn't quite match what I am looking for.

I recommend picking this up for something new, but don't kill yourself trying to get a bottle. This isn't a world-beater. (598 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (501 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a semi hazy amber/orange hue with visible carbonation and a thick bright white head. Smells is big on pineapple, real big with lots of caramel and sugared candy beneath.

This is a beer with big malt backbone. Creamy and silky mouthfeel with a big caramel covered pineapple sweetness up front. Big and juicy with a slightly dryer tropical fruit finish and a slightly minty hop finish.

Some alcohol becomes present on the nose as the beer warms. Flavors are all well balanced and in check. Just wish the nose was more pungent.

Very surprising find, picked this bottle up on a whim knowing nothing about it. In a world filled with double ipas I was expecting this to be just another okay one buy boy this is something good for sure. (738 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy apricot colored beer with a good head and creamy lace that sticks well to the sides of the glass. Decent aroma is sweet and malty with tropical fruit notes from the hops. Smells nice enough.

A very balanced flavor, definitely not a hop bomb. Lots of sweetness and prominent biscuity malt, combined with those tropical fruit flavors, particularly pineapple, plus a little floral/herbal note. Booze is definitely noticed as the beer has a strong and warming kick to be sure.

Nicely smooth and sticky mouthfeel, a little creamy, modest carbonation. Finish isn’t particularly long or lingering. Thicker and a bit more viscous than one might expect.

A well-made, well balanced, and tasty DIPA, typical of the style. (726 characters)

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