Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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4.31/5 rDev +9.1%
Picked up a 4 pack in DC, first week of April 2014. Poured into a snifter.
This DIPA has a cloudy haze to its copper orange color. Head is plentiful, three fingers thick, foamy and pillow-like. Lace is abundant and scattered and the head shows some great persistence.
There's a bittersweet citrus aroma on the nose, reminiscent of grapefruit. It's got that dank quality, some citrus peel, and a sweet malt presence.
Ooh, this has a pungent citrus flavor. Almost like orange juice and reminds me a bit of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. The flavor is alternately sweet citrus and dry orange peel. Complementing these elements is a sweet maltiness about mid-palate that lends some breadiness or toast. It all works very well. I like this quite a bit.
Bitterness up front leads way to citrusy sweetness, then the thick malt middle. The beer has a long dry finish that is somewhat like biting into an orange. It's pretty easy drinking for a DIPA and isn't hot at all.
I discovered this beer through the recommendation of a Whole Foods beer-buyer and I'm glad I did. It's tasty and heavy on citrus, so I can get my vitamin C intake for the day.
04-13-2014 22:16:40 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.86/5 rDev +23%
A- A dark hue resembling a light black tea color. Topped with a good 2 finger head. Exceptional lacing with this beer.
S- Sweet hoppy notes. floral. Fruity notes are over the top intense. Yeasty bread.
T- Wow. Just...Wow. sweet hoppy flavor. A pale bitterness in the mix but it really softens out in the finish. Tropical fruits twisted with a bready flavor. Just awesome.
M- thicker with a smooth syrup texture from the hop sugars. Very full body.
O- This one is at the top of my DIPA scale. It is simply in a class all it's own. Very rarely do you come across a beer that packs this much flavor into 12 simple ounces. All I need is a good loaf of Italian bread and a tall glass of this and paradise is not too far off.
03-25-2014 17:46:23 | More by stckhndlr
Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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