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Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

428 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 31
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: leftmindedrighty on 05-05-2007)
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BBM

New York

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark, clear brown into a pint glass with a thin beige head. It was mistakenly labeled an IPA, so I was surprised it was so dark. Aroma was mellow and slightly bitter.

The flavor is up front and robust; very hoppy and quite earthy. The malt sweetness was present, but not the focus-- if anything it enhanced the musty, herbal tinge of the hops. Mouthfeel was smooth and medium-full. Overall this is an ambitious brew that may be a bit too green. Nice, unique effort though.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2008 17:48:03 | More by BBM
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3.45/5  rDev -12%
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Yeah, I liked this, but not nearly as much as I thought I would. Somewhat watery for a dopplebock I thought. Nice earthy and hoppy flavor up in the middle however. No real hint of the alcohol and not a whole lot of nose. This came recommended from the bartender, but I just wasn't that impressed. Had some nutty and woodlike notes, but overall, just not a lot of flavor. Nothing else really bad about it, the taste that was there was good.

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A-Pours brown with dense, cushiony, white head. Head retains very well. Random lacing.

S-Hoppy but layered in its maltiness. Hops are green and grassy and the malt is toasty and caramelly. It's smells like a hopped-out Doppelbock. Maybe it's the yeast that preserves that Doppelbock personality.

T-Hops come on quite strong on the first half my first sip. Then, the maltiness and yeast character kicks in. After the pine agp d grassy and generically bitter hops wash over, the caramel and brown maltiness and unique yeast start talking.

M-Medium bodied. Quite bitter. Medium carbonation.

O-Smooth Hoperator is a very unique brew. A hoppy Doppelbock is a neat idea. Decently entertaining label as well.

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Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.