Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gasp100:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - the look of this beer floored me. I'm a homebrewer and still searching for true clarity in my brews (probably time more than anything) but this is crystal clear, burnt amber with deep mahogany highlights. I mean, this is truely a beautiful looking beer.
S - The hops are definitely American, no doubt. I don't know enough about the character of Summit hops (yet) but the Amarillo lends a cutting citrus, lemon rind, USA hop nose.
T - This tastes exactly like a bock (or possibly dopplebock) hopped with American hops... which is exactly what it is. No doubt, if someone poured this for me before I read about it on the site I would have said it's a bock but someone f***ed with the hops. Pretty damn good too. Malty, crispy on the edges, hops shine through. It's not too busy in any direction but I must admit the hops do throw me just a little bit. Maybe if they dry hopped with Tettnanger like Hop Devil or something... what fun is that though ;)
M - Full, carbonation is great. Dry crisp finish and alcohol very well hidden.
D - I think this is around 7% - I'm feeling it after 2. Dangerously smooth and very nice indeed. An experiment gone right!
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2007 00:13:02 | More by Gasp100
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.
A- Beautiful. A deep, translucent amber, with a dense, fluffy off white head. Laces fantastically.
S- Bready, caramel malts with an earthy hop component. The hops work surprisingly well, and make for a really tasty interplay of malt and hops.
T- A nice, bready, caramel and cracker malt bill. Big lager yeast presence, and some mild dark fruit. Closes with some earthy hops that come off almost minty. Lightly bitter on the finish.
M- pretty thick, certainly feels like a doppel. A creamy character that I find on a lot of Stoudt's brews.
O- Looks fantastic, mouthfeel is pretty great as well. Smell Falls a bit short, and I could use a bigger hop presence, but it's pretty darn tasty.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 22:20:25 | More by JWU
3.84/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark amber copper color with a thick beige head with eternal retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Sweet aroma of honey, vanilla and papaya.
Intense and predominant sweet flavor of peaches, toasted malts, herbs and spices, and bit of pine. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is well hidden.
Well executed Doppelbock with an American hoppy touch, nevertheless malt still predominates here, as it should.
Serving type: on-tap
12-19-2013 13:48:16 | More by FLima
Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.