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:
3.45/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 01:34:18 | More by cambabeer
3.89/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2014 02:04:21 | More by VelvetExtract
Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.