Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.25/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A huge thanks to phnphilly for hooking me up with this beer. You are a great friend my man.
Appearance: Pours a perfect transparent copper color with a massive ivory head, impressive retention and some serious sheets of intense lacing absolutely coating the walls of the glass.
Smell: Big nose. Hoppy grapefruit caramel malt, a bitterness so integrated with the sweetness I think they poured pounds of hops in pound of syrupy sweet sap with candy sugar and bread grain to boot. the Pine bitterness balances perfectly making it both malty and hoppy at the same time.
Taste: The flavor is just as the nose suggests and more. Malty and sweet with flavors of sap and fruits, apples and grapefruit doused in honey and covered with herbal piney hops. The depth of flavor in this lager is truly amazing.
Mouthfeel: A slick oily medium body feel gliding smooth across the tongue while bitter hops scratch and pull at the cheeks leaving my mouth with an excellent dry feel.
Drinkability: Excellent. Thanks John for giving me one. Unfortunately, now, I think I am going to need to buy a case.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2007 09:56:14 | More by Phatz
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 429 ratings.