Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by abents:
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle sweet looking label, stouts has the best labels by far
Pours out a ruby reddish gold with nice big white head that laces well. Really hoppy for a dopplebock in the nose, very floral tinge of citrus and a splash of some sweet roasted caramel malts. Tastes starts out with a nice sweet malt bocky taste, but is rudely interrupted by a hops explosion of bitter citrus and piney nature. Very nicely done. It is like no other doppelbock I've had, but when it's done like this, it's a great pleasure. Very smooth drinking beer with the nice balance achieved with this one. Must try again.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2009 01:36:32 | More by abents
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3.45/5 rDev -12%
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 -0.8%
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 428 ratings.