Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by barczar:
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper color with a solid 2 finger cream head that lingers indefinitely. Beautiful.
Aroma is led by sweet caramel malt, a hint of toast and nuttiness, with heavy floral hop. There's a hint of citrus at the end that comes out more as it warms, along with pine and resin.
Flavor is fairly sweet, caramel malt forming the backbone, with grapefruit pith and resin surfacing to carry through to the decidedly bitter hop finish. Lemon becomes evident.
Body is moderately heavy, with a fairly heavy amount of carbonation.
Overall, a very interesting beer. Not as much malt complexity shines through as with a typical doppelbock, but the hops keep flavors intriguing. Definitely hop heavy.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2012 05:58:38 | More by barczar
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 406 ratings.