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Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 31
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: leftmindedrighty on 05-05-2007)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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AntigravityECE


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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cambabeer

Florida

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
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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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
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Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.