Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by chodinheaven:
3.6/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A hazy burnt orange colored beer with a 2-finger and sea foamy off-white head on top. It dissapates very slowly and leaves a patchwork of lacing with it. The aroma holds some caramel tones underneath a resiny earthy hop character with a definite touch of herbal and grassy notes as well. Not incredibly aromatic, but well-rounded and pleasant.
A sharp resiny twang runs through the palate of this one, definitely a bit of earth in the hops as well. A thick caramel malt lends more feel than flavor, but there is a faint sweetness from caramel and toffee. The resiny taste has a tobacco quality that is strong, taking over the balance of this beer to the point where its close to overbearing. Not bad in reality, but it does seem to overpower other flavors that are a bit more subtle. Definitely a generous use of the hops, but a lack of really great balance affects my view on this one. Worth a try though.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2012 21:43:53 | More by chodinheaven
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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 409 ratings.