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Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

409 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%


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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chodinheaven

Maryland

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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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.

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Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.