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Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

409 Ratings
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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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jbphoto88

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish orange beer that is a few degrees from ruby. The beer pours with a crackle and a quick to form tan head. The bubbles recede quickly and stain the sides of the glass with leftover suds.

The smell is malty sweet with hints of white pepper. Not much in the way of hops but it is a pleasant nose.

Taste is quite nice. The malts are for sure the dominating component of this brew with a sweet, bready presence. Again no trace of a hop except for a mild bittering in the finish.

To me the mouthfeel is the best part. I dig the smooth texture of this one and the slight carbonation. There is a subtle hop pinch finally here that could have been around in the scent and taste but then that wouldn't be true to style. All in all a tasty beverage but not much more then average. Easy to drink but not very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 23:57:18 | More by jbphoto88
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A- Beautiful. A deep, translucent amber, with a dense, fluffy off white head. Laces fantastically.

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