Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thethrone:
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Clear deep mahogany, with an off-white head with good retention. Thin lacing.
S - Big hoppy smell, lots of pine. Hints of citrus and caramel sweetness.
T - Lots of hops dominate the flavor at the start. Also notes of sweet caramel malts, which come out a lot more as it warms.
M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Hop bitterness lingers well after the sip is done.
D - Not as smooth as the label would lead you to believe, but still a great brew. Recommend to hopheads, may catch doppelbock drinkers off guard.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2008 02:58:45 | More by thethrone
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.
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