Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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3.61/5 rDev -7.9%
Bottle > Alpine Spring Pint
A - Pours a nice medium amber/light brown color, nice thick two finger off white head, good lacing.
S - Big caramel malt up front, and then some earthy hop flavors.
T - Sweet malt its dominant here, then you get some pine and other earthy hop bite in the middle, finishes more on the sweet side.
M - Very chewy and sticky feeling
O - Not bad for a hoppy doppelbock, has some decent hop character, but its still over-powered by malt. It could use a bit more balance. The name is the best part of the beer.
09-02-2013 19:09:32 | More by Omnium
3.23/5 rDev -17.6%
Pours a clear orange brown color with a big frothy cream colored head that falls oh so slow. Lots of sticky lace left behind.
Aroma is some sweet malty notes but lighter then a Dooplebock should be, Some light fruity notes cherry mainly with alcohol esters and a good dose of pine.
Taste is lots of malts to start caramel earthy peat notes with good fruit but then something weird happens and the pine hops creep up add there kick. First off I love hops but this just seems wrong to over hop this style. Taste is ok would almost rate it worse but guess its not bad just wrong.
Mouthfeel is solid medium carbonation seems a little too peppy for a dopplebock.
Overall heck its worth a try but for me that's all it will be. It is not bad per say just don't think everything needs to be hopped it is just wrong.
08-13-2013 01:10:43 | More by mntlover
Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.