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Smooth Hoperator - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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very good

438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 32
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev -2%

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.

FLima, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dbl_delta, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

scottbrew4u, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Trish, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jjd315, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Mattyb79, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

brauseboof, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Hanselpb, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

mpenning13, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jpaulsen, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

HRamz3, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Omnium
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.

Omnium, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of mntlover
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.

mntlover, Aug 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.