1860 IPA - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jwhancher:
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
Bought a single bottle from the Foodery in Northern Liberties. Missed a chance to have it from the tap at McGillin's previously.
A: Pours a golden color with a very nice two finger head.
S: Strong smell of citrus hops. Reminds me of an orange peel.
T: I get pale & amber malt background, then followed by the hops. The hops aren't full throttle but definitely come across as grassy to me.
M: For an IPA, it's rather light. The hops don't punch you in the face like many others that I've tried.
D: I imagine that this IPA was formulated to be a session beer as McGillin's is a place where you meet with friends then drink and drink and drink...I wonder how many of these I could polish off in a night???
12-04-2009 23:05:43 | More by jwhancher
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
a: hazy golden color, nice meringue-thick head with great retention
s: citrus hops - grapefruit especially, simple pale malt structure
m: carbonation light-medium and smooth, light-medium body
t: citrusy and green pine hops on a pretty simple pale malt body, actually nicely loaded with vibrant hop flavor and capped off with a pleasant bitterness
d: quite easy
single from Foodery, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
03-12-2010 23:48:18 | More by blackie
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
Had this India Pale Ale while visiting the Stoudt's Brewery.
Pours a very bright orange color, a little more bright than a typical IPA. Can visibly see the carbonation in the glass.
Smell is bursting with hops. Taste is very sweet, sugary, and tart at times. The hops are almost overwhelming, and I love hops. A little let disappointing compared to their other wonderful beers and IPAs. I'd suggest the Double IPA over the 1860 IPA if you're at the brewery.
06-06-2011 15:20:52 | More by devinoconnor
4.13/5 rDev +13.5%
Acquired from guzzle211, courtesy of BA March Madness 2009 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.
S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.
T: The taste is very well-balanced and starts with a hearty malt character that is followed by caramel and fruity citrus sweetness. The hops presence is on the thin side for the style but it's still strong enough to work well in this beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, while it's not the hop-bomb that most other beers are in the style, this is still a very enjoyable IPA.
08-26-2010 04:29:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Bottled on 12/09/09
House Brew at McGillins Old Ale House in Philly that Stoudts brewed for their 150th anniversary. Got at Stoudts in a mixed 6-pack.
Poured a hazy (bottle conditioned) burnt orange with plenty of head that had some nice retention. Had a grassy/grainy smell with a floral hint. Good hop/malt balance with a nice bitter bite without sacrificing drinkability. I could easily drink a bunch of these. This beer doesn't stand out from it's peers but it is a solid ale nonetheless.
02-19-2010 01:58:49 | More by JunkYardJake
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a semi-hazy golden orange color with full, frothy white head which disipates quickly leaving some lacing. Smell is very forward of grapefruit with hints of malt, pine and spice. Taste features the same assertve grapefruit with a more noticable, and quite bold malt presence. Grassy hops linger in the background with some sweetness. Lacks a bitter punch. Medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated leading to a somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Good beer with a few minor issues with balance, bitterness and carbonation.
01-27-2010 14:15:44 | More by rfgetz
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a hazy copper orange color with an off white head. Not too much retention or lacing. Nose brings forward a tiny bit of citrus as well as some grassy and floral notes. The taste is similar with the three just not combining all that well in the end, though this is plenty hoppy. Pretty decent body and bitterness levels. A bit different, but drinks well enough in the end.
10-28-2010 11:35:25 | More by Thorpe429
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
It has been one IPA after the other for me these last several days and I am planning to make this my last so that I may work with ambers for a while. I got this (and two more) in a trade at the Black Angus for half of my sixer of Amber 25.
From the bottle: "American, Unfiltered, Bottle Conditioned Ale"; attributed to "McGillin's Old Ale House" in Philadelphia.
My pour created about a finger of dense, off-white head with good retention, especially in this heat. Color was a hazy orangish-amber. Nose smelled of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Mouthfeel was quite full with its level of carbonation and that combined with the hops made my tongue feel as though I had applied scrubbing bubbles. As I continued to drink, sticky lacing began to appear in my glass. The taste was definitely of hops, but it seemed as though they were restrained, at least in terms of the style. Actually, I liked it that way as it served as a bridge between the softer English IPAs and the much more intense AIPAs. I suppose that it is all in what you are looking for in a beer. I could probably drink several of these at a sitting, while some AIPAs cause me to have to stop and catch my breath. The finish exhibited a nice commingling of the hops and malt. I was very satisfied with my trade!
06-21-2012 17:51:26 | More by woodychandler
3.18/5 rDev -12.6%
First had: on tap at McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philly, PA
Brewed for the 150th anniversary of McGillin's. Poured into a pint glass, a hazy golden brown with a finger of foamy white head; moderate lacing. A pretty decent balance of malts and hops in the aroma. Smooth, bready, sweet malts in the taste overpower the modest, citrusy hop profile. This style is typically not as hoppy as a straight-up IPA, but still, this was just a bit too unbalanced. Medium mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Somewhat drinkable, but nothing too extraordinary. Also, it's from McGillin's, which is a terrible bar.
07-03-2011 16:22:46 | More by Rifugium
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Bottle courtesy of gn0sis, thanks again!
Pours a bright and slightly hazy gold color with a nice white head.
Aromas are a bit muted, some light citrus, and pine notes.
Taste is clean, fairly simple, dry and crisp. Light malt creaminess up front, some caramel and spices mixed in as well. Finish has a pine and mineral hoppiness that is pretty tame.
Mouthfeel is about right for the style. Well carbonated and it doesn't feel overly heavy.
Drinkability is good. This is a pretty simple IPA, but it has it's redeeming qualities, and decent flavors. It's best quality is that it's pretty refreshing.
08-06-2010 23:31:27 | More by flexabull
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