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1860 IPA - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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1860 IPA1860 IPA

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DIM on 11-19-2009)
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1.25/5  rDev -65.7%

03-02-2013 20:14:04 | More by brez8791
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2.45/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden yellowish orange with golden straw colored hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger head that has pretty good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Floral hop aroma that's slightly earthy with subtle citrus and a faint malt presence. Hints of oily hops, grass, pine needle and pineapple countered by caramel malt and biscuit.

Light bodied with subtle dry bitterness up front that lingers throughout over the floral/citrus notes and malt backbone into a slight dry finish. There's a real grassy, earthy characteristic that clashes with the citrus notes, creating an odd hop profile. Just an odd combination of floral, earthy and citrus notes. None of these is prominent and the blending of these flavors is kind of off-putting. Pale malt backbone provides some balance but this beer is somehow hoppy without being dry or overly bitter.

Overall I wasn't very impressed with this beer. I'm usually a big fan of Stoudts but this beer just tastes very strange and kind of unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 08:32:31 | More by corby112
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

11-04-2013 22:10:23 | More by touchmeimsac
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-07-2013 01:49:28 | More by IPAchris
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-01-2013 21:56:33 | More by johnnnniee
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-12-2013 15:25:37 | More by jameyp
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-16-2011 13:36:20 | More by chcfan
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3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass

A- a not-quite-translucent goldenrod with orange highlights. A finger of bright white head that dissipates quickly.

S- not much going on. Some centennial hops and grainy notes?

T- some grainy malt notes, almost pilsner in taste, give way to decidedly centennial hop notes. Faint grapefruit and bitterness. There's just not a whole lot here.

M- a pronounced fine carbonation, thin side of medium.

O- A little disappointed. Stoudt's can do much better.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 01:03:29 | More by JWU
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3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2011 16:22:46 | More by Rifugium
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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Was in the neighborhood taking a class at the Historical Society so I went to McGillan's to try this out... drank beer alone at the bar while watching the Women's Brazilian Olympic Volleyball team - wow....they were worth the walk.

to the beer... I wasn't impressed like I thought I should be, but I have to take into consideration that if it's an 1860 recipe, it's not going to be like the 21st century IPAs we love today...


Not much smell
Good mouthfeel -
Slow bitter not overdone - Jon assertive upfront sits well on the back

color 3
Taste 3.5
Mf 4
Smell 2.5
Overall 3

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 02:56:29 | More by klkatz
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-27-2012 01:23:25 | More by dsshuck
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-13-2012 13:25:17 | More by jtd335
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-04-2012 14:54:33 | More by bigred89
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-01-2014 23:53:53 | More by yourefragile
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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip shaped piint glass; presents with a nice thick off white head; dissipates to top the beer with nice lacing and lingering cover.

Smell is mild piney, light citrusy hops with a mild malt undertone.

Taste is on the light smooth side of IPAs, not overpowering in the hop bitterness, good mix of pine/grapefruit followed by a solid malt base (not biscuity or sweet, just good presence).

Mouthfeel is on the smooth side, reminds me more of something between a philly pale ale and hoppier pale ale.

Overall, well done, this is a solid IPA on the lighter side of the flavor scale.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 04:36:38 | More by mvanaskie13
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-27-2013 23:37:11 | More by whatname
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2013 13:05:41 | More by InspectorBob
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2013 12:26:43 | More by mscott1975
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2011 01:08:29 | More by Gatordaddy
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-18-2013 18:31:37 | More by HRamz3
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2012 19:43:05 | More by flyersfan900
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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer had at an interesting bar. McGillin's is class joint with a rich history and unbeatable prices. Their resistance to sell-out or go trendy makes this place dually a worthwhile tourist attraction and a homey spot for regulars.

A - Twany gold. Deepth and light hue give an impression of thich body. Unfortunately, this beer has no head-retention.

A - There's an unmistakable blast of Centennial and Amarillo. Sometimes it smells more of Amarillo, but in the end the sharper snap of Centennial prevails. Not as gushingly aromatic or layered as the best IPA's out there, but a treat for the uninitiated/unspoiled.

T - There's a lot going on here. The taste of grapefruit rind holds up all the way through. A bready-nutty malt profile does compete with hop notes, however. Really, this beer drinks more like an over-hopped Pale Ale than a clean, crisp, hop-juice IPA.

Bitterness in the finish develops as the the glass empties.... maybe too much.

That's the only flaw of this beer, though. Which means a lot, since so many IPA's make irredeemable mistakes.

M - Girth in the body is really satisfying, but this beer just doesn't finish crisp enough. I actually wonder if the beer weren't slightly sweeter, or the bitterness more restrained, if my perception would be radically different.

I like the restrained malt in my zesty Pilsners, but I could never do with a pronounced hop profile in my savory Doppelbocks. Mouth-feel is determined by more than just the final gravity reading.

O - It's not as malty as Hop Devil, and the sweetness is very restrained. A better impression of the maltiness can be drawn from comparisons with Vienna Lagers/Festbier or Bitters. I strongly suspect some Munich and Toasted malt were used in the grist to add depth of character. It's enjoyable, but it might contend too much with the hops.

That said, IPA's are so much a matter of perception. The variables affecting the impressions of samplings of this style are numerous and generally unquantifiable. Paired with food, or enjoyed without recent experience with other hoppy ales to compare it to, this beer might register as something very different.

More complexity of hops and an impression of something leaner would do this already enjoyable and approachable beer well since it comes off more as an unbalanced Pale Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 17:06:10 | More by MONKandTUCK
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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at McGullians.

Pours a nice clean gold with light carbonation and a thick head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of high hops.

Taste is of a good standard IPA. Notes of hops apparent ad well as malts. Hops give it a slight bite that is desired.

Mouthfeel is nothing out of ordinary, not bad

Overall a good run of the mill IPA. Good and sippable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2014 00:11:19 | More by importedfromdet
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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 01:58:49 | More by JunkYardJake
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 11:35:25 | More by Thorpe429
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1860 IPA from Stoudts Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.