Stoudts American Pale Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

Stoudts American Pale AleStoudts American Pale Ale
674 Ratings
Stoudts American Pale AleStoudts American Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

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Ratings: 674 |  Reviews: 375
Photo of y2jrock60
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light orange, beautifully transparent, 3/4" lacing head

S- Very floral and citrusy, not as overpowering as most IPA's, perfectly balanced

T- I love this Beer. It's perfectly balanced, citrusy hops and smooth finish

M- Medium-bodied, the perfect mouth feel, not over bitter, the perfect amount of hops were used

D- Not as easy to drink like most session beers, but not as bitter as most IPA's

This is one of my favorite anytime beers. I used to pick up a case every week when it was $25. I prefer this over Sierra Nevada plus it's local. Will try to pick up a keg of it soon for the new kegerator.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent "American Pale Ale"!

Lots of western hops in aroma, taste and finish - tons of flavour, beuatifully balanced, and all that accomplished at 5% ABV. I've heard that it's not possible to get flavour at low alcohol, but this batch certainly proves otherwise. I look forward to trying any future batches I can get my hands on!

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Photo of tigerpaws
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is one of my favs. It has a nice look to it and goes down very well. The hops are there for us hopheads but not overbearing for those people that do not care for the bitterness. I would highly recommend this beer.........CHEERS

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden beer almost amber, hazy. Nice size foamy head propped up by a hardy carbonation.
Dry malt aroma similar to a pils, slightly hopped.
Dry malty bill with hints of being toasted. Biscuits and butter are in there too.
Balance hop taste but not over powering.
Medium body beer that's nicely balanced.
I think in my view of APA's this should be a little more hopped up.
Drink well my friends.

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Photo of maek228
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: a fall orange with a slightly brown hued head. Looks like your average beer.

Smell: Is it just me or does this smell fantastic? I got an incredibly complex sweet/sour fruity scent that had aromas of dry hops and caramel malts. Smells great

Taste: Tastes like a solid American Pale Ale. Crisp with a dry hop finish. Nothing special but none the less solid

Mouthfeel: refreshing

Drinkability: I could see myself drinking many of these if given the opportunity

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Photo of dsa7783
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Single, 12 oz bottle purchased singly from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield for $1.99...
Almost all samples that I've tried from this brewery have been top-notch, so I was expecting the same from their American Pale Ale...
Pours a clean, clear, lucid, bright-amber, copper colored-hue with an impressive foamy and frothy head that left a copious amount of lacing...
Sweet, attractive, smooth aroma bursting with a nice suggestion of hops and florals... - very much on par for an American Pale Ale...
Taste, as compared to the style, was also a winner and very flavorful and distinct for a modest 5% ABV...
Decent mouthfeel with a great level of drinkability make this a very good rendition of the style...
Worth a try...

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Pete's Famous Pizza)

A: surprisingly fantastic pour in a cold pint.... solid, rocky, cottony head - color of recycled egg crate paper... clear, golden liquid... lace left in broad bands, ample cover

S: balance of toasty, cereal-y malts and hop pellets.... mellow... unmistakable, straight-up APA

T: up front - nice, smooth, lightly-spicy hops... light-medium bitterness.... firm malt follow-through after each sip... malt a bit obscured in the background.... mild, mid-range crystal malt sweetness, but very naked flavor from it - like chewing on the grains

M: ideal lighter body and dry finish for the style... bit of a frothy wash from the foam

O: quintessential APA... quite well done... something to seek out in the summer

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Photo of yesyouam
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Stoudt's American Pale Ale is a crystal clear golden ale with a soft, dense, slightly yellowed white head that leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a fresh, hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and grass. It's medium-light bodied and very smooth with a crisp, dry finish. It has a simple, satisfying taste: grapefruit and pine with a crackery malt underneath. It's lightly bitter from start to finish. It was the perfect choice for mowing the lawn.

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Photo of Cresant
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. APA into an IPA glass. Orange/amber colored body was slightly hazy. Head was a rocky two fingers that dissipated quickly.

Smell was strong and citrusy. Floral hops and later bready. Nice.

Taste was more balanced that the aroma suggested. Solid APA with Cascade and Worrior hops. Effective combination of sweetness and contained hop presence. Wonderful combination.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied. Mild zestiness and tingling carbonation. Refreshing and highly drinkable. This one is not available in my area but I would seek this out again. Fine.

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Photo of Brams
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hdofu
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice orangeish yellow beer with a thick white head. Smell is a bit like wheat and honey. Alot of honey in the taste too. Compared to some APAs this one carries a great deal more sweet ness. Smooth on the tongue with the bubbles being sort of sudsy. Its about as drinkable as APAs go

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Photo of devinoconnor
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the Stoudt's Brewery, with an awesome top sirloin steak!

Pours an orange and brownish color. Smell is fantastic - the perfect amount of barley and hops for me. I like hoppy beers, and this had a little more 'kick' of the hops compared to most other pale ales.

Taste is very smooth, with lots of character. It'll take several sups to truly figure this beer out. I love it.

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Photo of thepitch
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured the beer into a room temperature pint glass. Initially, I notice a nice medium brown color, clear body, with a foamy, thick white head and a bit of lace.

The beer smells quite good, citrusy, hoppy and inviting.

The first sip was defintely the best, as the flavor diminished over time. I would say it is mildly hoppy at first, with a crisp and malty finish. Not overwhelming hops or body, but a nice, solid brew. As a classic west coast american pale and IPA fan, I obviously don't find the beer ideal, but it tasted good on this warm Philadelphia night. These east coast flavors are definitely growing on me and I am sure my consumption of eastern beers will continue assuming I can find them when I get back to LA LA land.

It has an awesome mouthfeel and is very drinkable. It goes down almost too easy. Looking forward to expanding my horizons even further.

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Photo of Azurescens
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 6/9/11.

A: Pours a clear golden color with light orange hues and off-white head that leaves some lacing around glass.

S: Smells really nice, great blend of sweet malt and honey with citrus hops.

T: A blend of hop bitterness and sweet pale malts at first, the bitterness fades to reveal some more bready malt and citrus hops with some honey as well.

M: Smooth medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid pale ale, good drinkability, not much to complain about. Great levels of malt and hop flavor and aroma for an American pale ale.

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Photo of wardough
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful amber into a hotel room clear cup (yep, I'm on the road and forgot a pint glass). Carbonation is screaming to the surface producing a light lacing.
S: Nice hops and bready malts. Pick up on a honey smell. Good aromatic hops. Yum.
A: Nice malt backbone with hops to bitter it out. It's well balance in my opinion.
M: Light on the palate. Medium carbonation.
D: Definitely a session type ale.

I like this beer. I would gladly drink this any day of the week.

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Photo of jockstrappy
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Jean Bonnett Tavern in Bedford, PA. Arrived a clean orange color with a 3/4" creamy white head that left soap like lacing after every sip. Aroma was mainly floral hops, not much else there. Taste followed it's aroma to a "T", nice floral hop kick up front, not much malt there to speak of, but by no means unpleasant.Subtle carbonation and thin to medium body provide pleasant mouthfeel, and this ale is very drinkable....I had 3 pints in 25 minutes on this day! Nothing flashy here, but rock solid, and a nice example of an APA.

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Photo of NardiByNature
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Best by 6/21/12"

Unlike many APAs, this one is actually pale, i.e., gold, and not auburn. Sticky, white, two-finger head leaves plenty of lacing down the pint glass. Light, fruity hops couple with some biscuity malts for an all around spot on aroma. The citric nature of the hops are undoubtedly American, however, its mild overall nature and somewhat buttery malt is reminiscent of an EPA. This is a medium-bodied pale ale with a semi-dry finish. Restrained but lingering bitterness. I admit a little bias – I think this brewery is fantastic and this offering is no exception. Like other beers from Stoudts, their pale ale is not over-the-top; it's modest and exceptionally well-crafted within its style. I highly recommend a fresh bottle.

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Photo of gabedivision
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz to a SA Snifter glass.

Pours a clear light golden orange, with huge 2 finger head and a lot of visible carbonation. Smells of musty stinky, skunky, wet slippery hops, peaches and mangos bigtime, on top of delicious sweet caramel malts, filled with lots of spices that tickle the nose. Peaches, mangos, sweet malts, BIG wet hop character. Fucking Awesome. Light on the mouthfeel, a little too carbonated but still good, leaves the mouth dry, awaiting another sip. This is a damn fine APA, will truly re-visit this sucker.

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Photo of biophiliadude
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle to Pils.

A: Clean yellow, not much cloudiness. 1/8 inch head that quickly dissolves leaving a thin layer of foam on top. lacing.

S: Hops, flowers, cake!

T: Very smooth, bite at the end. Watery syrup?

F: Smooth and refreshing, the bitter doesn't last long.

D: I could drink this all night. A very simple beer that has a nice bitterness and great smell. The taste is easy and agreeable. With all the DIPA's and Imperial Ales around it's nice to see a simple Pale Ale that isn't exploding taste buds but refreshing them.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer came an orange amber with a light tan oatmeal like head that had big submerged bubbles that looked like chocolate chips hiding beneath the surface.

Smelled of oranges, and an earthy and floral pine hops.

The flavor had a base of watery brown sugar with a nice pineapple and cedar hops up front. The finish was refreshingly dry with a few peaches and lime rind.

The mouth feel was light to medium body with a light crisp carbonation.

This beer really lets you know where its flavor stands, but its also mild enough to drink all night.

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Photo of jreitman
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very strong and borderline overwhelming hop aroma greeted me as soon as I opened the bottle. Poured a very nice copper color with a white head that left some nice lace on the way down the glass. After the aroma, it wasn't too surprising that the flavor was balanced toward the hoppy end of the scale. Sweet maltines blends well with the citrusy, hop flavors that are the backbone of the beer. Finished dry and moderately bitter. Could easily make this a session beer.

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Photo of number1bum
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color with just a thin head but a good deal of carbonation. Strong hoppy smell with a some floral tones, as well. Nice hoppy taste that I expect from an american pale ale, but not overdone and overall nicely balanced. Lingering hoppy bitterness on the palate; an overall solid and highly drinkable pale ale.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a light copper color with a thin head. Bready malt and flowery, piney hops in the aroma. Pleasant on the palate with a medium body and very light carbonation. An initial broad bitterness is balanced by some toasted malt. Pine notes develop toward the end but it has a snappy finish. Very enjoyable and drinkable, this is another high-quality and balanced beer from the folks at Stoudt's.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fresh 12 ounce bottle poured into my standard shaker glass. The ale appears a clear golden yellow color with a good two inches of lingering bone white head. The head leaves a minimal lacing on my glass. Flavors and aromas consist of medium toasted bread grains, pine, citrusy hops, a touch of lemon and grapefruit, grassy. Falls somewhere between medium and full bodied with adequate carbonation for an APA. Excellent drinkability as well. A rather under rated and under appreciated pale ale.

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice head and lacing. color was hazy gold. really very nice fruity nose that had a sweetness and light hop smell.

taste is really nice malty front that tatses of sweet buiscuits. The hop balance is nice and hangs around for a nice spicy grapefruit finish

Really like this apa. Bottle conditioned and tasty. Very nice session beer.

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Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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