Stoudts American Pale Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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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: 670 |  Reviews: 374
Photo of tweeder263
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a darker straw/golden color,,1 finger head,not much lacing.Nicely scented ,can tell has high hop content.Then the taste,not terrible but not verydesireable either. A quick hit of grapefruit then undesireable tartness that lingers for a bit.Not terrible but i wont be trying one of these for a while

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Photo of Minkybut
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 40 degrees. The beer was pale and poured a nice blond head. The lacing was very good also. The beer had a hoppy smell and really hoppy taste. Way to much in my opinion for a American pale ale. The beer also had a bit of a soapy taste we thought. Will not buy again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured a clear amber, with lots of visible carbonation. A nice one inch white head faded awat leaving a nice lace down the glass.

S - Smell was very light and didnt really impress to much. Light corn, grain and bread like smell was about all that was there.

M & T - The taste was a bit odd. Very bready with a slight hop finish. The feel was smooth, not too thin with a good carbonation. As it warmed it started to take on almost some wine like characterics and some hints of sour grapes and pears.

D - This brew was ok, definatly not the best APA, but then again not the worst either. Just not enough hops for me, no balance to the malt sweetness. Needs a bit more life in it to really come off well.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber color with a small amount of white fluffy head.

The scent is of toasted caramel malts and some citrus.

The taste was of citrus first, then toasted malts, light bitter hop taste.

Light bodied, smooth and a little creamy, perfect carbonation.

This is an average pale ale all around, very easy to drink but nothing special. I wouldn't mind having it again but I wouldn't necessarily look for it.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: not sure, but just recently revisited it from a bottle given to me by a neighbor.

Clearish, copper pour into a Lost Abbey teku (no reason), a finger or so of frothy white head receded to a thin layer and left spots of lacing on the glass. Toasted grainy bread aroma, light piney hops, touch of earth. Bready and earthy up front in the taste, pale malts for a slight sweetness, balanced with bitter pine hops and notes of citrus rind. A little dry and stale. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, decent overall, but nothing great. Typical Stoudts sub-mediocrity.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Nice, hoppy orange in color and crystal clear with a good head that went down rather quickly.

Smell – This aroma is big on the grapefruit. I can also pick up a slight biscuity smell.

Taste – The hops, fuggle or Amarillo or both, lead things off here. The biscuity malt balance is appropriately light.

Mouthfeel – I thought this was the ale’s weak point. This was light-bodied and could have used a bit more character.

Drinkability – This is nice and refreshing if a bit on the light side for me.

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Photo of edrachman
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip, there is nice head which thinned out quickly. Color was a pure amber, not too dark, but very deep amber color - fairly transparent.

Both the smell and taste were less than I expected. There is a definite brightness to the taste and some grassy flavor in the background.

Tastes very nice in the mouth; just the right balance of elements, but the mouthfeel stands out a bit with the lack of flavor.

Definitely a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of matty
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden colored ale with a slowly fading head that stops at about a quarter of an inch.Aroma is grassy hops.Taste is grapefruit and grassy hops.This is nothing special but pretty decent.I have tried it once and will not actively seek out again.I will say though it is worth at least one try.Not horrible but nothing that will knock your socks off.

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Photo of kajerm
3.17/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Standard Tap, pours amber and clear. So this is the part where I bitch about how filtration ruins the aesthetics of beer and does absolutely nothing good for the flavor. Sam Calagione can say what he wants about 90-minute, but I'm standing firm on this-- beer should be CLOUDY.

Glad I got that out of my system.

The smell is light citrus with some mild earthiness, pretty subdued. Smells like mixed American and British hops.

Tastes like it smells-- inoffensive. Some clear light malts show up mid-palate, and the finish is very, very, very, very, very slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is light with brisk carbonation. Drinkability is high, like lawnmower beer high. Everything about this beer seems precision-engineered to make a beer that no one can object to.

I sort of object to that.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer on tap at The Brew Kettle. I was expecting a pale ale more like some of my favorites but got just an above average flavor but tasting generic.

It appeared fine, with a slight head and smelled average. The mouthfeel and drinkability were average. Where it gets a slight advantage is in taste where it had a little more flavor than some of the brews I've had but compared to micro APA's I've had, this one is woefully middle-of-the-road with no tastes I'd enjoy again.

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Photo of silentjay
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear copper with a pretty big off-white head that recedes quickly but leaves plenty of lacing on the glass

smell is relatively faint, but of some citrus and floral hops and a bit of cereal grains.

taste starts out with an orange juice type citrus hop that leads into some sweetening from the malt, and then finishes with a pretty big bitter kick that lingers just a bit.

light to medium bodied with average carbonation and not too much lingering.

drinks ok. everything is middle-of-the road. seems like the house beer at your average brew-pub.

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pale ale pours a golden amber with an off white head that fizzes to a thin collar. Smells of of grapefruit and pine with a slight waft of fresh bread.

The hops don't follow through in the taste as strong as they had in the nose leaving only a whimper of piney hops in the semi-dry finish. Malts provide little character and only serve to balance the hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin and understated. Fairly drinkable brew that is neither stellar nor off putting. A good beer to bring to a summer BBQ or while hanging out with the guys.

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Stoudts American Pale Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 670 ratings.
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