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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Reviews: 374 | Ratings: 668
Photo of far333
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Faint amber color with a beige head of small, tight bubbles. The head lingers and laces the glass. Aroma is hoppy, as is the flavor. No real flavor of malt in this one. The hop is not overwhelming, but a bit much for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and fills the whole mouth. Carbonation is just right. It's a very good beer, but not heading to the top of my favorites list.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperas an amber copper with an off white beige head. Very nice appearance, but not much lace forming here. Aroma is mainly floral hops that flow so well together with a very nice malt balance, man another great APA. Damn talk about refreshing. The flavor comes out a bit more pine coney with traces of grapefruit balanced by sweet succulent malt surrounding the taste buds. A fluffy moutfeel filled with goodness and a great oily texture carries hop resins so well. Yes this has a medium bodied defintion of mmm mm good. Drinkability, well yes I 've tasted it on tap and I say give me a case of this stuff wonderful so amazingly addicting if your into hops.

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Photo of Marty
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a good, solid, very drinkable IPA. I had it on draught at a local bar, and it arrived at my table with a medium-sized head. I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered it, because random micro-brewed pale ales tend to run the gamut from weak to extremely hoppy. The minute I smelled this guy, though, I knew I was going to enjoy it. Hoptacular. Smelled and tasted a little citric, a little sweet. Great lingering hoppy aftertaste. The head left a sticky lace around the top of my pint. I could easily have enjoyed several of these; a very drinkable IPA. I live less than an hour from this brewer, but I'd never heard of Stoudts until today. I'll have to investigate. Taste's good so far, though.

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Photo of jreitman
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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 NeroFiddled
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now brewed at Frederick in Maryland. It pours a slightly hazy amber with golden highlights and a short and creamy off-white head. The head drops shortly to a nice creamy collar and leaves some spotty lace. The bouquet expresses floral and citrusy Cascades. It's not bold, but bright and inviting! With a swirl of the glass some gently sweet biscuity malt becomes apparent as well. The body is medium with a very fine carbonation and it's gently crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a delicate balance of gently sweet malt and firm bitterness entwined with refreshing citrusy, floral and piney hop flavors. It finishes short and dry with some residual Cascades. Excellent balance. Highly drinkable. An impressive APA.

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Photo of beernut7
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This american pale brew pours with a nice faomy head and a vibrant orange color. The aroma of spicy hops leads into the initially strong grapefruit hop flavor. The malt presence is a bit lighter than I prefer in this style, but is not absent. Teh body is smooth and the overall mellowness of the brew makes is quite drinkable.

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Photo of DarthMalt
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark-gold with chill haze and wispy thin white head. Yeast in suspension.

Full delivery of APA on the senses. Body carries a honey maltiness, that is not cloying, and hops fan out in the mid-range with a [brace yourself] spearmint flavor!

Hop blanket finishes your tongue off.

None too shabby. None too exceptional either.

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Photo of maxpower
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glowing amber color, nice thick white clingy head. Light malt aroma. Taste average, balanced malt, light on the hops for an APA, not much flavor, light body, watery mouthfeel, not my favorite, but very easy to drink.

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Photo of QXSTER1
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm impressed by what a flavorful, everyday pale ale this is. In a less enlightened age this could pass for an IPA. Pours a deep gold with a decent head and some lace. Crisp, well defined flavors marked by toasted grain and floral hops blend for a pleasing taste.
Medium bodied with plenty of malt backbone to stand up to the sharp bitterness. As it warms the caramel becomes more apparent, but never overwhelms. A top notch session Pale Ale.

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Photo of Gusler
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour crystal clear amber color, the head spectacular, the lace lumpy, both light beige in color. Nose is malt, lightly floral, citrus, crisp and clean, very sniffable. Front is lightly malt sweet, top is skimpy, the finish comfortably hopped, satisfactorily carbonated, aftertaste sufficiently malt dry. Stoudt's is a brewery that makes some top notch beers, if you can sample anything you find, I don't think you will be disappointed, I've not found a loser yet. Ranks a respectable #353 on my current 1000 beer master list, which will soon expand to 1500 as I have just way to many decent beers, to stay at a 1000.

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Photo of marc77
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Attractive, clear, light copper hue covered by a persistant off white head that leaves lace. The aroma is a balanced combination of citrusy hops, medium caramel and mild biscuit malt. Pleasantly assertive hop bitterness upfront in flavor lingers, then is ensued by dryish bready and toasted malt notes. Malt sweetness is partially overshadowed by hop bitterness and dry biscuit notes, but a subdued light caramel sweetness emerges towards the finish. Appropriately light in body, yet full enough in mouthfeel to help lend excellent quaffability. Light grapefruit hop flavor. Finishes dry w/ lingering cracker like grain and hop bitterness fading slowly. A unique and flavorful pale. The hop bitterness is above the norm and biscuit notes abound. With a more assertive malt backbone this would be outstanding.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a serious white head, good carbonation. Nice amber color with a good mix of hops and malt but ending is seriously hoppy and bitter. I have had better pales. The ABV is 5.0%.

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Photo of aaronh
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy amber with a loose head that leaves a nice lace. Strong floral aromas followed by floral, citrus flavors on the tongue. More hops than I remember in the flavor, but that is a very good quality. A nice, full mouthfeel and a satin finish make this beer very drinkable. I have yet to taste a Stoudt's beer that is not top quality. Grab a few of one of the most patriotic beers available and remember how great an "American" can be.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice honey brown color, strong floral flavor, pours pretty two finger head in a pint glass, leaves an alluring lacy ring, an awesome beer to drink in warm muggy weather, could be good with a hamburger or something else in a cookout, plus the american flag bottle would be a great example of patriotism on the fourth, give it a try i don't think you'll be disapointed, though i think sierra nevada edges is out a little.

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Photo of Murph
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright copper color with a pillowy white head that leaves a lasting lace down the glass. Nice fruity hops smells in the nose along with some creamy biscuit malts aromas. Nice floral/fruity bitterness to open up the flavor. The taste then transitions into a smooth biscuity maltiness. Smooth and refreshing on the tongue, this brew is very drinkable. This seems to be somewhat of a hybrid between the APA and EPA styles but is very nice and very drinkable nonetheless. A great brew for any weather.

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Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, rocky, white head. Dark cooper color. Big, floral hop aroma. Nice malt-hop balance. West coast hops are distinctive in the beer. The name is desciptive of the brew. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big 765 ml bottle - direct from Stoudts brewery. Not bottle conditioned. Golden body, light carbonation, creamy white head of multiple sized bubbles. Big citric/grapefruit nose, with hints of orange. Good balance of malt to hops. Nice hop tingle across the tongue. Again, citric flavours. Pleasant, not overpowering after taste. Hoppier than I remembered. Definitely west-coast style pale ale, done by an East Coast (former) Lager Specialist. And done very well.

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Photo of psugrad98
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Smooth easy drinking pale ale. Clear dark straw with a hint of amber. Light hop aroma. Very easy drinking with a nice malt character and mild hop flavor. Good as a starter for bitter beer haters.

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Photo of goindownsouth
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one of my first attempts at a Pale Ale, and it is one to be tried. Myself, along with "tigerpaws" sampled this one on a warm South Carolina day before a football game. A great environment for this refreshing and slightly-above-average hoppy beer.

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Photo of tigerpaws
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
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 WilliamPhilaPa
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber in color, slight hop aroma on the nose....The body is medium to full...On the palate there is a nice assertive hop character, not too much hops at all though, tiny notes of citrus, well balanced...very clean and crisp brew. Ends with a nice dry, clean finish. A enjoyable APA....

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Photo of frank4sail
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good head retention. Looks like a pale ale and tastes like a pale ale should. It is not in the league of a Sierra or Hop Devil, but is above average.

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Photo of Reverand
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp and clean this ale didn't disappoint. Good hop balance. Amber in color with decent head that disappeared quickly. I really liked this brew because the balance of the malt and hops

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Photo of bmills1608
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light amber color, slightly sweetish fruity nose.

Very smooth and clean taste, with some malty sweetness balanced quite well with some flowery hop notes. Super easy to drink. Not overly full bodied, but still a certain richness. You can tell it has a lot of quality brewed into it. My first Stoudt's product and one that impressed me enough to definitely try the others.

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