Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)
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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.43%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gavage on 10-23-2004

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Ratings: 1,283 |  Reviews: 770
Photo of curlybird
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Deep orange pour with a light two-inch head that dissipates quickly leaving moderate lacing.
S: Strong banana, mango, a bit of cheap tequila.
T: Very sweet, caramel, aggressive malt character; alcohol plays heavy.
F: A oily, coating mouthfeel with subdued carbonation.
O: Boozy, malty, slick, hot as opposed to a hop-bomb DIPA.

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Photo of duvel1979
2.03/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Stofko1992
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeadyTopperLover
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is another dangerous beer. Very smooth, but oh so potent if you aren't careful. 9.43 ABV is a powerhouse but you don't taste the alcohol. Nice color, nice aroma, nice finish. Say goodnight Gracie.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled on 4/13/16. Pours a dark orange with a 2 inch sticky white head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is apricot, mellon, caramel, biscuit, and a little grapefruit.

Taste apricot, bubblegum, biscuit, caramel, and a little more grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty big for the style, nice amount of life, not really dry, and besides the rather odd pairings of flavors, pretty approachable for its size.

Overall this is a very unique DIPA, kind of leaves you confused, but really pretty interestingly tasty.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught in a pub. It was served in a pint glass. It pours a hazy copper color with a thin, khaki-colored head and lacing. For an IPA, the smell is surprisingly malty and there is a distinct aroma of ripe fruit. The taste was totally unexpected: it's quite sweet with ripe strawberry and a lot of caramel up front and a slight bitter hoppy taste at the finish. It is also surprisingly malty. It's a medium-bodied ale, lightly carbonated, and the 9.43% ABV is noticeable but not overwhelming. Overall, this is, to me, a unique Double IPA, the sweet fruit and malt being prevalent. I really enjoyed it. I would like to try this one in a bottle and at a warmer temperature.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reverendsteveii
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got bottles at a local quick six, served a chilled pint glass. A caveat, I'm an IPA man, and this is my first double/imperial IPA review.

Color - Dirty blonde tending to copper, cloudy and opaque like a Hefe, but darker in color. A middle ground between a hefe weizen and an IPA.

Nose - Very malty, very hot, corn/bourbon note, hops not very forward

Head - White with a touch of coloration from the beer, airy, recedes after about a minute, but leaves eavy lacing

Mouthfeel - Heavy and thick, but just hoppy and strong enough to not leave the mouth feeling 'coated' as with barleywines and other strong beers. Middling-light carbonation, a bit creamy.

Taste - Opens v sweet, v hot, almost overwhelming. hops add crisp but slightly soapy finish (simcoe?). On second sip, detecting chocolate, coffee and caramel notes.

Impression: The first sip is half vodka half corn syrup, with a touch of caramel. The second sip is a little less surprising in its boldness, and you begin to notice the hops in the finish. On the third sip, the hops become more pronounced (perhaps the sweetness taste buds on your tongue have taken a well-deserved break) and you begin to realize there's some complexity here, but the hops also come quite close to being chemical in their bitterness. The caramel gives way to coffee and chocolate, which compliment the bitter finish brilliantly. This one's a grower, and I didn't care for it at first. The depth, however, is surprising.

This beer is an example of a genre I don't normally care for, but has a uniqueness that makes it stand out compared to other beers in this style. 85%, an excellent proof of the fact that high gravity doesn't mean a simplistic malt nightmare,

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.29/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Darker than expected pour, dark orange, leaning auburn. Aroma was devoid of hops.

Big malt experience. Too much alcohol. Fuck this. All caramel and alcohol burn, maybe some toffee. Disappointing, son. A little flat too.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at the brewery. Looks a bright orange color with a frothy white head, leaves tons of lacing. Smell has a lot of alcohol initially, also with some citrus, caramel, and bread scents. Taste has bold citrus and pine hop flavor with a strong malt background; not too bitter, but noticeably sweet and rich. Between the bold hop aroma and flavor, and the overall richness of this beer, it's definitely not sessionable. Feel is sticky, medium, and leaves a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Very boozy, but it works with all the other flavors and I didn't mind the faint alcohol burn.

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Photo of jmg480
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psg5062
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. oz bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours amber in color with burnt orange highlights. It haze a slight haze. It is topped with three inches of beige head that sticks around awhile leaving some pretty decent head.

I immediately get some rubbing alcohol. I don't get much in the way of hop aroma. I do get some toasted malt.

The taste starts out just like the smell with a strong alcohol presence. I do taste some hops in the way of some pine with plenty of caramel malt in there as well.

Medium mouthfeel

I am not much of a fan. The rubbing alcohol aspect is not my favorite. I guess it's over 9% so there's that.

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Photo of PJKSR02
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one grows on you. Picked up a case in Pennsylvania, with their backwards beer laws, and at first thought this unremarkable. The next tasting was better, and I noticed similarity to some alt beers, like Double Bag, from Long Trail. Finally, I was given pie, and had to pair it with this beer (don't ask), and found it a sweet partner for apple and cherry pies. Not a Heady Topper, or Sip of Sunshine, but really solid. Nice job, Stoudts!

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice Double IPA orange color, the aroma is a mix of hoppy and malty and something faint like pineapple. Taste is nice, not enough hops for me, but a good beer.

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Photo of Lhlevan
4.91/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pens1967
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, no date

pours a clear orange-toned golden color, with bone -white head. good head retention. nice fruity juicy hop aroma. flavor is dominated by pleasant hop flavors without any bitterness. just enough malt flavor to support. medium bodied, mouthfeel is a bit sticky.

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Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Stoudt's Imperial IPA is a rich tasting American Double/Imperial that is satisfying and tasty. The froth for this beer/ale is minimal. The body of the beer is of a medium nature, on a scale of thin/medium/thick. Its color is sort of like a somewhat bright but translucent and not transparent amber. The smell is of a sort of bready-hoppy combination and is suggestive of the great taste of this beer.

American Double/Imperial ales/beers tend to have a sort of rich hoppy taste in general. Some weave in a sort of secondary taste to mix with the hoppy bitterness often found in an American Double/Imperial brews. This brew is one of the latter; namely it weaves in a sort of bready taste into the hoppy American/Imperial taste, and makes for a very rich and satisfying combined taste altogether.

While some American Double/Imperial brews may seem like a drink, others may seem like a meal. This beer has the meal quality to it, and the sort of satisfying and tasty element of this brew is really unique and tasty. The beer's hoppy taste has a sort of ribbon of sweet pseudo-breadiness woven into it that sort of sparkles within and beneath the hoppy taste, sort of allowing one to not get too bogged down in the hoppy taste its self. For, while one has on the one hand the sort of traditional American Double/Imperial taste to this beer, it is nicely spruced up with a sort of sparkle of bready more wheat-beer taste that altogether makes for a very rich combination of hops bitterness and bready sparkle.

The aftertaste of this beer is also satisfying. The hoppy bitterness doesn't linger too long with this beer. Though there is the nice hoppy bitter aftertaste, it doesn't really overpower the more medium bodied elements of the taste, and instead fuses with it to make an altogether very drinkable and satisfying beer. The aftertaste is also perhaps unique in that it fuses the spicy bitterness of hops with the lighter tastes present in the beer, hence perhaps making for a beer that is very satisfying even in the aftertaste's linger.

Altogether, this is a very tasty and satisfying beer.

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Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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