Double IPA
Stoudts Brewing Co.

Double IPADouble IPA
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Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,076
Ranked #13,525
3.95 | pDev: 12.91%
Aug 27, 2022
Oct 23, 2004
Very Good
Double IPADouble IPA
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.33 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
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Rated by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Too sweet for this guy...
Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by JohnF from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2018
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz bottle into pint glass in February 2018. No packaged date on the bottle, and drank less than 1 week after purchase.

Appearance: Deep gold body with thick light-tan head. Beer is a bit cloudy. Head is very thick, and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Aroma filled with a strong hops aroma, and includes citrus, grapefruit, pepper, and pine smells.

Taste: There is a noticeable hops flavor, as expected from an American IPA. There is good bite from the hops along with other flavors like citrus, but the hops bitterness is not overpowering. This is not as bitter as some other American IPAs, and there is a little sweetness. The aftertaste provides a variety of flavors over time. Not overly bitter or hoppy, and has a nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Strong alcohol, which matches the 9.4% posted.

This is a smooth strong-bodied beer, that is easy to drink. It is a good IPA, and is very well balanced. The aftertaste is really enjoyable. I would definitely drink this again.
Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 3.27 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by DMc8ride from California

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Timtac from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
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.
Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 2.03 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2016
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Reviewed by HeadyTopperLover from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
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.
Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
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.
May 27, 2016
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
May 21, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by Chinaskifan1 from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2016
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Reviewed by reverendsteveii from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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,
Mar 16, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.29/5  rDev -42%
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.
Mar 10, 2016
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Reviewed by BrokenEdge from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
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.
Dec 27, 2015
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Reviewed by PJKSR02 from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
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!
Nov 29, 2015
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Reviewed by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.
Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 4.91 by Lhlevan from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Nov 04, 2015
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
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.
Nov 03, 2015
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Reviewed by DavidS333 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.6%
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.
Oct 11, 2015
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Rated by Cafu912 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Random draw
Sep 08, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2015
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Reviewed by mobius71 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Excellent beer. Can't have too many of them. Aside being a double it will burn your palate out after one of them. Very strong but great flavor. A go to if you want ONE beer that's bitter.
Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by Nickcal from Rhode Island

Aug 23, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: A white 3” pillowy persistent foam collar sits atop a brilliant gold column laying a strip of lace on the glass to mark each drink. S: Fruit and grass aromas rise from the glass with traces of citrus and biscuit. T: Big malt backbone with some caramel notes supports layers of flavor beginning with a herbal bitterness, a layer of fruit and citrus, a more assertive pithy citrus bitter, followed by a blast of alcohol. There is more bitterness in the foam than in the body which changes the flavor profile through the course of the drink as the foam slowly collapsed into the body. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: The brewer balances bit malt, alcohol and hop flavors and bitterness to produce a beet that is scary easy to drink
Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.27 by hoppyhoppy from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by twenteone from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Jul 27, 2015
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: the only way I can describe it is over ripe strawberries;

T: follows the nose; a little harsh from mid-palate through the finish; mildly bitter at the end, but the bitterness build after the swallow;

M: medium bodied; moderately carbonated; lightly dry finish;

O: a little too sweet for my taste and the strawberry character was a little odd for the style;
Jul 27, 2015
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