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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)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.43%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gavage on 10-23-2004

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#5,484
Reviews:
770
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From one on it is my favorite IPA! Strong beer with great aroma. Bunch of hops and IBUs

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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.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,283 ratings
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