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

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,282 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gavage on 10-23-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,282
Reviews:
770
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
91
For Trade:
0
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Photo of whallgren
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of gebbie
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured from a bottle in a mug. pours a beautiful amber-orange, with a thick velvety off white head. lacing is evident and the head is retaining even half way through the beer.

the smell is fruity and sweet with a bit of alcohol essance. the delicious smells arent out done by the tase though. the taste is alcohol bite and hops bitterness followed by a fruity sweetness and finished with a bready dryness.... just what i like. mouthfeel is spot on bit of burn at the cheeks, smooth semi thick feeling in the mouth nice carbonation once again.. spot on
overall this is my new favorite beer and definately a world class beer... a little pricey by the sixer for me and because of its potency maybe not the wisest choice for a session beer . but a favorite i will definately remember not to over look again . excellent excellent beer. ( just finished the first one. the lacing and head stayed all the way til the last drop)

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Photo of jdb8507
4.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have really gotten into the IIPAs recently. This one is odd, but a good odd. I was expecting a highly hoppy, bitter beer, but this is not. This is what I would expect from DFH, given the overall sweetness of the brew. Lots of floral/caramel. VERY drinkable.

Im usually not a fan of sweet beers, but this one is exceptional. If you like IIPA or IPA but do not like the bitterness, give this a try. If you like the bitterness, try this too. It is worth it.

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Photo of Lhlevan
4.91/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ericlawton007
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have considered this my favorite beer for some time now, so need to finally review it. Double IPAs are my favorite style, and this is the best of the bunch. Its appearance is dark gold, with a long staying head that helps preserve the flavor as you sip this beer. The hops come in quite nicely in the smell, and take over your taste buds upon drinking it. The only downfall only comes if you try to make a session beer out of this, as after 3 or 4 your taste buds are overwhelmed and you can no longer appreciate the hop flaovor and balance that this beer offers. If i could only have one beer for the rest of my life, this would be it.

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Photo of emericanchaos
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this one in a 24 gang of 12's. I'm a local so this one is pretty easy to come by. LUCKY!

Pours an amber hue of gold. Could be a rusty brown, depends how you like your rust. Develops a bouldery cream head that quickly dissolves in the exceptionally high amount of alcohol this beer achieves.

Smells of hops. Lots of citrusy fruit. Maybe a bit of nut. Develops into a sweetness remnant of toffee or burnt caramel.

Hop bomb penetrates the tongue and mouth meat on the first sip. If you're not used to hops this will turn your mouth inside out very quickly. If you're adjusted to hops you should notice a strong under current of pineapple and toffee maybe a bit of butterscotch. Spicey hot finishes the ride.

Mouth feel is a tad prickely but not so bad considering the style and hop content. Very oily but hops seem to wash you clean so grain sweetness doesn't linger for too long. Very nice balance of bitter to sweet for a double IPA.

Overall this beer is a gem. The nose is a bit deceiving. Doesn't tell you the whole story. You expect the bitter spicey hops but not the toffee/butterscotch that dominates the hops all the way through. Maybe this is a malty DIPA if there were such a thing. What I can say is that the hop profile is perfect. Great balance of citrus and fruit to sugar grain. Makes it easy to flesh out the fruit.

This beer goes extremely well with extremely sharp cheddar, german sausage, spicey/whole grain mustards and that type of flavor profile. Had brats with reduced onions and mustard today with cabott extra sharp cheddar. What a great time.

I hold tihs beer against DFH 90, Greenflash WCIPA and other big players in the DIPA category. It can't get much better. World class. Cough up the cash boys. This one is a winner.

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Photo of DarkBeer
4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very good DIPA. There is a strong hoppy and floral scent and taste with a hint of fruit. There is also scent similar to that of grass or plants. Three types of hops and two types of malt are brewed in the beer. I get a feeling of warmth and relaxation after each sip due to the high hop content. The malt flavors provide a well balanced background. The color is an orange amber, and the appearance is not transparent and cloudy. It has a nice carbonation quality, good mouthfeel, and gives me a euphoric feeling of calmness that is complimented with a lingering aftertaste of hops and floral sweetness. This is a very good DIPA to have at the end of the night before bed or when looking to relax.

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Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of stckhndlr
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- A dark hue resembling a light black tea color. Topped with a good 2 finger head. Exceptional lacing with this beer.

S- Sweet hoppy notes. floral. Fruity notes are over the top intense. Yeasty bread.

T- Wow. Just...Wow. sweet hoppy flavor. A pale bitterness in the mix but it really softens out in the finish. Tropical fruits twisted with a bready flavor. Just awesome.

M- thicker with a smooth syrup texture from the hop sugars. Very full body.

O- This one is at the top of my DIPA scale. It is simply in a class all it's own. Very rarely do you come across a beer that packs this much flavor into 12 simple ounces. All I need is a good loaf of Italian bread and a tall glass of this and paradise is not too far off.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Orange copper hue with a light colored cream head leaves immaculate lacing all around my pints glass, when I say immaculate I'm saying evenly dispersed nicely streaked foam. Aroma: Deep sharp citrus, not just loads but mounds of hop varieties exist in this frolicking field of hop desire. Worw I wish I could explain this one to everybody two layers of sugar and citrus peel damn near plug my nose now this is amazing just come near this brew of beauty. I must proclaim I'm going out next Friday evening and if any beer is as close to this recipe as I am dreaming then everybdody is in trouble. Taste: Deep piney layers of grapefruit much like last year's Hop Wallop I hope this rings a bell wtih somebody, damn past incredibel brew leafy hops protrude with bitterness man I'm satisfied syrupy filled texture comes with much warmth of the alcohol layers that satisfy me time and time again. Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied nothing can seperate this brew from thie big leagues cause it's already there nice carbonation big syrupy body can't be beat. Drinkability: I'm in amazement hands down seek and you shall find all of that bullshit aka beermail me it's that good.

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Photo of hdofu
4.82/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We have a winner with this one. A beer that begins by punching the nose with apple and hopp note. It poured gold with a fuzzy head. Taste is sweet with an intense hopp completion. There is just the right amount of burn to the tongue as it goes down. could definitely enjoy a couple of these.

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Photo of jcipa88
4.82/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was down at the Black Angus Restaurant back in 7/05 - had a taste of the Double IPA - Amazed and not confused, I ordered a full size glass. I held it up and took a deep review of it's color and them ran the aroma below my eyes - sniffed and smiled! Made the first sip and enjoyed it over a chorizo appt. Absolutely incredible - the sent of hops will wake you upright. Thought it was the best I've tasted. Ever since then, I've been on the beat for hopped out IPA's. This one from Stoudt's is high on the list.

JC

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Photo of TinusTime
4.82/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a honey orange with a fairly decent white head.. Aroma is of Curacao oranges and honey. Taste is of sweet hops and malt..Star fruit and mango.. Hops are there but not super bitter. This beer reminds me of DFH 120 with less steroids.Its like Barry Bonds when he was with the Pirates. . Tasty hops.. Nice malt, but over all a Fantastic brew.. Some have said that it has alcohol burn? must have had an earlier batch, cause this as smooth and drinkable as any 5% brew.. This is dangerously drinkable ... Even though its $$ for a sixer its worth it.. WOWEY WOW WOW drinkable

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Photo of DarkBeerGuy
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

A: A sweet looking beer. Orange hazy color with a thin white head. Lacing is really good.
S: Moderately strong hop aroma of pine and earth. Sweet malty scents of sourdough with some orange mixed in.
T: Very sweet at first. Orange and bread. A slight bite of pine hops and grapefruit close it out. Very well balanced.
M: Very smooth. Carbonation is OK, but it doesn't take away from the beer. Nothing in the ruins it, though nothing makes it stand out either.
D: I'd drink it all night or buy again. A well balanced beer.

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Photo of Stubbie1
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This double pours a deep orange color. An off white, not tan but light, light oranges/tan head meets the top of the glass. Retention is for ever and fades down to a thin layer, then patchy lacing. Aroma is of citrus and maybe some honey, and a touch of malt. I’m thinking light bread tones for some reason. Flavor is well balanced between the citrus (orange) and malt, light bread tones come in and a bitter sweet finish. Nice body, extremely drinkable and well balanced with the flavors.The 10% is well hidden and not even noticed. Well worth the purchase. This Double IPA rocks!

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Photo of HeadyTopperLover
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
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 pat61
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
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

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,282 ratings.
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