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: 1,285 |  Reviews: 771
Photo of Sammy
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA, with orange and good head look, very grapefruit and orange citrus aroma, and intense taste. Well drinkable. Surprisingly 10%. Very hoppy yet not bitter as well malted. Medium to full mouthfeel. Great with fish. A good effort by this brewery.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger thick off white head on a hazy golden with crimson hues body. decent lacing.

S: very fruity with grapefruit, candied oranges and nice malt notes.

T: begins minimally sweet and citrusy which becomes an alcoholic malt note finishes with a pine

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. dry finish.

Overall: a little too boozy without enough balance. decent malt presence and the finish is way too dry for the way I like my DIPAs.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GRG1313
2.52/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a medium crystal clear orange with a short, and fast white head.

Nose is assertive ripe fresh and pure assertive pineapple.

Mouthfeel is nicely creamy and rich and tastes full and bold.

Flavors follow nose and mouthfeel and are assertive, bold and distinctive. Unfortunately, there is an over riding sweet sugar/honey/syrup front end to the big malt which then goes to nice bitter lemon/grapefruit hops. However, the damage is done and the front end is just too almost sickeningly sweet.

This one is way out of balance although the sweet grapefruit finish is pleasant and the highlight of the beer. Just not worth drinking through the front end to get to the nice finish.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a nice copper color with a white head. The aromas on this beer are certainly hoppy with the citrus notes along with some pine. The taste of the beer is fairly hoppy but is it really a double? To me this beer didn't have enough of a double kick to be a double. That's just my opinion. The beer beer is still a good IPA though. The mouthfeel is decent too. The beer deserves another try, if I come across it again I'll try it.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this for $2.

This brewery seems to be well hyped and I see why. While I do enjoy IPAs more than DIPAs, this one was pretty damn good. Great aroma, color, and taste. Tasted very well balanced and even though it has a high ABV it is well hidden, although it has a nice warming effect. I came in with high expectations and it met them.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured clear amber in color.
S: There's a moderate aroma of piney hops in the nose.
T: There are hoppy flavors that share a lot of similarities of the aroma in the taste, although these are a bit more subdued from the underlying malts.
M: It feels both medium-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: For its strength, this beer is very drinkable; the alcohol is very well masked.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from a very pleasant store in Dearborn, Michigan. Bottle conditioned, eh? My last foray into that concept didn't go so well...

This beer thankfully pours a somewhat cloudy pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of dense foamy off-white head, which leaves a nice pocked marked limestone cliff of lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of sweet tropical fruit - sugary pineapple, mostly, cotton candy, booze (I feel dirty writing that), and a faint caramel malt. The taste is sweet fruity malt, the pineapple still domineering, with some mango throwing its hat in as well, and some mild, subtly probing booze (this is 10%, really?). The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes less sweet, the hops' bitterness finding new claim.

An interesting DIPA, the dominating fruitiness really stealing the show, rendering the malt character to a sideshow, which is less of a big deal than the equivalent treatment afforded the big booze, which needs to be more outspoken, given its potency, if you care about that sort of thing. Given the current Saturday night hour, I sure don't...

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A really good beer, but not the Double IPA as indicated. Big on balance and rich with flavor. The look brings a vivid, rich copper color with a hearty headed foamstand. Aromas are rich citrus and pine, that counters nicely against the cotton candy, caramel malts. Moderately full and round with the texture with an expected hop-dryness and crispness. Certainly a terrific American IPA, but a bit light for a Double IPA.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty solid Double IPA all around.

High clarity orange with a flurry of carbonation that rises and settles into a creamy head of foam. Eventually it settles to a skim, with a delicate ring of lacing left in the glass.

Malty, spicy hop aroma, light sweet citrus around the edges.

Orange slice candy, sweet malt, toffee, mild bitter finish. Pretty full bodied. Herbal burp. The 10% isn't that apparent in flavor or mouthfeel. Easy to have one or two, it's a nice one to sip.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Big piney aroma with some boozy notes. There were mild caramel notes.

T - Lots of pine and grassy hop bitterness. Boozy malt with caramel and burnt toast flavors in the background.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a big, boozy double IPA. Strong yet very tasty.

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Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a fairly dense 1 finger off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Aromas of huge amounts of grapefruit, orange, caramel, lemon, mango and a bit of pine; small amount of booze as well. Huge sweet aromas here, with very little spiciness, all fruits. Taste of big orange, grapefruit, mango, caramel, and a bit of pine. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish that lingers with citrus, caramel, and pine flavor. A very malt forward DIPA. Low-medium carbonation with a fairly full body. Surprisingly no alcohol noticed except for a warming on the finish, well hidden. Overall, a good DIPA, enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a long-lasting head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Primarily fruity, with grapefruit, pineapple and peach tones and a little malt in the background; fusel alcohol as well in the aroma

Taste: Starts out with a nicely balanced fruit and malt combination; rather sweet, in fact; the hops never quite rise to the expected level and are slightly rough in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and very smooth; modest carbonation; the alcohol feel is definitely there, too

Drinkability: More like a double APA than an IPA, I really enjoy the style; I would be happier with a little less alcohol, but that is a quibble

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy deep orange color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of citrus hops is dominant but definitely not as much as in other IIPA that I’ve recently tasted. Taste is also dominated by the citrus hops with some nice sweet malt to balance this beer. Not as bitter as expected but I wouldn’t hold this again this beer. Alcohol is very well hidden and was even surprise to see how much there actually was.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Carefully poured, Stoudt's bottle-conditioned Double IPA delivers a just slightly hazy orange-copper body beneath a full head of frothy "antique" white foam. The head retention is excellent, and it leaves very nice rings and dripping sheets of lace throughout the entire glass. The nose is enticing with bright notes of citrusy hops (orange, grapefruit, pine), summer fruit (peach, melon, pineapple), and sweet malt. It's delicate carbonation gently tickles the tongue, and it's medium-full body is viscous, slick, and smooth across the palate. A beautiful combination of sweet malt and fruity, citrusy hops appears upfront, and then quickly gives way to more piney hop flavors and a bold, rising bitterness. As big and sweet and rich as its maltiness is, it's balanced! It finishes with a fleeting tide of sweet malt and hop that gives way to lingering bitterness and piney hop flavors. Superb!

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Clear (for the first pour at least) gold with an inch of thick foam.

Smell - Sweet pale malts and alcohol, not much of a hop aroma. Very mild.

Taste - Mild in both hop and malt flavors. Very boozy. A bit grassy and honey-like with mellow resiny bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Notes - A decent DIPA, but the high alcohol content drowns out the flavors quite a bit.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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