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

Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)Stoudt's Double IPA (India Pale Ale)
1,283 Ratings
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

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

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Photo of giblet
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer poured nicely into my glass with one inch of head. nice carbonation and lace. med copper color was clear of haze. the smell was decent but i did not catch the hops as strongly as i thought.

the taste was very pleasant and very good, but...where are the hops? for a double pale i expected them to be very noticable and they were not.

a good beer and if you took the label off most would drink it and enjoy it. if you are looking for a hoppy beer this one does not quite get the job done.

suckem up and movem out.


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Photo of LeftyBWS
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass.
A: Fuzzy and cloudy amber/orange color, with ½ inch of creamy head that falls slowly with good lacing.
S: Fruity hops overall, with hints of orange, sugar, spice and yeastiness.
T: Quite sweet and bready at first. Turns more bitter/hoppy in the middle, then fades to a creamier, but still quite hoppy, finish.
M: Dryish and with some bite, especially in the finish. Perhaps a bit subdued for a double IPA.
D: Not quite as powerful as some other single and double IPAs, so in that respect, it’s quite drinkable for the style.

Overall, a very good beer that I can see myself drinking again.

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Photo of jackorain
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A-Orange amber color. 1 inch head, great lace and retention

S-Big malty aroma, there all here and then some. Carmel, simple syrup, biscuit, bready, brown sugar, dried fruit, tropical dried fruit. Quite a complex malt profile. Hops are not as big in the nose. there is citus (grapefruit and lemon rind) as well as some green hop notes.

T-Sweet carmel malts up front. Fumy alcohol esters carrydried fruits like raisans and prunes as well as some dried tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple. Green, floral and citrus hops finish this beer..

M-Medium to full bodied, sticky on the lips from the residual sugars. nice even carbonation to over or underwhelm the other mouthfeel quailities

D-Unfortunately, as good as this beer is, I just never reached for it, it took me six months to get through 18 of these. The heavy malt character is not what I am typically loking for in my DIPA.

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Photo of BigDaddyBlues
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Golden Eagle in Columbus. Picked up a 6-pack for about $9. Pours a rich golden orange. Strong hops and citrus on the nose. The hop taste hits me first then a really strong citrus followed by a bitter finish. I tend to prefer IPAs and double IPAs. This one does not have to take a backseat to any of the more well-known beers in the style.

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Photo of GimpyCane
3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Poured vigorously a hazy light copper-amber hue with a huge four finger foamy off white head(the head had a french vanilla hue to it). The head stuck around for the whole session and left a sticky lace throughout the glass.

smell: For a DIPA the aroma was sort of faint. Got small hints of sweet toffee and maple syrup upfront with a grainy middle. A hint of grapefruit was followed by sweet alcohol toward the end.

taste and mouthfeel: Starts off malty sweet with and undertone of toffee that disappears quickly. Found a nice biscuit blast in the middle that ended with a long grapefruit rind bitter ending. All this was accompanied by a medium body, dry ending with an oily feel, softly carbonated and a warm alcoholic finish.

drinkability: Although this brew offers 10% ABV, I found it very smooth, clean and easy to drink. Got over zealous and by the thrid one the 10% crept up.

Overall, good brew by Stoudt. The only problem I had was with the aroma, which will not stop me from buying more. I served it with a Tilapia sandwich and baked sweet potato fries and had good results. Enjoy.

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Photo of sullysbeer
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Huge grapefruit, spicy, earthy hops. Huge sweet caramel malt aroma. Slight alcohol with fruity esters.

Appearance: Light copper and clear until I poured the yeast in the glass and became cloudy. Large rocky white head retention that lasts and has brussels lace on the glass.

Flavor: Very sweet caramelized sugars. Almost as if this beer is under attenuated (attenuation refers to the percentage of sugar converted to alcohol). Hints of toastiness and roasted malt but you really have to dig for the roasted. Huge grapefruit and earthy hop flavor with hints of chlorophyll. Hop bitterness is amazingly delicate and does not linger at all. Fruity esters from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium high bodied. A bit lighter on the CO2 because of the bottle conditioning and the high alcohol level that the yeast have to perform in. Creamy and alcohol warming.

Overall Impression: Very flavorful Ale. A bit on the sweeter side, a bit under attenuated it seems. This beer is bottled conditioned which means that extra sugar was introduced to the beer when bottled and the yeast actually produced the CO2 in the bottle, which means there will be a yeast layer on the bottom of each bottle. Swirl the bottle and pour it into your glass for the full experience. A bit sweet for me but delicious none the less.

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

Poured a honey color, it was distinctly cloudy with a dark beige *frothy* head that reduced to a ring of foam and left small (but interesting) patches of lacing. The aroma was mostly sweet, *nutty and earthy*, with some hoppiness *(hints of citrus and pine)* and alcohol definitely present.

The taste was honey sweet *with toasty malt flavor*, a little spicy, with some *substantially piney* hoppiness, and alcohol a major component of flavor. The finish was bitter and grainy (but OK). It's a complex flavor that's lip-smacking good. Also good when paired with food. Mouthfeel was creamy, full-bodied, almost syrupy but not unpleasant.

As to drinkability, this is *powerful* POTENT brew. Good for sipping and it actually makes me wish I had another, but that would only get me skunked. DIPAs are often too sweet and alcoholic to make me want them, but this is a good example and a creditable offering. I will look for this one to buy again. Quite a brew.

Re-reviewed 7/5/05, new text noted with *text*.

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Photo of enfield249
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy, amber heading toward orange. Poured with one finger of head, minimal lacing.

S - Sweet smelling, with some citrus thrown in for good measure.

T - Bitter citrus. A decent amount of warming on the tail end, and that bitterness sticks around more then the citrus. Slightly malty, right on the first taste.

M - A bit blanket like. On the heavy side, not bad, but you know it's there.

D - Overall not a bad Double IPA. Most of them don't trend toward the citrus like that, so it's a nice change. A very interesting take on the style.

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

4oz sample on tap followed up with a bottle.

Appearance: murky orange body with clumpy lace.

Aroma: Oily citrus, on the sweeter side, more orange then grapefruit. Caramel.

Taste: Peach, cantelope, orange juice, and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Not as bitter as one would expect. Medium to full bodied. Only slightly boozey. Is this really 10%?

Drinkability: Quite good. For a 10% beer this really goes down easily.

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Photo of Duster72
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with a minimal white head. Citrus and earthy hops are aggressive in the aroma as well as big sweet bread. Taste is fruits, citrus, and piney hops which meet a big malt profile that gives a lot of sweetness. Very tasty brew that is best sipped. I enjoyed it on a hot summer day, but I would imagine it would be even better on a cold evening.

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Photo of Cresant
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle with no date into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. The body was a cloudy orange with a cap of white foam.

Smell was alcohol. Vegetal underneath and spicy.

Taste was sweet, malty and creamy. The bitterness asserts itself in the back end, but not as bitter as I had hoped. Juicy citrus.

Mouthfeel was mildly prickly but it smoothed out as it warmed. Medium to full body.

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Photo of JayQue
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic DIPA. Flavor reminds me of a favorite brew - SN Celebration Ale. Rich pine, hops bitterness and grapefruit in the taste. An undercurrent of sweet malts as well. The slightly off-white head isn't much, but the beer leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Nice orange, fairly clear color. Smell is great. Good blast of grapefruit, pine and hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin on first taste. It achieves its goal of overpowering the taste buds and leaving a rich, resiny coating after a few sips. I had no idea this was 10% abv. I would call this a three-and-out session beer and a good session at that!! I was really impressed by this one.

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Photo of DIPAbrewer
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This Double IPA poured with a hazy orange tint. It had a nice beige head with some lacing as the head fell. The Aroma was a little disappointing without much hops. The flavor was nice and bitter with some roasty end notes. Needs more hop flavor and aroma in my opinion, but I'm a real hop head.

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Photo of guinnessfan
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from akorsak

A: Pours a clouded (bottle conditioned) orange/copper, with minimal head and decent lacing.

S: Somewhat aggressive hop profile, overpowered by sweet malt.

T: Boozy, too sweet. Not very balanced, high malt sweetness.

M: Thick and somewhat syrupy, high carbonation.

D: Not great. Sweetness and booziness lead to no more than 1 at a time. Not one of the better DIPA's out there.

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Photo of BillA
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a large goblet from a 12 oz. bottle. The beer is a very pretty clear orange/amber. The head collapsed quickly, but left plenty of lace clinging to the glass.

Pretty as it is, I was a little disappointed with this beer once I tasted it. While clearly well made, it is one of those double IPA's that is (to my hophead tastebuds) somewhat overmalted. I didn't get that kinda overwhelming hop onset that I like in my IPA's, nor did I get much of the citrus hit I associate with them. The beer to me was somewhat reminiscent of a double bock rather than a double hopped IPA. Some will like this maltier approach to the double IPA genre, and it's certainly a good, if not excellent beer, worth a serious look (or taste).

Note well: At 10% ABV, this is not a beer to be trifled with!

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Photo of soupyman10
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this surprise at the Fox and the Hound and checked it out. Pours an amber-orange color with a nice fluffy head and good lacing. Nose is unexpectedly mild, some floral hops. Good amount of malt too, fairly balanced. Taste is great, very tasty. Some sweet caramel malt shows up and then the floral hops kick in too. Some grapefruit. This one is actually fairly mild in terms of DIPA's "hop kick to the balls." (I've always found that DIPA's ride the line between standard hoppiness and insane, our of control, not-even-necessary-uber-hoppiness; this one falls a lot more in the former category). Feel is good, pretty full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a tasty and very drinkable DIPA. Quite good.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recieved in a trade with JasonM of Pittsburg, PA

Bottled on 12/13/06. Pours a beautiful amber/red color. Any head settled very quickly. My pouring sucks, or i didnt let it age long enough. Oh Well. Smells amazing, with vibrant notes of grapefruit along with a faint slightly astringent alcohol odor that would probably mellow with more age. Tastes of pink grapefruit, not overly bitter. Mouthfeel is very nice and thick, almost to the point of being syrupy. An easily drinkable, high quality offering. The High ABV is very well hid in every area except smell.

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Photo of yelterdow
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Served at fridge temperature in a pint glass. Bottled on 9/20/06.

Appearance- Big and sticky, this beer would push a full four-finger head if I hadn't eased up on the pour. It's a beautiful hazy orange, with a head so dense that it almost runs out of space to stack itself. Stalwart and deadly still, the bubbles explode in slow motion one by one. The lacing is basically textured wallpaper. A *great* looking hopbomb.

Smell- Rich, succulent hops are dredged in an equally massive malt profile. A mature expression of a well balanced beer.

Taste- For a Double IPA, this beer is not on a mission to wreck the palate... with so much flavor I'm surprised that the malts weigh in so heavily. Solid.

Mouthfeel- Simply put, *perfect*. It's sudsy (the name of my beloved late parakeet) and sublime. There's no topping it.

Drinkability- One real attribute about this bruiser of a beer is that the ABV (10%) is completely hidden... it's nowhere in any of the above categories. This is more like a nectar, thick and juicy, garnering respect for each sip.

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Photo of JohnW
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap, appears medium dark bronze, fairly dense head though not long lasting. Aroma is very muted (unless it was because the beer was served chilled) Hardly any aroma at all, and what there was hinted at sweetness and alcohol rather than much else. Taste is almost as expected (and as others have said) very sweet, hints of candied fruit and spice, and the malts, but little evidence of hop bitterness. The alcohol is obvious from the impression as it goes down, slightly heavy and warming. Rather too sweet for my liking, though sure would warm you up on a cold winters day. Because of its sweetness and alcohol strength, would not ever consider it a session beer, and not sure I could drink a whole pint of it! For that reason I rate drinkability down. I could imagine having a small glass on a cold winters evening, and enjoying sipping it slowly, but not otherwise!

JohnW (While in Tampa FL May 2007)
B'ham UK

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

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep amber in color with nuclear orange hues. Dense white head pours two fingers thick. Good retention. Nice sticky lacing stays troughout the sample.

S: Citrus and tropical fruits. Medicinal hops. Fresh bread. Grain Alcohol.

T: Sweet candied tropical fruit flavors gradually give way to a bitter and herbal hop blast to the tongue. Soft touch of grapefruit is met by caramel malts that try to lend balance to this beer. Bready or biscut flavors are taken over by more puckering sweetness and a strong warming alcohol.

M; Smooth and slick. Minimal carbonation. Warming and dry.

D: A nice DIPA that has alot going on inside the depths of it's flavor. Lacks complete balance but is tasty none the less. A tad to sweet for my tastebuds but that should'nt stop anyone from enjoying this brew. Recommended.

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Photo of smcolw
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ring lace from each sip. A good initial head on the pour--three fingers. Great staying power; one finger after five minutes. Gorgeous dark honey color (light amber); slightly cloudy.

The smell is more muted than I would expect. I can detect the floral hop, but it is subtle. Little else shows up on the aroma.

High hop flavor up front which fades with time. Very low level of malt in the mouth....The aftertaste is all hop in pleasant way (not overly bitter). The body is above average, which is to say perfect. The carbonation is high. Interestingly, there is very little alcohol warmth in this beer.

An excellent entry in the Double IPA category. Very little I would recommend except for a stronger level of complexity. Try this one!

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Photo of Kudashov
2.38/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

With the Stone Roses " All Across The Sands " on the Hi-Fi and being on a IPA bender lately . I took some time to review this brew . Poured into a pint glass this tawny , brassy looking brew is very nice to look at . Eggshell thin fingered head which did not last long . As for smell , there is none . Nothing comes to my mind . No grapefruit , pine , nothing citrusy / fruity at all . Over the weekend I had a few Ruinations . That stuff smells so good , never mind the taste . To me that is my fav . If Yankee Candle had a Ruination candle I would buy it and the car freshener too . As it goes down there is nothing that would want to make me buy it again . It is not bad , not at all . The flavor though is not there . Mouthfeel is thick , with again no flavor . With my cheeks getting red from the 10 ABV% there is a kick that is hidden so be careful .
I think this is the last time I will be anywhere near this brew again .

Bland , Boring , and Bleah

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Photo of BMoney575
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 4-29-07
Bottled on 1-31-07

Pours a nice orange color with a gigantic craggy white head. Has a ton off little tiny floaters and leaves ridiculous lacing.

Smell is all strong piney hops. Maybe some citrus too with a decent malt background.

Taste is thick hoppiness. Huge piney and citrusy hop flavors with a good amount of bitterness. Alcohol is warm and sweet on the finish.

Mouthfeel is very good, thick and resiny with a little less carbonation.

Drinkability is decent, but this is a thick, hop-filled beer all the way.

Overall, one of the better DIPA's I've had. Good flavors with a good thickness too. It also ages exceptionally well and I'll have to hang onto a couple for awhile.

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Photo of khiasmus
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Crystal clear with thin light head that settles to a ring quickly. Little to say about it, but it looks clean, clear, and beautiful.

S- Tons of caramel malt, toffee, some piney, sprucey, and grapefruity hops. As it warms, the alcohol smell becomes more and more apparent. Interestingly, when the glass is empty, it smells like... a bag of apricots!?!

T- Initial caramel maltiness, with some roasty grains in the back, and an almost burnt-biscuity character that's hard to put my finger on. Hops come in, especially in the back, leaving a lingering grapefruit-bitter flavor on the back of the tongue.

M- Velvety with slightly too low of carbonation for my taste and the style. A lingering, warming finish from the alcohol.

D- The lingering bitterness cuts down the drinkability slightly, but this is a decent DIPA.

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Photo of cbn
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice color, orange-amber body, thin white head dissipates quickly.

Acid sweetness as of over-ripe tomatoes, alcohol, thin pale malt and grassy grain aroma.

Sweet dried fruit, figs etc., cut with alcohol astringency yeilds a liquor like flavor.

Good carbonation and high ABV are balanced by a tongue coating sweet malt.

Not a session beer, drinkable within its style.

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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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