Smooth Hoperator | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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88
very good
471 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by leftmindedrighty on 05-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
471
Reviews:
263
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 471 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
2.69/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured 12oz bottle into glass. 7% abv

Appearance- Pours a deep garnet color with a tall foamy off white head. Translucent in clarity.

Smell- Citrus, caramel, mango

Taste- Earthy floral hop flavor. Hints of grapefruit. Bitter, dry grainy finish,

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body.

Overall- Far from a true doppelbock. Inaccurate for the style. More like a lackluster ipa.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$ 12.99/six pack ($ 0.180/oz) at Giant Eagle, Meadville, PA
Bottle marked BB 7/14/15 too faint to see with beer in the bottle at 42 degrees into a JK snifter
Aroma of hops and malt
Head average (3.7 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to an eight – nine mm ring and heaped layer
Lacing good – partial rings of tiny to medium bubbles
Body dark brown, hazy
Flavor malty, slightly sweet, some hop bitterness perceived but no hop flavor; no caramel, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.5

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of renwickm
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of therubicon
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FranMoff
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KChristie87
2.65/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not very good at all

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Photo of WallstreetB
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Webbydag1
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong citrus notes. Easy to drink.

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

Photo of 50marathons
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA overall but nothing to write home about. Not particularly flavorful but but balance.

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Photo of DaveLorom
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DKinPA1
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JNForsyth
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 471 ratings.
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