Smooth Hoperator | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
472 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by leftmindedrighty on 05-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,219
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
472
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of MikeWard
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 6/21/17, so couple days past.

looks good. clear dark amber body. thick creamy cream colored head, leaving gobs of lacing. light carbonation.

aroma is all about sweet malts.

well its a hoppy doppelbock, and at just 2 days past its best by, the malt wins out quite easily. there is a hop presence though, especially in the finish.

close to full on the mouth, sweet on the tongue, slightly hoppy on the finish.

overall, an interesting enough brew. not unpleasant tasting in any way, just cant imagine having more than one in a night.

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Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
2.69/5  rDev -31%
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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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 -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of renwickm
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therubicon
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FranMoff
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KChristie87
2.65/5  rDev -32.1%
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 +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Webbydag1
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
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 +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 50marathons
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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 +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DKinPA1
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smooth Hoperator from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 472 ratings
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