1860 IPA | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DIM on 11-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy copper orange color with an off white head. Not too much retention or lacing. Nose brings forward a tiny bit of citrus as well as some grassy and floral notes. The taste is similar with the three just not combining all that well in the end, though this is plenty hoppy. Pretty decent body and bitterness levels. A bit different, but drinks well enough in the end.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from guzzle211, courtesy of BA March Madness 2009 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste is very well-balanced and starts with a hearty malt character that is followed by caramel and fruity citrus sweetness. The hops presence is on the thin side for the style but it's still strong enough to work well in this beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, while it's not the hop-bomb that most other beers are in the style, this is still a very enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philly, PA

Brewed for the 150th anniversary of McGillin's. Poured into a pint glass, a hazy golden brown with a finger of foamy white head; moderate lacing. A pretty decent balance of malts and hops in the aroma. Smooth, bready, sweet malts in the taste overpower the modest, citrusy hop profile. This style is typically not as hoppy as a straight-up IPA, but still, this was just a bit too unbalanced. Medium mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Somewhat drinkable, but nothing too extraordinary. Also, it's from McGillin's, which is a terrible bar.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has been one IPA after the other for me these last several days and I am planning to make this my last so that I may work with ambers for a while. I got this (and two more) in a trade at the Black Angus for half of my sixer of Amber 25.

From the bottle: "American, Unfiltered, Bottle Conditioned Ale"; attributed to "McGillin's Old Ale House" in Philadelphia.

My pour created about a finger of dense, off-white head with good retention, especially in this heat. Color was a hazy orangish-amber. Nose smelled of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Mouthfeel was quite full with its level of carbonation and that combined with the hops made my tongue feel as though I had applied scrubbing bubbles. As I continued to drink, sticky lacing began to appear in my glass. The taste was definitely of hops, but it seemed as though they were restrained, at least in terms of the style. Actually, I liked it that way as it served as a bridge between the softer English IPAs and the much more intense AIPAs. I suppose that it is all in what you are looking for in a beer. I could probably drink several of these at a sitting, while some AIPAs cause me to have to stop and catch my breath. The finish exhibited a nice commingling of the hops and malt. I was very satisfied with my trade!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Evets for sharing this one - poured chilled from the 12oz into a standard pint

A - A light tea-like amber w/ a thin quick dropping white w/ lots of streams of lace inside the glass

S - The nose is mostly herbal and tea like w/ mild biscuit malt notes in the nose and mild floral hop tinges w/ light toast accents

M - The feel is crisp and semi-sweet w/ medium light body and moderately low bitterness for the style but it works for this beer and plays up the balance w/ a pleasant clean finish

T - The taste has nice vibrant flavors of sweet toasted malt and gentle biscuit notes w/ lemony hop taste and mild sweet floral tinges - The finish is sem-dry w/ hints of nutty grain and orange tea like taste of hops lingers

D - A very interesting and drinkable IPA with subtlety and balance which is unusual in these 'extreme beer' times, but it works and I really felt it was a quaffable beer - Kudos Stoudts!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corby112
2.51/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden yellowish orange with golden straw colored hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger head that has pretty good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Floral hop aroma that's slightly earthy with subtle citrus and a faint malt presence. Hints of oily hops, grass, pine needle and pineapple countered by caramel malt and biscuit.

Light bodied with subtle dry bitterness up front that lingers throughout over the floral/citrus notes and malt backbone into a slight dry finish. There's a real grassy, earthy characteristic that clashes with the citrus notes, creating an odd hop profile. Just an odd combination of floral, earthy and citrus notes. None of these is prominent and the blending of these flavors is kind of off-putting. Pale malt backbone provides some balance but this beer is somehow hoppy without being dry or overly bitter.

Overall I wasn't very impressed with this beer. I'm usually a big fan of Stoudts but this beer just tastes very strange and kind of unpleasant.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazy golden orange color with full, frothy white head which disipates quickly leaving some lacing. Smell is very forward of grapefruit with hints of malt, pine and spice. Taste features the same assertve grapefruit with a more noticable, and quite bold malt presence. Grassy hops linger in the background with some sweetness. Lacks a bitter punch. Medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated leading to a somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Good beer with a few minor issues with balance, bitterness and carbonation.

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Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jrallen34
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a light copper off white head that is very bubbly, light retention but very good lacing...Super light aroma, a little hops, malt caramel finish...The taste is really nice, super easy to drink but nothing that really blows me away, but yet I'm crushing it really fast. Light hop finish is nice send off.

Nothing special but an easy to drink ipa, worth a shot if you see at the bar.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sludgeman
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gford217
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to thecarster1 for hooking me up with this one, Secret Santa style.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge billowy white head that shows extremely good retention with a rocky bottom fed by tons of bottles from the bottom. Good lacing as well.

The aroma is mildly hoppy with sweet citrus - oranges and pineapples specifically. There is just as much sweet caramel malts in the nose and I's call this a more balanced nose.

The taste is also sweeter than I was expecting with the malts almost as noticeable as the hops. There is a light citrus bitterness up front and in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and possibly a tad overcarbonated.

This is a very balanced IPA from Stoudt's with the hops and malts both making an impression which leads to a very drinkable beer. It's neither complex nor a hop bomb, just a solid beer.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked rhis bottle up at the Stoudts Brewery as we drove through PA. 

A one finger off white head forms atop a slightly cloudy orange/amber beer. A lot of carbonation is quickly rising through the beer.  A decent amount of lacing. 

Aroma is of citrus, orange, a touch of yeast and almost a dirty malt aroma. 

A decent amount of orange/tangerine in the flavor. Some pithy bitterness. Not sure im a fan of the malt flavors here. But i do like the frut flavors. 

Spritzty carbonation. Pretty light. 

A pretty decent beer. But there still is a musty/dirty taste to it.  

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Photo of blackie
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: hazy golden color, nice meringue-thick head with great retention

s: citrus hops - grapefruit especially, simple pale malt structure

m: carbonation light-medium and smooth, light-medium body

t: citrusy and green pine hops on a pretty simple pale malt body, actually nicely loaded with vibrant hop flavor and capped off with a pleasant bitterness

d: quite easy

single from Foodery, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

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Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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1860 IPA from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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