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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
Ranking:
#34,025
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
69
pDev:
14.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 29
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1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of klkatz
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Was in the neighborhood taking a class at the Historical Society so I went to McGillan's to try this out... drank beer alone at the bar while watching the Women's Brazilian Olympic Volleyball team - wow....they were worth the walk.

to the beer... I wasn't impressed like I thought I should be, but I have to take into consideration that if it's an 1860 recipe, it's not going to be like the 21st century IPAs we love today...

1860

Not much smell
Good mouthfeel -
Slow bitter not overdone - Jon assertive upfront sits well on the back

color 3
Taste 3.5
Mf 4
Smell 2.5
Overall 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +5%
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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of JWU
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass

A- a not-quite-translucent goldenrod with orange highlights. A finger of bright white head that dissipates quickly.

S- not much going on. Some centennial hops and grainy notes?

T- some grainy malt notes, almost pilsner in taste, give way to decidedly centennial hop notes. Faint grapefruit and bitterness. There's just not a whole lot here.

M- a pronounced fine carbonation, thin side of medium.

O- A little disappointed. Stoudt's can do much better.

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of chcfan
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of MONKandTUCK
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer had at an interesting bar. McGillin's is class joint with a rich history and unbeatable prices. Their resistance to sell-out or go trendy makes this place dually a worthwhile tourist attraction and a homey spot for regulars.

A - Twany gold. Deepth and light hue give an impression of thich body. Unfortunately, this beer has no head-retention.

A - There's an unmistakable blast of Centennial and Amarillo. Sometimes it smells more of Amarillo, but in the end the sharper snap of Centennial prevails. Not as gushingly aromatic or layered as the best IPA's out there, but a treat for the uninitiated/unspoiled.

T - There's a lot going on here. The taste of grapefruit rind holds up all the way through. A bready-nutty malt profile does compete with hop notes, however. Really, this beer drinks more like an over-hopped Pale Ale than a clean, crisp, hop-juice IPA.

Bitterness in the finish develops as the the glass empties.... maybe too much.

That's the only flaw of this beer, though. Which means a lot, since so many IPA's make irredeemable mistakes.

M - Girth in the body is really satisfying, but this beer just doesn't finish crisp enough. I actually wonder if the beer weren't slightly sweeter, or the bitterness more restrained, if my perception would be radically different.

I like the restrained malt in my zesty Pilsners, but I could never do with a pronounced hop profile in my savory Doppelbocks. Mouth-feel is determined by more than just the final gravity reading.

O - It's not as malty as Hop Devil, and the sweetness is very restrained. A better impression of the maltiness can be drawn from comparisons with Vienna Lagers/Festbier or Bitters. I strongly suspect some Munich and Toasted malt were used in the grist to add depth of character. It's enjoyable, but it might contend too much with the hops.

That said, IPA's are so much a matter of perception. The variables affecting the impressions of samplings of this style are numerous and generally unquantifiable. Paired with food, or enjoyed without recent experience with other hoppy ales to compare it to, this beer might register as something very different.

More complexity of hops and an impression of something leaner would do this already enjoyable and approachable beer well since it comes off more as an unbalanced Pale Ale.

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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
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 Reagan1984
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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 devinoconnor
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this India Pale Ale while visiting the Stoudt's Brewery.

Pours a very bright orange color, a little more bright than a typical IPA. Can visibly see the carbonation in the glass.

Smell is bursting with hops. Taste is very sweet, sugary, and tart at times. The hops are almost overwhelming, and I love hops. A little let disappointing compared to their other wonderful beers and IPAs. I'd suggest the Double IPA over the 1860 IPA if you're at the brewery.

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Photo of corby112
2.51/5  rDev -30.7%
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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1860 IPA from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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