Beer Review: Stoudts Double IPA
I can’t remember where I found this Stoudts Double IPA, surprisingly it is not a widely available beer in North New Jersey even though it is a Pennsylvania beer. I’ve heard lots of good things about the brewery, especially the tour, but have never had a beer from Stoudts. I’m looking forward to my first Stoudts!
This beer was very clear, copper color. It had a good torrent of bubble coming up the middle. The beer sat beneath a creamy white head, which lead to some good lacing.
The aroma was that of a typical DIPA, very aromatic. There was a good caramel nose to the beer with tropical fruit and pine. I also picked up bits of cotton candy giving the beer an extra dimension.
A bit of a fruity flavor right up front with a touch of caramel & molasses in the middle complimenting a good malty and hoppy middle mouth. Then was dominated by a resiny tropical fruit, like pineapple, followed by a good length bitterness. I really liked how long the bitterness lasted, but never became overwhelming
This beer surprised me, not sure what I was expecting, but what I got was a delicious, big heady, hoppy, malty, flavorful beer! I’m sorry that I only had 1 12 oz bottle. I wish it were a bomber so I could have some more! I’m actually surprised that this was 10% abv beer, wouldn’t have guessed from the flavor and taste.
Glassware: tulip or pint
Calories: at 10% abv this beer checks in at about 300 cal per 12oz glass.
Simply Beer Rating: 94
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