Stoudt’s Double IPA (India Pale Ale)

Finally, a Double IPA that I really enjoyed.

The pour is a butterscotch orange that is very murky. The bottle conditioning doesn’t really help the appearance, and some very clumpy yeast came out of the bottle at the last minute and disappointingly settled in the head. The head itself was fantastic, tall, billowing and rocky. Really pillow like!

The usual characteristics are present in the intial tastes and the aroma – that is, a big grapefruit! However, this beer was different to most of the others of this style I have tried. The grapefruit had been tempered with spoonfuls of sugar. A real strong, sweet malt backbone helps support the hops and the ABV in a way that I have found to be rather uncommon amongst American micro brewed IPA’s. A real treat. It’s a balanced beer and a subtle Double IPA (if that’s really possible).

Some warming alcohol comes through at the end too, all in all a real treat. Lovely, get some soon!

Thanks meathookjones.

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12/19/2004
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.33
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