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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Stoudt's Double IPA is a strong, full-bodied ale with an intense hop character and deep golden color. This unusual brew is characteristic of the newly recognized style of extremely hoppy and malty ales of American origin. The Double IPA is our strongest beer with an alcohol of over 10% abv and bitterness of more than 75 IBU's. Multiple kettle hop additions and generous dry hopping contribute to the powerful yet smooth and fragrant hop character of this beer. 10% abv.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Cloudy dark golden copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is bold, fresh, and hoppy with a touch of sweet caramel. Juicy, resiny hop flavored body has a nice sweet balance to it. Finishes dry, piney and sticky without much alcohol present. A very nice double IPA. Thanks to goldtwins for sharing and skaughty for the bottle!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Poured a cloudy apricot color. Aroma is fruity (apricots and grapefruit) and hoppy (piney and citrusy). Long hoppy citrus flavor and mild bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied and silky. Warming but well balanced between malt, hops, and alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle. Pours copper with a medium frothy dusty white head. Nose is big hops and fruit (berries). Moderate caramel sweetness, some syrupy notes, and light spice. Taste is huge hops and more fruit notes. Light spice and earthiness, some plant notes, pine, light alcohol, and honey round the flavor out. Body is medium-full with slight alcohol warming and a bit of stickiness. Finishes with more spice notes and fruit (orange peel) along with hops and pine. Was really surprised at how big this turned out. Almost like a barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Hazed amber, big creamy off white head. Nose was loaded with sticky sweet pine, grapefruit, orange zest, some pineapple and melon, light apricot, caramel, with additional light white pepper notes. Noted some breadiness too. Flavor was very well balanced, but a bit on the sweeter side. Full bodied, prickly carbonation, smooth, semi-bitter, drying finish. Very nice......

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3891) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Pours a bright, though lightly hazy, copper color and is topped by a pale thinnish tan head. The aroma is at first full of grapefruit, but then picks up lesser notes of hay and grass. A soft citrus character definitely dominates the aroma though.

The taste is quite smooth up front, then it starts to pick up some tingling bitterness as the hops kick in. The beer is malty sweet, which works in conjunction with, and magnifies the citrus hop character. There is a hint of hot alcohol in the finish as well as a smooth bitterness, which surprisingly disappears pretty quickly. The bitterness that is in the middle of this beer is in full force, but it does not linger through to the finish as much as some.

This beer is quite tasty, yet it is quite simple a combination of the malt sweetness and the grapefruit-like citrus character of the hops. For a Double IPA though, I am not sure if it is quite over the top enough.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Pours a nice clear amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and hops. Wow, an explosion of flavors: a ton of hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine and sweet fruits like mango and pineapple. Has a nice alcohol presence while somehow remaining non-overpowering. Pleasantly bitter and sweet, perhaps a tad too sweet - but I’m nitpicking here. Great malty body. Very full, round and creamy on the palate with lively carbonation. Good lacing and head retention. Definitely bottle conditioned as there is a ton of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12351) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2004
(12oz, bottled on 11/10/04) Big beige head atop a cloudy amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, pine, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, caramel, orange, alcohol. Light alcohol burn in the finish. Resinous full body with light acidity. I think this is a good beer, but I guess the sweetness, and perhaps the obvious alcohol, prevent me from being blown away by it as some others are.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
12 oz bottle. Yeasty orange in color with a nice tan head. Massively fruity aroma. Lots of fresh hops in the aroma. Malty sweet aroma and flavor. Enjoyable. Busy beer, lots going on. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Extremely hazy light copper color with a slight head but good lace. Aroma is a blend between piney and citrus hops with some fruity esters. Flavor is overwhelming with hops yet it also has a huge backbone of light crystal malts. Very smooth mouthfeel and the alcohol is very well hidden. Awesome double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Thanks Larry (goldtwins)
Poured a murky blonde/green, largely because I got the bottom of the bottle. The good news is that the hops and yeast were dancing and singing a swet song. The aroma is like herbal orange cookies, strange and buttery. The flavor- mmmm- pine and bubblegum - good combo! The finish even gave off a little ginger. Nothing offensive about the hop bill here - a pleasant surprise (I had no idea this was rated so highly)..


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