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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This brew has a forboding appearance, turbulent,murky, like your inside a powerful storm cloud,its seems like it would be overcarbonated. It however had a wonderful hop dominated,malt tinted aroma, and that rich powerful combination of hop and malt that is becoming popular in this new generation of double IPAs. I love smelling that full hop aroma every time I go for another quaff. Maybe just a tad thinner then the top of the line.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle: Nice aroma with lots of citrus hops. Pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a white head with some yellow tint. Decent balance of malt and citrus hops, but maybe a little too much malt. Not as hoppy as you would expect from an IIPA but still very good. Thanks to Styles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6290) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Cloudy orange thick white head. Orange, citrusy aroma, with hints of, I dont know, Allspice maybe? Thick, juicy palate. Flaovrs include orange and some other citrus fruits, plus hints of pine, some alcohol flavor, too. Peppery hop finish. Thanks to Doclock for the trade!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
First...thanks to zathrus13 for this fine beer. It is one that definately should be allowed to warm a bit. More akin to a strong ale or american style barlewine, which is cool. Definately becomes more complex and layered as it warms. Intitially the dry, astrigent hop flavor dominates but after a bit of heating up the vanilla and cherry tone follow with a tart hoppiness that is very complimenting. The one drawback is the lack of malt complexity or backbone. More tart than sweet, but good nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Now this is a heck of an interesting beer. According to Ed and Carol Stoudt theyve been playing with the recipe and it is up to 95 IBUs. I didnt think it was THAT strong, but it was very pleasant. Very mild aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A very dark orange, almost red. Very liight aroma with just the lightest touch of hops. However the flavor was just full on hops. A decent balance kept it from being too over the top. But still nice and hoppy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Poured beautiful amber copper color with a nice tan head...smell is hops...grapefruit and pine...delicious...beautiful mouthfeel and balance...sweet delicicate with a nice warm finish...10.6% I just dont believe...thank you richlikebeer!!!!!!&#

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
I had this beer in two forms at the brewery--tap and cask. The casked version is a clear amber in color--much less orange than the one on tap. The head is thin and bubbly, much looser than the head of the tapped IPA. The aroma is alcoholic and citrust--in the tapped version, the alcohol is masked better, in the aroma and the flavor. Both flavors contained floral notes. Both versions are good, but the tapped version is much more drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Gold/orange color, with a quickly disappearing white head. Aromas are hops, grapefruit, pine, and some malt. Taste is sweet malt, grapefruit and has a crwamy mouthfeel. Very nice...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hboldrick (2) - USA - MAR 9, 2005 does not count
For a double IPA, I found this beer to be very lacking in hops. My first impression was of sweetness -- too much malt I guess. The malts overpower the hops in my opinion. The flavor is pleasing nevertheless -- more lika a Belgian than a double IPA. I love the color -- deep amber like grade B maple syryp.


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