trapped (3786) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 19, 2016 GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear, amber with off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee and caramel and no hop presence. Taste is mainly caramel malt with just a hint of bitterness in the end. Medium bodied with a dry finish. This would be much better with some hops but as it stands there is nothing special about it. Kind of funny that it is labeled hoppy ale.
Draught @ Albion. Reddish amber with normal sized foamy light beige head, sweet caramel aroma, medium carbonation, hoppy taste mixed with sweetish caramel, thin body, long bitter finish with caramel aftertaste. Quite a nice mix of hops and caramel. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Great retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.
Floral, resinous hop aroma with some earthy pine, fresh cut grass and dank buds countered by toast bread and a sweet malt backbone. Some spicy hop character with a touch of citrus but the hop profile is more oil-y and earthy than sweet. Underneath, there’s a strong caramel backbone with hints of bread, toffee sweetness, spicy rye, roasted nut and sunflower seed. Nothing about the nose really stands out but there’s a decent hop presence that doesn’t completely overpower the other notes.
Medium body with spicy, bitter hop flavor that lingers over the sweeter notes into a dry finish. Dry and resinous with sticky pine and earthy grass notes dominating the palate. Much more hop forward than the nose hinted at. Hop profile is a bit one dimensional but the flavor is pretty nice and not overwhelmingly dry or intensely bitter. Really well balanced with a sweet malt backbone coming through on the back end. These sweeter notes really start to show as the beer warms with hints of caramel, toast, toffee, hazelnut and a touch of dark fruit. Faint boozy sweetness in the finish but the ABV is well masked with not heat whatsoever. Not the most complex beer but it’s well balanced and easy to drink with nice flavor. I could easily drink several of these in one session. Solid beer from Stoudts. katrinaez (2358) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Exactly what you want from a red. Full of flavor and full bodied. Deep red color. On tap directly at the brewery. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking hazy red color with no head nor any lacing.
The smell had a rich herbal citrus to lightly spiced over caramel maltiness.
The taste was slightly sweet herbal citrus over the caramel maltiness again. A mostly herbal to caramel aftertaste leading to a semi-wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed mostly rounded out and fairly smooth (I wonder how old this is).
Overall, I say a decent APA, nothing spectacular but still worthy of having again, preferably with food. stevoj (5878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2015
What the East Coast passes off as hoppy, comes off as kind of watery and soapy for a NW drinker. Pinkish orange body with minimal head, aroma is kind of funky and flowery. taste is sweet malt and bittersweet hops, kind of soapy. There’s a decent beer in here trying to get out.
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Tasted on 1/31/12 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours clear, deep brass with an average beige head that leaves a thin layer of even lace. The nose is a nice blend of pleasant hoppiness and a hint of caramel malt. The flavor is exactly the same, with the hops showing lightly fruity. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long lightly bitter and fruity finish. malvrich (364) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
A: Hard pour yields a 1 finger pillowy tan head atop a tawny amber clear body. Head retains and laces well.
S: Subdued hops and toast with a sweet fruit note.
T: A tart, fruity hop bite on first sip is quite pronounced. Unexpected (strange?) but OK. A little pine resin. Malts fairly nondescript save for a bit of roast flavor on the finish.
M: Fine bead carbonation is very nice. A bit of hop chewiness also makes things interesting. Not enough to save this ale from mediocrity.
O: Interesting take on whatever style this is supposed to be. Red ale/Pale ale? I don’t think the flavors meld very well together to create any complete "whole". Disjointed? I like Stoudt’s pils. Won’t buy this again. joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours amber red, not quite two inch head, nice lacing and retention. Herbal - caramel aroma. Taste is medium sweet, somewhat tart. Medium body, light bitterness, syrupy mouth feel. Finishes odd, like Robitussin and buttercream icing. Very strange. hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Slightly hazy, reddish amber, small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and malts, sort of roasty, combined with some fruit notes. Taste starts sweet a malty and turns hoppy and bitter towards the end, dry finish. Nice beer, easy to drink. chinchill (5394) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
A: reddish-amber color; clear with a moderate, creamy head of limited duration. Little lacing.
S: nice malty aroma with hints of bread and toffee.
T: light, grassy hops, a trace of citrus, and a light malt backbone. Hoppy for style, as is most obvious in the lingering, moderately bitter aftertaste.