Jun 6, 2008

Stoudt's American Pale Ale

Nice color of the hazy copper kind. Decent head that dies down quick though there is an even lacing on the sides of the glass throughout. There's a bit of skunk in the hops but not dominant because of a sweet malt aroma that smooths it all out. Tastewise it's pretty solid as far as an America Pale. The hops are tart. A medium body with not much of pine needles or grapefruit thing that one usually finds in a pale but more of a tangerine flavor that's complimented by warm brown sugarish undertones that hangs around down the throat but doesn't feel too sticky. A little bit of a hop and alcohol (weird because this is only 5% abv) burn in the aftertaste though the dry sweetness tames it before a hotness gets to be too much for some. A nicely balanced and smooth drinking American Pale.


sanilac brew head said...

I like Stoudts. Nothing too fancy but a step above Sierra Nevada. Ever try their double IPA?

Dale said...

One day I will try their DIPA. They ain't cheap though.