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The Imperial Texan | Martin House Brewing Company

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Ratings:
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Avg:
3.83
pDev:
38.38%
 
 
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The Imperial TexanThe Imperial Texan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tubeyes on 04-15-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 141
Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
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3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour produces a massive head, that forms into a plateaued peak above the liquid. The head is cream-colored, foamy and persistent. Reminds me of the foam from a root beer float. Somewhat cloudy liquid, amber with brown hues. Shows steady carbonation.

I get a lot of citrus on the nose, some sweet malts and maybe even some vanilla. It's slightly stale, which may be the result of the shipping and wait to drink it.

I get a slight offtaste on the tongue, something metallic and stale. Again, the wait may be to blame. Something earthy in there as well and the citrus is not present. There's a slight spice in there and some floral hop flavor.

The beer has a tiny hint of astringency, low-to medium body and some creaminess. It doesn't taste or feel like an imperial beer.

I'd say it's an average imperial red, although I'd have to try it fresh from the source to know for sure.

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3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of gtermi
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beer pours a nice red body with a half inch thick white head

S: A delicious smell of fresh hops hits me in the face. There is also a nice sweetness to it.

T: Tons of bitter hops and it tastes delicious in this style. It's almost more like and imperial IPA IMO.

M: Strong bit of carbonation on the back of the throat.

O: It's nice to finally have a nice beer from Fort Worth that's actually worth something... Take note Rahr.

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Photo of irok972
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

*Now described as a "double red double ipa" as well as an abv boost to 9%*
I bought this not feeling very optimistic about 6 months ago, I have since bought this again twice. I haven't had the best luck with texas brewers Deep Ellum being the only one I've enjoyed most offerings from.
L: R/G colorblind so not gonna comment on color. About average clarity. Head is 1" thick dissipating into 1/16" ring around the edge of the glass and a thin film all the way across. S: booze off the top followed by peachy hops very soft malt finish. T: red malt followed by booze and finishing in a very grassy/hoppy taste.. I like. After taste of booze. Burps taste like the snow crab raviolis I had for dinner (unrelated). F: more carbonation than you normaly see in a dipa this high abv. Feels slightly unnatural. Although it lacks the syrupy quality also present in an average dipa. O: the best "big beer" ive found in texas. Have bought again and will buy again. Not a favorite but it fits a very particular craving I actually tend to get.

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Photo of Kaskin
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into oversized tulip glass.

A - Pours a murky copper/brown with orange around the edges when held up to light. The head is massive and creamy off white.

S - Earthy piney hops and caramel sweetness.

T - Sweet and malty up front with caramel, followed closely by bitter piney hops. A bit too bitter for the style I think. Grapefruit hop bitterness lingers.

M - Super smooth and creamy. The head is very fine, and the silky mouthfeel is great on this one. Moderate body, moderate to low carb, silky smooth.

O - My first Martin House brew, and better than I was expecting. A good take on the style with a great mouthfeel. A bit one dimensional but still tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz tallboy pours a hazed reddish-copper color with a large cap of beige head that is fluffy and sticky.

Nose is sugared grapefruit, caramel, toast and pine sap. Good malt/hop balance.

Nice flow from leafy hops to a toffee malt middle and finishes long and bitter. Maybe a little more hop flavor on the front end would get this beer into the upper echelon of imperial red ales, but as is, it is a mighty fine brew. I was a little hesitant to pull the trigger on a 4-pack for 12 bucks, but now am glad I did. Has alot going on and I cant see this one getting boring. Good stuff!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
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