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The Imperial Texan - Martin House Brewing Company

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The Imperial TexanThe Imperial Texan

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tubeyes on 04-15-2013)
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Reviews by Westyn:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Westyn, Aug 05, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
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.

ONovoMexicano, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

javlin624, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

hsus0225, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

UTCengOwl, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sazz9, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

buzzed, May 04, 2013
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4.33/5  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.

gtermi, Apr 25, 2013
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4.18/5  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.

ExaltedNecrosis, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

mcdsports, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

WritersBlock, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mgr78704, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BlueMoon10, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

twiggamortis420, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BGsWo22, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

jkn09, Jan 12, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great beer overall.

initial taste is very smooth with piney hops and a citrus grapefruit aftertaste.

with it's high alcohol content, it is a very unsuspecting beer.

12 dollars will buy you a 4 pack of 16oz cans. at first I was very skeptical, but after my first taste I could immediately detect high quality ingredients as well as a lot of hard work put into a very well thought out beer. I will definitely be drinking this beer more often.

landfill, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

deac83, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

cam12, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

JohnBender, Aug 04, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Dark ruby red, min head and nice lacing.
S lots of caramel and hops.
T lots of hops and caramelly goodness.
M velvety silky smooth and awesome, hoppy aftertaste.
O very awesome and enjoyable beer, with mad strong flavor. Billed as an imperial red ale, had on tap in shaker pint (boo!) at OSDH in Denton (yay!).

tubeyes, Apr 15, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A tall can because everything's bigger in Texas! Pours clear copper red with a creamy tan head. The smell is floral hops with a caramel undertone, sort of a souped up pale ale. Taste is sharp, definitely hop dominant. The hops are a bit piney and the finish is dry and sharp. This thing is like a knife covered in razor blades. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, nice "heft" to it. All in all, I like this. It's a bit rough around the edges and a bit one dimensional, but it manages to soften things up a bit with the malt and the alcohol warmth. Its a good beer for a spring day, so who am I to argue?

roblowther, Mar 30, 2014
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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.