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The Imperial Texan - Martin House Brewing Company

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The Imperial TexanThe Imperial Texan

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very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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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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.

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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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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my 1st beer by Martin House Brewing co. Served in 16 oz. can. No canned on or best by date visible.

Appearance: A nice deep red color. Pours with a .5-1 inch head. Good lacing follows the glass as you drink.

Smell: Mainly picked up on biscuit and apricots. A wonderful hoppiness present. I can't really pick out the individual notes, but as an ensemble, it smells excellent.

Taste: Initially fresh out of the fridge, more of the hop bitterness is there at the forefront. It dissipates somewhat as the beer warms. Though there is always a fair amount of bitterness...it is a double red after all. The malty sweetness does a great job of balancing things. There is some noticeable alcohol feel, but not overly intrusive.

Mouthfeel: Excellent! Just the right amount of carbonation, sweetness and bitterness. A nice medium range. Similar in feel to other Reds I enjoy... GF Hop Head Red and Oskar Blues G'Knight.

Summary: A very good imperial red. I stumbled on this at the Dallas Total Wine store. Liked the description and gave it a try. I tend to live in the IPA/DIPA area more often than not, but a flavorful red is always worth a try to me. This one did not disappoint. I will definitely have again.

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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.