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The Imperial Texan - Martin House Brewing Company

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The Imperial TexanThe Imperial Texan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2014 23:02:27 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-16-2014 21:31:09 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2014 19:28:13 | More by kylehay2004
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

The mighty JenRay comes through with one CAN after the other in support of The CANQuest (TM) and I CANnot thank her enough! I do my best to keep her plied with APAs, AIPAs, and DIPAs, but it CAN never match her CANtributions.

From the CAN: "Made in Texas by Texans"; "CANs: Infinitely Recyclable (SM)".

With the Crack!, I salute the great Republic of Texas, which I actually prefer to its neighbor, Oklahoma. Murray and I had a blast in Houston on the Fourth of July, wowed 'em in San Antonio and parted company in Austin. I have been to Dallas, which is Ground Zero for us CANspiracy theorists and the Jurkowskis took me to El Paso. Texas, I drink your beer! I could not maintain the inverted Glug as it was a pounder CAN and I got a tad bit of overflow as it was. It settled into two fingers of dense, obstinate, tawny head that sat like an angry burro and defied anything to happen. Color was Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with a light haze to keep me guessing. Nose was great! Sweet malt was counterbalanced by pine hops for a mouthwatering melange. Mouthfeel was full, dense, thick and laid on my tongue like a dollop of cream. The hops were not playing around and immediately went to work, jackhammering my poor, tender tongue while its unsuspecting tastebuds were lollygagging around, enticed by the sweet, lovely malts. Before any defense could be mounted, the malts slipped away and the hooligan hops began beating on everything in their reach. It was a streetfight in my mouth! Just like the poor soul on the CAN's graphic label, I had not even broken leather and I was shot through the heart. Finish was so intense that I sat down heavily, watching as I bled out, fingers pressed over both my heart and mouth, trying to keep all of the precious liquids inside of me. I think that it was trying to send me a subtle (?) message to keep my dickskinners off of Texas' beers, but I know that they CAN only have my CANs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers. The sticky lacing that remained in its wake was as sticky as my blood, which now stained the streets of Fort Worth. I had been deemed unWorthy.

08-31-2014 00:23:05 | More by woodychandler
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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!

03-29-2014 18:59:35 | More by twiggamortis420
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-29-2014 18:02:53 | More by atrocity
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-15-2013 23:02:24 | More by BGsWo22
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-09-2014 20:52:39 | More by BMart
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gtermi

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

04-25-2013 05:51:28 | More by gtermi
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-11-2013 02:57:34 | More by Dicers
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-29-2013 19:17:20 | More by jenray
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-02-2014 05:27:28 | More by Gatordaddy
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-06-2014 01:18:42 | More by TX-Badger
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-20-2014 18:15:15 | More by markgugs
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-12-2014 22:44:58 | More by Jame515
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-04-2013 19:42:03 | More by JohnBender
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2013 21:02:56 | More by greenspointexas
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-17-2013 23:07:47 | More by Danobold
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-08-2014 18:14:34 | More by csfcmitchell
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 23:36:44 | More by ldhughes3
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-20-2014 20:44:49 | More by BlueMoon10
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wtkphoto

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-28-2013 02:11:32 | More by wtkphoto
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2014 04:51:04 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-18-2014 03:01:23 | More by deadliest
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tswater

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-28-2013 06:31:15 | More by tswater
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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.