The Imperial Texan - Martin House Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev -4.6%
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?
03-30-2014 16:18:43 | More by roblowther
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
3.58/5 rDev -8%
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.
02-09-2014 23:33:26 | More by ONovoMexicano
The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.