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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
85
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kmckinnon, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 06, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +16%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Lukebell15, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bencren, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

BeerRunner, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BlueMoon10, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Texasfan549, May 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Entaie, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

kjkinsey, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Domvan, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Kramerbarthomer, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

javlin624, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ldhughes3, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

twiggamortis420, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Jame515, Mar 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

BradStokley, Mar 10, 2014
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DanXMcGraw, Mar 08, 2014
The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.