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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

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-02-2014 17:32:50 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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roblowther

Texas

3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
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?

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 16:18:43 | More by roblowther
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

Serving type: can

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-22-2014 00:10:11 | More by Mortarforker
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-21-2014 00:48:13 | More by lonewolfcry
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-10-2014 21:54:09 | More by BradStokley
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-09-2014 23:29:41 | More by truesolution
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DanXMcGraw


4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2014 03:05:21 | More by DanXMcGraw
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gfg0020

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2014 04:37:31 | More by gfg0020
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beerforpresident

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2014 22:49:52 | More by beerforpresident
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-16-2014 04:09:49 | More by Michaeldmanley
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 23:33:26 | More by ONovoMexicano
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msanborn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 20:23:14 | More by msanborn
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-05-2014 06:28:48 | More by Lawl3ss
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ParlayHard8

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-23-2014 16:26:42 | More by ParlayHard8
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jkn09

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-12-2014 19:24:55 | More by jkn09
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-15-2013 22:14:31 | More by jimmygord
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2013 21:02:56 | More by greenspointexas
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deac83

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2013 04:26:34 | More by deac83
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2013 14:31:57 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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acashk

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2013 01:53:56 | More by acashk
The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.