The Imperial Texan - Martin House Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
10-13-2013 22:50:53 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
4.11/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
08-20-2013 23:59:09 | More by Darrell_Schrock
The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.