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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

142 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 142
Hads: 498
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 87 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-29-2004

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3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is a great mix of hops. I get citrus and pine. This definitely smells like an American IPA. The flavor is pine with a lot of juicy oranges notes. There is also some caramel malt to stop the beer from being too bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (395 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold, Slight head.

S: Not much there. Slight pear, and sweet.

T: equal parts fruity, ccitrus and sweet

m: Smooth and light. just the right amount of carbonation

O: Decent. An average IPA. Real Ale wants an extra $2 for this over their other beers, and I just don't see it. I can get better IPAs for the same price, sometimes less. (337 characters)

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks davacano for this bottle from the Refreshing Summer BIF.

Real Ale Lost Gold IPA is a golden apricot beer with a quickly leveling white head that leaves just a wisp on the edge of the glass. There is a little bit of sediment that leaves just a bit of haze. The beer smells slightly piney with orange peel and a fair bit of malt. The beer is resinous at first with a sweet tangerine juice middle and a lingering bitterness at the end. There is a little bit of sweet malty caramel, but overall, dry. The hop flavor in this beer is definitely underwhelming for an American IPA, when Blind Pig and Sculpin are in the same category. The beer is pretty solid, but not great, but I'll definitely enjoy another. (710 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate the strong presence of grapefruit in this beer and it's rich golden-orange color. Lacking a bit in the mouth feel and the hops-sweetness balance, the smell is also a bit weak. Overall though, refreshing, citrusy, crisp, a solid ipa but not overly impressive. About the level of quality I've come to expect from Real Ale Brewing. (341 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Extremely lacking on the nose. No balance to the bitterness. Not even a pleasant dry finish. (92 characters)

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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden hue to the beer as an IPA should be. Has a nice hoppy IPA smell. Taste is definitely the way it should be. Brewed to perfection. Smooth hit on the palate. Nice and hoppy with a nice bitter bite at the end. Definitely a great Texas IPA. Impressed with real ale I a regular basis! (290 characters)

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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.