Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lost Gold IPA
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
86
very good

488 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 488
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 16
Gots: 80 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (46) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 488 | Reviews: 145
Reviews by Weisseguy1:
Photo of Weisseguy1
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: hazy, really hazy like a heff. bronze burnt color, nice lacing that doesn't give up.
S: for an IPA this beer is not a bomb, it's a pleasant hop aroma, not in your face by any means . Hops are citrus and pine smelling.
T: firm malt backbone, lots of bread tones. Tasted like it had a lager malt, checked and it has been brewed with Vienna malts. Great toasted flavor.
M: lighter than most IPA'S. a few bubbles not a heavy beer or sweet. Clean finishing with a lingering bitterness.
O: overall I rated this beer high, a 4. Why? I think there are many awesome IPA'S out there that have full flavored sweet profiles ie lagunitas brown Shuga, little sumpin also dogfish head 120 minute. This is the first one that I have tried that has gone a different way with a different mouthfeel that has actually been good. Actually really good. I am sure there are others but I haven't tried them yet. Good beer different approach.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of fivehoursfree
3.6/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of Soonami
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Photo of Jackp_43
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of Matty412
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

Photo of Stigs
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from twiggamortis420 via the Hotter than Hot BIF - stamped best by 7/9/11

served in a standard pint glass

A - pours with about a half inch of loose, fluffy just offwhite colored foam, settling to a thin film with raised ring around the glass. the beer is slightly hazy, deep golden in color.

S - heavy on the sweetish, floral hop aromas: ample amounts of floral amarillo, tropical fruits (grapefruit and pineapple), and honeyed biscuits.

T - kicks off with moderate bitterness attacking the back of the mouth. lemony fruits, pineapples and pears mesh with a hint of grass and honey. malts slowly takeover, via sweet candied biscuits. an odd sort of peanut butter and ripened apple finish.

M - light to medium body, with a crisp dry finish. slightly oily going down, with moderate carbonation.

O - solid all around. nothing stands out though nothing really falls flat. easy drinking, with hints of an English style IPA at American IBU's.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to xpimptastikx for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle with a best by date of 7.19.11 into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger coarse white head with very good retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is sparse and thin but with decent cling. Pretty standard. Head retention is nice though.

S: Nose is incredibly subdued. Citrus, cane sugar, and some mango. Barely detectable though not unappetizing.

T: Opens with a nice fruit bouquet of citrus, papaya, mango, and pineapple. Hop bitterness comes in towards the middle accompanied by some dried tea leaves. End is cane sugar malt body with a piney hop presence. Finish is dry with a citrus and tea leaf aftertaste. Tropical fruit is abundant and adds a nice dimension to this one.

M: Light bodied and moderately carbonated. Crisp and clean in the mouth, going down with some slight bubbles but smooth overall. Finish is pretty muted with a messy, lingering aftertaste. Decent.

O: Another solid brew from real ale, Lost Gold IPA is an enjoyable all-around sipper. Every aspect of this beer is solid from the appearance, to the nose, and taste. Worth trying.

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, the Ginger Man in Dallas

cellphone notes

appearance: served in standard pint - body is straw-golden and a bit lighter than many other examples of the style, foamy beige head with nice lacing

smell: pulpy, adequately hopped, notes of lemon zest and white pepper

taste: i liked this IPA - certainly had hit of orange and lemon zest that provided a sharp but controlled citrus taste. This one also came across a bit grassy with 6.6% being hidden quite well

mouthfeel: medium-light

Drinkability: nice

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange with a nice little head.

The smell is very nice. Pine, lemon zest, tangerine, mango, and other tropical goodness abound.

Pine up front with more citrus hanging around. Nice balance and depth. Reminds me of one of our local IPAs that I also enjoy.

The feel is a bit flat, unfortunately, but still pretty good.

I would drink this again. It was refreshing and had some good flavor.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear deep gold body that pours with almost no head. The head is just a bit of lace. After a few minutes, the surface is barren.

Smell - Smells very hoppy. Not shy on the grapefruit hops. Totally dominates he smell. Behind it is some piney hops and some toasted malt aroma.

Taste - Hop-forward, which is good. The hop isn't quite as pronounced as the aroma. Behind the hops is some spicy, almost rye-like malt. Very dry and toasty tasting malts.

Mouthfeel - Not a lot of carbonation, which emphasizes the dry taste from the malts. It leaves an empty bitterness behind. It also makes it feel pretty light in body.

Overall - I was super optimistic going in because of ths smell, but the aroma wasn't backed up by the malts. It seemed like a west-coast attempt with a strange grain bill. I like the hops, but it was too dry and spicy in the back.

Photo of maxwere
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply one of the best (fresh) draft beers you can get in Texas! Surpasses their coffee porter as my favorite real ale. It is not over-the-top like most domestic IPA's but plenty of flavor. Very citrusy smell and taste. I liken it allot to Sierra Nevada Torpedo in this way. Very drinkable beer as well.

Photo of nickhiller
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: kind of hazy, orange colored, slight ring of head with good lacing.

S: fresh mowed grass.

T: bitter hops, grass, resin, rounded out by sweet malt and fruity hops.

M: sharp and full, perfect carbonation, warmth of alcohol on finish.

D: great simple IPA, very drinkable and well balanced.

Photo of dungaree
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its appearance looks very promising with a nice pale amber glow and enticing bubbles clinging to the glass. Not much of a head or lacing. Served at the Saucer in a pilsner glass so maybe there could have been more head that had already dissipated.

I always try to smell before tasting- not very much smell since the glass was full so it didn't leave room for the smell to be captured.

The taste was great! Very fresh hop taste- very crisp and inviting. A pleasure to imbibe. Great mouthfeel and drinkability. Very quaffable. A real winner.

Photo of bum732
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: Grapefruit citrus, bright, some orange, some bready sweetness.

L: Hazy orangish yellow, tight white creamy head, 1/4 retention, good lacing.

T: Some rich maltiness before a follow up of grapefruit citrus. Medium bitterness with some residual maltiness and just a touch of citrus. Touch of spiciness in the finish. some cracker as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation.

Solid, a little malty, might've been a little old, but not bad.

Photo of turfy
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Real Ale is now bottling their Lost Gold.

A- Great looking beer, a deep golden orange with a 1.5 finger off- white head.

S - Mainly pine with some citrus (lemon) and a touch of floral.

T - Earthy, dank hop bitterness with just a touch of malt presence, although that increases somewhat as it warms.

M- Comes across somewhat thin in mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A little more body would have helped IMO.

O - Not bad but not quite on par with some of the better IPA's out there. Somewhat thin and the hop profile a little too earthy for my taste.

Photo of philipquarles
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a clear copper-amber with a small off-white head. Smells of aromatic hops; some grapefruit with cannabis-like notes. Rich biscuity malt. Tastes of citric, herbal hops and full caramel malts. Decently balanced. Medium body. A nice IPA overall.

Photo of goochpunch
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lightly hazed brassy gold body with a fluffy white head. Nose is all citrus hops and pale malt. Flavor is big on hops: bitter lemon peel and a touch of fennel. Long lasting bitterness. Malt offers some sweetness and crisp grain. Mouthfeel is moderate in weight and a bit creamy. Awesome.

Photo of TexIndy
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of 7/19/11 on back label. It was a hazy golden color with slight carb streams. It had a small head that settled into a good collar and some wisps. Good lacing with some sticking.

The aroma was good with pine resin, grassy hops and slight citric (mango?) hops. Not much malt. Got even better as it warmed up. Good taste as well with moderately bitter pine leading the way with enough citric hops to keep from being too bitter. This is a good one if you are working into the more bitter than citrusy IPA's IMHO. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation.

Overall, a rather enjoyable IPA that I highly recommend. Good bitter qualities without being too bitter. Avail here in TX obviously. Rotation - this makes the rotation. Not sure if 6 packs by itself or if in my mixed 6 hop pack. [Y;Y;M6]

Photo of EgadBananas
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to HopsSchnapps for the bottle! I've enjoyed other Real Ale brews, so I'm looking forward to this. c

Pours slightly dark orange color, bolstering a very light off white head that leaves nice lace. Big juicy citrus fruits on the aroma, some tropical fruits, pleasant light sweetness, and a subtle bitterness. Tropical fruits and intense bitterness dominate the taste, along with some of that juicy citrus tangyness and sweetness. Slight crisp bite, sort of slick, slightly dry and overall a nice feel too it.

I tend to lean toward to piny, floral IPAs, but there's no denying that this is a well-made one either which way.

Photo of gtermi
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this beer is amazing. It is really cloudy, but had a nice golden color to it.

The smell is like your typical IPA. It has the hoppy smell with a great fruity smell.

The taste is top notch. This beer has a nice hoppy/ floral taste, but also has some random chocolate characteristics. I don't know if I am mistaking, but I keep getting a slight chocolate malt taste

This beer is also easy to drink. It has a slight crispness and some carbonation, but not much.

Overall this is one of the better IPAs out there. Real Ale has always found a way to impress me with their beers.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

lively pour on this one as the light amber color with a touch of gold highlights was well carbonated. Nice head of white pops up quickly and leaves a good bit of side glass lacing as it works its way down. Light pine and orange peel are mixed in with a very bready, biscuit like aroma, though it could have been a bit stronger. Smooth, bit heavier body here, but well carbonated took a bit away from the crispness of it and the bready flavor really seemed to take control of it mid way through. Light dry finish did not last long and the flavor faded out quickly.

Overall not bad offering here, average for an IPA but very drinkable.

Photo of shellmate
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Just had my 1st one..it's pretty decent and for the price it's well over above average. .i will finish this 6 pack in 2 days probably. .it's good but not as good as lagunitas ipa.

Photo of D11
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into pilsner

A- golden yellow. thick head good lacing but dissipates quickly.

S- hoppy , some citrus and some pine.

T- tastes good. taste the hops and citrus and some pine in there. the pine is nice.

M- has a good feeling to it. crisp, but more watery at the end of the 'drink'.

O- good and worth trying. at first i wasnt crazy about these but now im sad i just drank the last one heh :, figures. i enjoyed the pine.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.