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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

146 Reviews
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Reviews: 146
Hads: 518
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 21.76%
Wants: 16
Gots: 99 | 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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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by 10.14.11

A: Nice one and a half finger egg white head that recedes super slowly. Lacing right away, hanging around all down the glass until the end. Golden yellow and pretty hazy with lots of floaties.

S: Lots of citrus juice right off the bat as soon as the bottle is opened, primarily grapefruit. Very fruity. Pine follows up with a slight backing from some sweet buttery toasty malts. Hop oil and resin is all over. Smells great.

T: A little sharper here than in the nose. Citrus leads off (though way less than expected from the aromas), but the earthy pine notes take over a little too much in a really aggressive way. Pine and oak. Way more bitter than citrusy. Strong yeast and biscuit malt backbone does well to balance this somewhat. Lots of resin. As it warms the citrusy notes start to come out more and it's a lot more enjoyable.

M: Really bright. Something a little bit more tame would have balanced the woody notes a little bit better, I think. Pretty sticky on the finish.

O: Really pretty good. Some of the hop imbalance in the taste as compared to the nose is a little much - if it tasted just a little more like it smelled it would be fantastic.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of legalag11
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of ericstites
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of withliterature
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of fivehoursfree
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of Catfish0807
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Soonami
2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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Photo of Tylerncc
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Porter_Hoarder
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cisteve
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Jackp_43
3.59/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of Matty412
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%
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.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.