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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPA
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87
very good

395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-29-2004)
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lizfig

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

02-10-2012 17:58:13 | More by lizfig
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PissWarmChango

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-09-2011 15:18:15 | More by PissWarmChango
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-14-2011 17:04:50 | More by bentwookie
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awesomedude

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-01-2011 16:29:56 | More by awesomedude
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beerdiablo

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Real Ale does it again with an exceptional IPA that has plenty of hop heavyness without the oily & abrasive characteristics of its hop-monster bretheren.This seasonal release from Real Ale is draft only. Once their capacity is expanded with the new brewery - it will be bottled.

What we have here is a dark-copper colored brew with little head that is very aromatic of hops. In fact, RA put the batch through a 55 gallon drum filled with hops just to round things out and this faired well.

I recommend two of these in a session but space them out to keep things special.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2005 22:22:17 | More by beerdiablo
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DallasHopking

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

02-15-2012 20:36:47 | More by DallasHopking
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maxwere

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2007 19:06:57 | More by maxwere
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Mayhewbc

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

10-09-2012 23:50:42 | More by Mayhewbc
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-10-2013 20:55:29 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Erick1979

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-26-2013 02:47:11 | More by Erick1979
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

04-02-2012 15:29:25 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

08-21-2013 00:19:55 | More by jngrizzaffi
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden hazy yellow pour into a pint glass with a solid inch of head and enormous amounts of lacing. smells like a piney forest, honey, grapefruit. oh my, this is one of the best tasting ipa's i've encountered. pine, slight earthyness, foral hops, bitter hops, caramel / honey sweetness, slightly citrusy.. this has it all and ends up PERFECTLY balanced. medium bodied ipa with very sticky lacing.. my moustache is sticking together with greatness and every time i lick it it's like a delicious reminder. lightly carbonated, very tasty, beautiful looking ipa. this is a LOT like cape may brewery's ipa, which is, til this day - hands down, the best ipa i have had.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 23:45:05 | More by facundoCNB
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Dusty6467

Texas

4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: golden (hence the name), single finger head that dissipates relatively quickly but leaves a nice lacing, lots of carbonation bubbles at first but almost none after it settles

S: strong hop smell of grapefruit, pine, lemon; smells great!

T: good light IPA, not overboard on the hops (could use more dry hops in my opinion), slight bitterness that finishes dry. This is a good, session able beer, but I expected more.

M: light, low carbonation, good summer beer

O: overall, not a bad beer but for the price there are much better IPAs out there

UPDATE: I got a 6er of this beer again and found it to be extremely better than the 1st time I had it. I'm not sure if it's bottle-conditioned or varies bottle to bottle, but wow this is a great great beer. Thank you Real Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:53:55 | More by Dusty6467
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hoplover82

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was extremely impressed with this one. My first impression was that it almost smells and feels like a lager. Must have fermented in low temperatures. This was definentely one of the lower IBU IPAs I actually like.

This great beers pours a hazy golden color with a relatively small white head.

Not one of the hops overpower each other. Very well balanced and quite mild for the kind of hops used. The aroma is a little fruity and floral and the flavor tastes like it smells.

Nice light hop flavor lingers for a while.

Quite a refreshing and extremely smooth IPA. The best from Real Ale by far.

Thanks Real Ale. The Lord bless the hop harvest!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 20:35:16 | More by hoplover82
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

8oz. pour into a stemless snifter at the Whip-In, Austin.

Lost Gold is a beauty of an IPA, with a massive tuft of eggshell white head that sticks around for the duration of the drink, eventually forming a biscuit-shaped dollop of foam in the center of the glass. The body is clear, with a golden-straw hue and no visible signs of carbonation. Aromatically, this IPA hits all the style requirements, and then some. Juicy citrus hops and minty grasses dazzle the nose, while a backbone of pale malts provides a tantalizing hint of sweetness.

The flavor ain't half bad either. And by that, I mean to say this beer is one of the best IPA's I've tried in quite some time. Starting off with a quick burst of grapefruit and tangerine, the hops shift gears on the back of the palate to lay down a bitter bite of pine and herbal resins. Pale malts balance the flavor throughout, adding a nice, crisp sweetness to the experience. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, nicely carbonated, and refreshingly juicy for the style, making this one of the more drinkable of Texas' IPA's. Real Ale hit it out of the park with this beer, and if they're reading this review, I say: BOTTLE LOST GOLD!!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2009 19:30:01 | More by wagenvolks
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withliterature

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-13-2013 15:07:00 | More by withliterature
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sigej

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-15-2012 22:57:01 | More by sigej
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-08-2012 19:53:33 | More by Dwtucker90
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gsumers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-22-2014 20:53:52 | More by gsumers
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Ashlelope


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-05-2014 21:03:39 | More by Ashlelope
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zildjian2800

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-01-2012 23:55:54 | More by zildjian2800
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Grocerystowe


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-08-2012 20:01:52 | More by Grocerystowe
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-18-2014 06:26:50 | More by mhaugo
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-02-2012 00:27:01 | More by redfox405
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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.