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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPA
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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
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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SavvyStudent

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

01-22-2013 23:24:50 | More by SavvyStudent
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FoamRanger


2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It hurts me to write this review. I was so excited when I found it in the store.

A - The color is nice...a fruity looking orange with a pretty white head. Looks unfiltered like a Hefe.

S - The first thing to hit my nose is bitter hops and a sweet/floral second glance. The head went away quickly leaving some nice lacing.

T - Wow - very hop forward but where is the complexity? Where is the balance? Seems to be all bitter hops. The hops get in the way of tasting anything else.

M - The feel on the tongue is very dry and the hops are still just too "in my face"...and I love hops.

O - I'm disappointed overall with this IPA. It's hops, hops, hops and then a hoppy, sort of, dank aftertaste. I will say this...the lacing and color are gorgeous. But, I think they need to go back to the drawing board and redesign the overall balance, or lack there of.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 13:16:18 | More by FoamRanger
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MikeH210

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

01-20-2012 20:32:39 | More by MikeH210
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Rozyravens

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

04-17-2012 02:02:05 | More by Rozyravens
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-12-2013 02:57:32 | More by Syracuse12
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Nightwish1094

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

05-30-2014 10:10:50 | More by Nightwish1094
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

12-17-2012 01:10:45 | More by t0rin0
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 04:19:02 | More by Soonami
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DevilsCups

New York

2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle, served into a Duvel tulip.

A - A promising yellowish orange, akin to Southern Tier's 2XIPA. Good looking, abundant pillowy white head.

S - Lemony hops and pale-ale malts. There's a bit lemon zest aroma from this.

T - Follows the nose. Tart lemony hop notes, with a tad of malts towards the back end. This super fresh bottle drinks like it's been aged for a while. Not bad, but a strong lemon note similar to the zest you get form Sam Adams Summer Ale.

M - Carbonation is good and the mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

O - Okay beer. Nothing I'd seek out or trade for. Grabbed this as an extra in a trade. As it warms the flavors get a bit off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 04:59:49 | More by DevilsCups
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bisonkron

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

growler into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: white head with long retention. clear golden color. great carbonation, as most of real ale's offerings have. no lace to speak of.

S: very light smell. Citrus and sweet.

T: the hop bitterness is very subdued and light for an IPA, high drink-ability, but a bit less of a kick than most IPAs. Some floral/fruit characteristics. fairly sweet and citrus-y.

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. close to a pilsner.

M: very light and crisp. great carbonation. low bitterness but for a hot day, its great to be able to drink a few of these to cool off.

O: overall, its a great session beer for me, has a little kick to it, but also has great drink-ability, one of my favorite local IPAs here in central Texas.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2011 16:03:40 | More by bisonkron
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LittleDon

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy amber with very little head or lace. Aroma is caramel and honey, with a bit of pine resin and alcohol. Healthy amount of carbonation. Flavor is earthy with most of the bitterness coming at the back end. There's a subtle, yet strange, acidity in the finish. Medium body.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 21:29:50 | More by LittleDon
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samogletree

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a mug. Best by 03.06.12

A - Somewhat of a golden orange look with a small white head.

S- The smell seems somewhat suppressed but there is still a lot of citrus and a little pine.

T- Tastes quite good, much better than I was expecting. The citrus is strong up front and there is little bitterness to follow.

M- Crisp but with little carbonation.

O- Was not expecting much from this IPA because I tend to enjoy beers with a lot of hops but I was pleasantly surprise with the citrus and pine flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 06:04:48 | More by samogletree
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-01-2012 17:16:16 | More by acurtis
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-22-2011 06:14:07 | More by Beertracker
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-14-2014 04:15:29 | More by bostonryan
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2014 14:22:36 | More by Karibourgeois
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-06-2012 19:54:57 | More by cfalovo97
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Aprice34

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-12-2014 03:03:32 | More by Aprice34
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garyford

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-13-2012 18:26:59 | More by garyford
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-25-2013 13:58:51 | More by phishbone23
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Pesci

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-02-2013 01:39:24 | More by Pesci
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nandemo1

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-31-2011 00:50:19 | More by nandemo1
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Kuges

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-30-2012 20:16:34 | More by Kuges
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-30-2011 18:54:42 | More by jenray
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Falien02

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-07-2014 12:42:17 | More by Falien02
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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.