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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 14
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a massive head sitting atop the light amber colored liquid; impressive retention and lacing

Smell: Sugary malts with a floral, citrusy bouquet

Taste: Shortbread, up front, joined by floral citrus through mid-palate; balanced, after the swallow and though the flavor is rather sweet, it does not approach being cloying

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Surprisingly good, even though it is a bit sweeter than I prefer

Thanks, mhenson42, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 08, 2012
Photo of suspect
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Thanks to miikezombie for the hookup.

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a big, frothy, 2 finger white head that certainly takes it's time whittling it's way down to chunky glaciers. Lacing is thick and sticky and leaves its mark the entire way down.

S: Lots going on in the nose - I think the malts hit first with an immediate hop hit to follow. I'm afraid it's not entirely balanced based on the nose because it's not as hop forward as I would expect from an IPA. Subtle lemon and honey also make their way forward towards the end.

T: Man, the flavor is definitely better than the nose. Lots of grapefruit hop presence followed by a big beautiful malt backbone. It's got the same lemon zest and touch of honey sweetness that was in the nose, right around the same spot...towards the end.

M: Nice creamy mouthfee with perfect carbonation. Hop oil coating leaves my mouth aching for more.

O: Really nice IPA! Was a bit hesitant moving into tasting this based on the smell but the flavor was absolutely wonderful. I am thankful that I have another bottle!

suspect, May 01, 2012
Photo of FreshZ
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

FreshZ, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Rozyravens
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Rozyravens, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of DCon
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

DCon, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light, clear, golden-amber colored brew with a goodly white fluffy head and a full wall of crackled lacing. The nose gets yeasty wheat and citrus ideas. Nothing over the top but a bit hoppy as hoped. The flavor brings sweet lemon bread and grassy edges. Yeast and malt over citrus, this brew is light-medium bodied stuff with solid carbonation that delivers a lively but slightly aqueous feel. Very drinkable though a tad sweet. Hoppy enough but nothing overdone. Very decent!

Durge, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of cisteve
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of FATH3RH0P5
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

FATH3RH0P5, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

BJasny, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

redfox405, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Kuges
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Kuges, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of DevilsCups
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.

DevilsCups, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

facundoCNB, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of jtomaka65
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

jtomaka65, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of 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.

FoamRanger, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of JedSeed
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JedSeed, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Bondaddyjr, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of notalumberjack
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

notalumberjack, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of samogletree
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.

samogletree, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Onioncreek512
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Onioncreek512, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of DallasHopking
5/5  rDev +30.2%

DallasHopking, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Listers
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Listers, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of lizfig
5/5  rDev +30.2%

lizfig, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.