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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

406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | 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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UHCougar12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-09-2014 22:53:36 | More by UHCougar12
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stoney1031

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-04-2013 18:50:42 | More by stoney1031
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2011 03:31:37 | More by trojankeg
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-07-2013 22:05:49 | More by Bearman13
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1noa

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-04-2011 17:30:54 | More by 1noa
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nandemo1

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%

From my tasting notes: I had the Lost Gold on draft and it poured a golden amber with decent white head. It is definitely a maltier IPA which gives it a good balance, but it could have used a bit more hops punch for my tastes. I don't mean to take away from the Lost Gold as it is a fine beer and a good local IPA option. Ultimately this is another great offering from Real Ale that is definitely worth your time and taste-buds.

11-06-2013 20:13:24 | More by brurevu
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Dat

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-17-2012 21:59:28 | More by Dat
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JReites

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-26-2013 22:38:35 | More by JReites
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 17:56:48 | More by YaKnowBrady
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Berg77

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-02-2014 15:58:09 | More by Berg77
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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-13-2013 00:27:27 | More by strangebrew1981
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czillmer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-02-2013 02:31:21 | More by czillmer
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tpgraham

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-19-2014 15:18:37 | More by tpgraham
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cisteve

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-07-2012 02:03:12 | More by cisteve
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drewba

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

A - Golden orange, mostly transparent that pours with a half finger white head that quickly goes down to nothing but a few bubbles on the rim.

S - sharp lemon, huge grass, orange and mango with a little caramel and butter malt character. Smells faintly of weed.

T - This is like sculpin mixed with two hearted, holy balls. Hugely floral and bright lemon & orange zest, mango, papaya, hints of pine and grapefruit in the end. Then a lovely and subtle malt balance comes waltzing in providing some caramel, bread and butter, it saves the day before it heads back to a little more of that delicious and slightly bitter in the finish.

M - body is a little light, but the carbonation pops and makes this a quick drinker. I'm flying through a bottle. Mostly because that idiot, Oreo decided he wanted to share MY BEER with ME.

O - This is going to be a perma-want and I cannot wait to try this again. Absolutely a diamond in the rough and I'm very glad that it's on my radar.

05-20-2011 03:39:08 | More by drewba
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-30-2012 21:28:48 | More by Tech_Savy
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

12 oz bottle marked "11.09.11 Best if consumed by this date" poured into a pint glass

A- Golden orange with visible carbonation lines. A fluffy, white one-finger head formed on the top and slowly faded to a sticky lacing.

S- The aroma is muted, but I pick up floral notes with some grapefruit, orange peel and a very faint pine.

T- Citrus hits hard up front then makes a smooth transition to a floral and piney flavor and finishes with a great bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- Light to medium with an almost champagne-like carbonation.

O- The muted aromas had me worried. Then, I tasted it. What a great IPA! Whatever was lacking in aroma was more than made up for in flavor.

10-19-2011 20:58:56 | More by Ungertaker
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Bagman007

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -1%

Served on tap in a pint glass.

A- Has a very light, clear amber coloring with not a whole lot of head.

S- Has somewhat of a mild hoppiness to the scent.

T- Your typical hoppy but not too hoppy IPA taste with just a tad bit of citrus thrown in.

M- Medium body, bitter, but not overly bitter. Slightly dry finish.

D- Fairly drinkable beer. Definitely can have several of these in a sitting.

Overall a very solid IPA from Real Ale. This brewery has been kind of hit or miss with me and this is definitely a hit.

01-20-2009 00:36:54 | More by Bagman007
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KZE80

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-19-2012 20:25:10 | More by KZE80
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bellb

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2013 23:17:59 | More by bellb
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nsheehan

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%

Lost Gold IPA
Real Ale
20130623
12oz bottle to English Pub pint
IPA
Best by 11.24.13

A – Thin head that quickly dissipated. Cloudy, can see a lot of sediments. Quite orange colored, slightly translucent. Not very appealing.

S – I get orange, pineapple, lemon and hay. A tiny bit of pine and something light like vanilla or coconut. The light smell is slightly earthy, making me lean toward coconut. I find myself wanting a little more pine in here. When I lightly swirl it, I pick up some momentary butter.

T – Some citrus and grass up front, butter with citrus in the middle, and some pine with a good low level of bitterness on the back end. After a few sips, I find myself liking this progression more than on the first sip. I do like the aftertaste quite a bit, the citrus and pine linger through without being too bitter.

M – Medium body, leaning toward the heavy side slightly. Even so, I feel like it keeps its distance from the tongue, making it feel artificially thin. Feels like a good carbonation level in the mouth despite just a wisp of head and a handful of bubbles. Finishes with a good dryness, slightly above average but not by much for an IPA. I’d like if some of the ‘weight’ in the mouth could be transferred to make the perceived mid sip feel a tad thicker (than thin).

D – Seems like an average IPA. Very fruity, but needing a bit more pine. Before I liked IPAs, I probably would’ve found this amazing; it’s definitely a gateway IPA, and for that it is laudable. However, I’m finding the balance to be off in STM. I think the malt level is pretty much good, but some more pine-bearing hops could be added.
3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.25, 3.25; 3.3

08-18-2013 17:04:41 | More by nsheehan
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JonathanL7890

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

On tap at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek. Poured into a pint glass with about 1/4 in of head. Color is a deep golden transparent. Aroma is of floral hops.
Taste: There is a delicate bitterness , Fills the mouth with floral hoppiness. Some grapefruit notes.
Mouthfeel: very typical for a good IPA.
Drinkability: very drinkable. I wish this was not just a seasonal offering from Real Ale. If it were available in bottles it would probably be my go-to IPA (or my on-deck hitter with Saint Arnold Elissa IPA).
I enjoy this beer quite a bit and I am sad to see the end of the season for it.

11-01-2008 17:27:29 | More by JonathanL7890
Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.