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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPA
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423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
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 TheBigBoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

TheBigBoy, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 7.25.12.
Best by 11:30:12

A - Pours a slightly cloudy, medium orange with an orange fluffy off-white head.

S - Oranges and some sweet subtle malts.

T - Earthy and skanky orange, some bitter hops.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body. pretty bitter.

O - Dark ripe orange with a strong hop bitterness.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint. The brew appears a clear golden color with more of a yellowiah tint around the edges. A white finger of froth sits atop with patchy and finger-like lacing effect. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film.

The smell is fruity with hops. Notes of herbs, pine and a little sulfur make themselves known. Some grapefruit rindy quality fills out the back. There is little to no alcohol noted as well as grain in the nose despite warming up. Not bad.

The taste is herbal with some grapefruit and floral notes. Throughout there is some astringency and a flavor similar to strong tea which is different and unexpected. The aftertaste has some pulp and bitter grassy rind elements. Not bad but some interesting stuff going on here.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. A decent offering but not something I would seek out again.

stakem, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear golden hue with a good two finger white creamy head that slumped down to a nice one finger thick blanket.

S - Lots of bitter pine, slightly dank with some light malty sweetness.

T - Fairly average here. Malty sweetness upfront followed by some pine bitterness. The finish is just lingering bitter pine, not too too crazy here.

M - Fairly average carbonation here. Nice clean bitter finish.

O - Overall this was an alright IPA. Was a bit too one note for my liking.

rudzud, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best before 11/30/12. This poured a light golden color with a large off white head. The smells are nice lots of citrus and grapefruit with s little brown sugar and caramel. The feel is medium, the taste is good nice bitterness, citrus and balance.

DavidST, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ssross
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ssross, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MouthfulOfchris, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ms11781
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ms11781, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Andrewtfox
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Andrewtfox, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Dwtucker90, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

En29356, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of RicoFalcon
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

RicoFalcon, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

reyna311, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of pgfault
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good cask IPA. Not over the top on the IBU's but well balanced. Cloudy and dry hopped, this is a real pleasure to drink. Like most cask IPA's, this has absolutely wonderful mouth feel. The appearance is just a bit on the Orange side of yellow, plus nice and cloudy. Smell is a somewhat light citrus, quite pleasant.

If you can find an establishment serving this cask go out of your way to try a pint.

pgfault, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of garyford
3/5  rDev -21.9%

garyford, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of gfan18
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

gfan18, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of GreatBloomer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

GreatBloomer, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Havion383
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Havion383, May 25, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of diamondc
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge head, lacing, lots of bubbles on the pour. Textbook example on how a IPA should look like.

S: Not much going on, just a bit of dankness, heavy pine, almost bordering on skunk.

T: Pineapple, candied lemon zest, big caramel notes. Resiny pine hop flavors shows up mid-palate.

M: Well balanced between the hops and malts here. Dankness really lingers after each sip.

O: A real good IPA that I can always find fresh. Strange that this is at least 1.50 more than their other year round beers, though.

diamondc, May 23, 2012
Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

barbellsNbeers, May 19, 2012
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

lvoutlawjlh, May 18, 2012
Photo of Mario
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Mario, May 15, 2012
Photo of chebode2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

chebode2, May 11, 2012
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
Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.