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Lost Gold IPA - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPA
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86
very good

393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 11
Gots: 31 | 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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1noa

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-04-2011 17:30:54 | More by 1noa
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dchew85

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-02-2011 16:26:31 | More by dchew85
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awesomedude

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2011 03:21:01 | More by TerpBax
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-28-2011 03:50:52 | More by bbadger
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-27-2011 07:29:57 | More by dcevans
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koolk

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-27-2011 02:44:42 | More by koolk
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-22-2011 06:14:07 | More by Beertracker
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-20-2011 03:22:08 | More by DoctorB2B
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Yulles

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2011 04:24:46 | More by Yulles
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2011 19:21:48 | More by ATXRyan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2011 02:36:34 | More by Texasfan549
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Jdgarcia24

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-16-2011 02:42:06 | More by Jdgarcia24
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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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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 17:37:59 | More by PhatAtUT
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 04:25:51 | More by mjtiernan
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

miikezombie sent me this along with a bunch of other Texas-made goodies in a recent trade. Thanks again, Glen!

Pouring into a Firestone Walker nonic pint glass, this is a slightly hazy, medium orange color with a pillow white foam that's holding up well and leaving lacing along the side of the glass.

Tangerine-like hops, milder herbal quality. Subtle toasted malt. Fermentation aromas seem relatively neutral.

Crisp herbal and citrusy hops. Upfront moderate level of bitterness, Modest, mostly clean malt backbone holds firm, shows off a slight toasted bread. Medium, dry finish with a lingering herbal hop.

Medium-light in body with moderate level of carbonation. Smooth bitterness.

Overall, an enjoyable IPA with firm malt backbone to support the herbal/citrus hops. Would appreciate more flavor in the hops department although the bitterness is smooth and appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 02:18:27 | More by BrewerB
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Muchas gracias to Jefferz5000 for this extra. Poured into a FFF pint glass, this is a dark golden color with a thin wet foam. Crystal clear and darker than average.

It smells more balanced than I prefer, caramel malt giving strong counterpoint to the hops, coming across as more an English IPA than an American IPA. Same with the taste, somewhat sweet up front with a more bitter leafy aftertaste. Carbonation on the low side, not quite cask-like but creamy enough to again remind me of the UK. Very nice if you're not expecting an American IPA, middle-of-the-road if you're after the American style.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 02:20:38 | More by TurdFurgison
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sweethome

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As mentioned in Elissa IPA rating for St. Arnold, compared the two on tasting.

Pour is light golden color. I liked the wispy head. Created a spiders web look on top of the beer.

Nose of citrus and pine cone.

Medium full mouth feel, bittering hops click in quickly. Nice snappy hop bite. Lost of citrus, floral and piney. Easy drinker. Not of the intensity of west coast IPAs, but fits for this market. A full flavored, intense IPA experience, but not over the top. Well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 02:12:13 | More by sweethome
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 20:58:56 | More by Ungertaker
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litheum94

California

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 10/14/11 (just under the gun).

Bright, golden body. Slightly off-white head. Builds to a small cover, then settles out to small patched of bubbles.

Very floral nose, with some spice. Oranges zest and pine. Touch of honey. Cracker malts.

Dry cracker malt flavors at first. Floral and citrus hops. Some tea like herbal tones. Honey sweetness. Smooth and balanced, with a soft bitterness.

Easy drinking, flavorful IPA. Nothing fantastic. Just well made.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 04:54:02 | More by litheum94
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange with a nice little head.

The smell is very nice. Pine, lemon zest, tangerine, mango, and other tropical goodness abound.

Pine up front with more citrus hanging around. Nice balance and depth. Reminds me of one of our local IPAs that I also enjoy.

The feel is a bit flat, unfortunately, but still pretty good.

I would drink this again. It was refreshing and had some good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 02:38:13 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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D11

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into pilsner

A- golden yellow. thick head good lacing but dissipates quickly.

S- hoppy , some citrus and some pine.

T- tastes good. taste the hops and citrus and some pine in there. the pine is nice.

M- has a good feeling to it. crisp, but more watery at the end of the 'drink'.

O- good and worth trying. at first i wasnt crazy about these but now im sad i just drank the last one heh :, figures. i enjoyed the pine.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 06:02:27 | More by D11
Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.