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Empire (Barrel-Aged Lost Gold IPA) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Empire (Barrel-Aged Lost Gold IPA)
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-20-2010)
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Reviews by bisonkron:
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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Deep copper in color. Off white head. Evenly Cloudy.

S- sweet fruit smells. Hops stick out. Orange and grassy aromas stick out as well.

T - Citrus-y with a nice hop bite. The oak is very present as well.

M - Very acidic, low carbonation, it was nice but not easy to drink.

O- lost gold has been one of my favorites this summer, and this one was even better. Won't be able to find it around much, but I really enjoyed it none the less.

bisonkron, Jun 26, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio.

The beer pours a gold color with a white head. The aroma is orange and other citrus fruit with some oak mixed in. The flavor is more the same. It tastes like heavily oaked oranges and grapefruits with a nice, bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 20, 2010
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On tap at Blac Sheep. Pours up a hazy burnt orange. Quickly fading whitehead. Nose of apricot, oak, citrus. Taste same as the nose. Subtle but tasty hops. Pretty damn sweet. Nice lil oaky flavor. I dig it. Very smoothe, very muddled carbo. Medium bodied. I could totally drink this how all day, gangsta pork chops!!!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rudyard's.

A: Pours a semi hazy golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms that sticks around for a while. Light lace is left behind.
S: Very vinous and almost tart fruits up front. Musky grapes with a lingering hop bite. Floral, citrus, and grassy aromas all work really well with the wine barrels and fruits. I love the aroma.
T: To bad non of the aroma carried over. Up front is a very light vinous/grape character. Citrus, grass, light bitterness. Sweetness lingers, and pretty much dominates after a while.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Though a bit on the watery side. Easy enough to drink. I had no problems finishing.

I was looking forward to this. The nose is really amazing, but not much else stands out. This is worth a try, and I did enjoy it. Though there are better barrel aged beers by Real Ale and other breweries available.

champ103, Mar 30, 2011
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Empire (Barrel-Aged Lost Gold IPA) from Real Ale Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.