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Brewers' Cut Signature Hop Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: HardTarget on 10-25-2012

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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by Lawl3ss:
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4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a stemless tulip pint. Best-by date 1.1.13.

Look- Pale amber-orange with plenty of suspended chunks of what appear to be pelleted hops. I wouldn't call it sediment- there is a LOT of stuff floating in this beer. Dense, craggy head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell- Musky, spicy, subdued lime and sweet citrus. Perhaps some peach, apricot, pear. Fairly sweet, musky biscuit backbone. Nice.

Taste- Much, much drier and earthier than expected. Not much of the sweet citrus present in the nose makes it through, although what's there is an interesting subdued passionfruit-lemon-herbal flavor; overall a very clean, tealike bitterness with a strong toasted cracker malt showing. I don't know that I've tasted this hop before, but in this beer it comes off as a much less aggressive Simcoe. Fairly nuanced, tasty.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, light carbonation, juicy, crisp feel. Exceptional drinkability.

Overall- Very nice showcase of a hop variety that I've not seen before, if all pale ales were this well done, I'd be a very happy man. Intriguing, certainly worth trying if you can get it and I think I'll snag another sixer.

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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma has some wheat notes, as well as some grass, lemon and a bit of orange. The flavor is similar. There is a lot of wheat, caramel and biscuit malt notes, as well as some white pepper and orange peel. I get only a slight amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with a fluffy off-white head. Decent retention and leaves a nice sheet of lace.

Nose is zesty, herbal and floral hoppy goodness. The Herkules hop is an interesting varietal indeed. The base beer is crisp and grainy smelling with a little bit of earthy biscuit.

Taste is crisp and delightful with a zing of floral hop flavor...this hop is almost spicy. More hop flavor than hop bitterness and the malts stay light and neutral. This is one of the better 'showcase-hop' beers I have had and some nice lemongrass comes out as it warms. Mouthfeel is light and breezy, just an easy drinking APA. This is one of those beers I will be happy to pick up another sixer.

Photo of utfiero
2.23/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Color- light gold.

Aroma- pineapple, pine cones, and new latex gloves.

Taste- Starts with a refreshing citrus then finishing with a dull dry bitterness as if the hops were stale. A disappointment from Real Ale in Blanco, Texas.

Tasted on 12/31/2012. Bottle had a "best by" date of 1/27/2013.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6 pack at HEB in Round Rock for about 8 bucks.

Very odd look on this one. Yellow/orange hue, decent head and more than adequate lacing, but just a ton of sediment floating around in the pint glass. Looked a bit unappealing.

An odd scent as well...some sour funk, earthy hops, maybe a ripe apple too? Not bad, just not sure how to categorize.

Taste is similar to the smell. An almost sour, earthy hoppiness and some very biscuity malt. Getting a fairly heavy bit of lemon rind as well. This one is just hard to categorize. A very dry, slightly bitter mouthfeel makes you want to take another sip.

It almost seems like this beer is in the final stage...just not quite ready for prime time. I may be judging too harshly based on the amount of sediment.

Not one of my Real Ale favorites.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Brewers' Cut Signature Hop Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
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