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

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83
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HardTarget on 10-25-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

From the bottle. Brewed with Ultra hops.
This pours a straw tan with creamy foam that’s tightly packed and long lasting.
The aroma has characters of a dry grassy hop with a hint of tropical fruit.
It's an intriguing blend which comes across on the palate as well, with a sharp hop bite and a slightly honeyed finish.

Thanks to @xicanobeerrun for the trade!

Photo of champ103
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Hay Merchant in Houston.

A: Pours with a perfect and very attractive orange/copper color. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention and rings of lave all the way down the glass.
S: A really good hoppy aroma. Herbal, white pepper, citrus, fresh cut grass. A lot of descriptors. Though it is all there in balance. Great balance with some toasted caramel malt.
T: Follows the nose with a great hop character. Herbal, peppery, grassy, floral again. Perfectly balanced with sweet malt. Toasted bread and light toffee.
M/D: A medium body. Soft and fine carbonation. Very clean and perfectly smooth. So easy to drink. All day with this.

Real Ale indeed. This is awesome on cask. I have not had a bottle, so I don't know how they compare. Though given my experience with cask versus bottle, I am pretty sure this is superior. Highly recommended on cask.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-review with the old review left in place. The old one was when I had just gotten to this place and was new to the brewery. Now I'm a regular customer of theirs, RABC being not only great beer, but local, and frequently cheeper, tho every bit as good as any other craft brewery in America. Not changing any ratings, just refreshing the review.

original review:

Good looking brew, tannish orange and mostly clear with rising bubbles and a great 1.5 finger white fluffy head and good lacing.

Aroma is great! Crisp and spicy hops are very up front. Pepper and citrus, some earthy malts, and a little fruit.

Flavor is also quite good. Very hoppy for a pale ale, this could easily be an IPA from all the hops flavor, but it's not quite as bitter. Earthiness and peppery spices again make a showing, along with some citrus and a little biscuit malt.

Body is pretty rich and full for a pale ale, yet drinkability is maintained. An earthy hop bitterness finishes it off.

Overall this is a very likeable beer and I'm glad I took the chance and bought a whole sixer of it. I will now have to try more beers from this brewery!

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  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 allengarvin
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.0 - Bright clear amber-gold with a large, frothy head, fading but leaving nice lacing.
S: 3.75 - Nice amount of piney, resinous hops in the nose, with very light malt.
T: 4.0 - Flavor certainly emphasizes the hops, with a load of piney, barky hop flavor. Bitterness isn't extreme, but this is a very dry beer, very well-attenuated. Yeast flavor is pretty neutral. It's about the hops, with just a tad bit of biscuity malt underneath.
M: 4.0 - Light bodied, easy drinking, refreshing in its way.
O: 3.75 - Very good beer, though good hoppy beers are a dime a dozen. Would like more adventureness from RA.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Dope
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by 01.01.13. Whoops.

A: Clear amber pour. Good sized frothy, fluffy white head. Head fades at a moderate pace

S: Herbal hops with a bready malt. Get some onions in the aroma. Like onion rings. Hmph.

T: Again, herbal hops up front. Kinda spicy, interestingly enough. A little bit of pine and black pepper it seems? Dry, toasty bread for the malt. A little bit of that onion ring flavor on the back end.

M: Medium bodied and a touch dry.

O: A pretty interesting APA. This is way past its prime according to the bottle but honestly I didn't find it to be too bad. I imagine it was hoppier before but it doesn't have that signature "old hops" flavor that I was expecting. Just a mildly hoppy and drinkable APA instead. Not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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