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

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BA SCORE
83
good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HardTarget on 10-25-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kjkinsey, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Mora2000, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

KAF, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

drummermattie02, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

twiggamortis420, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of champ103
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

champ103, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1616th Review on BA
Bottle to City Beer Store tulip
12oz

Best by 01.01.13
Thanks to Shoky01 for this

App- A very clear and bright orange color with a really great amount of translucency. The head on the top was a good 2 fingers and feel to a very nice amount of lace and cling. The lines fell as you took each sip. Very nice looking beer.

Smell- Well I was all excited about this new hop, but it was just kinda there for me. Was looking more for the big tropical citrus burst but instead get more rind with some peach juice and a bit of what I would call some pine needles mixed with dry crackers.

Taste- I was suprised again at this one from the flavor stand point. It had a lot of fruit behind it, but seemed to be like a small unmixed lemonade flavor when you had too much water without enough mix. Zesty, pine and some deep citrus. Just didnt all flow, but was still pretty good.

Mouth- It was fairly light bodied and transitioned into a semi light carbonation level. A bit weak on both aspects. The residual light lemonade and grainy feel was okay. Wouldve prefered more of a punch from it.

Drink- It was good, just didnt blow me away. Fairly solid with a new hop. Good extra.

FosterJM, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Gagnonsux, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Dope, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of allengarvin
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

allengarvin, Sunday at 09:02 PM
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -18.3%

jenray, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

ncaudle, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jheezee, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

RedneckBeerz, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

zonker17, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

duff247, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JohnBender, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jame515, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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!

elNopalero, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of HardTarget
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: While it holds a solid white head that lasts and laces, the beer is full of flakes of particulate matter I'm hoping are hops.

Smell: Kinda funky. A sour apple, smokey, earthy...something. A unique aroma that isn't unpleasant, just very different.

Taste: Same as the smell. An earthiness combined with a citric lemon peel gives a complex profile that again is quite unique. Light catty taste that is hop driven.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation gives a slightly cask feel with a dry finish.

Overall: Lightly bitter with a good supporting base. Crazy hop flavor, definitely worth a try. The chunky nature hurt the overall score.

HardTarget, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
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!

AlCaponeJunior, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Hopmodium, Nov 06, 2012
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Brewers' Cut Signature Hop Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.