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

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BA SCORE
83
good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-25-2012 14:53:09 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-06-2012 23:13:51 | More by Texasfan549
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 04:28:31 | More by Mora2000
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-22-2013 17:48:31 | More by drummermattie02
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 21:07:09 | More by twiggamortis420
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champ103

Texas

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.

Serving type: cask

12-08-2012 20:56:29 | More by champ103
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FosterJM

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 22:07:28 | More by FosterJM
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-26-2012 01:43:43 | More by Gagnonsux
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-12-2012 23:04:27 | More by jenray
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Dope

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 03:11:25 | More by Dope
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ncaudle

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-26-2013 23:28:42 | More by ncaudle
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

12-30-2012 15:33:35 | More by RedneckBeerz
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-24-2013 19:33:31 | More by duff247
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-05-2013 15:43:20 | More by jheezee
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2014 02:56:40 | More by TX-Badger
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

07-25-2014 22:38:42 | More by zonker17
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HardTarget

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 04:18:06 | More by HardTarget
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-02-2013 02:01:22 | More by Jame515
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-20-2013 00:39:34 | More by JohnBender
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 21:44:34 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-06-2012 03:39:55 | More by Hopmodium
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 22:43:57 | More by greenspointexas
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%

11-18-2012 06:43:36 | More by pmarlowe
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-17-2013 01:33:42 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%

05-25-2014 00:25:57 | More by CraigTravor
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Brewers' Cut Signature Hop Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.