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

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BA SCORE
83
good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 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
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

abex44, Dec 10, 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 Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiernan, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Lawl3ss, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of obrike
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

obrike, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

pmarlowe, Nov 18, 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
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 06, 2012
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Brewers' Cut Signature Hop Pale Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.