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Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JMad on 01-05-2013)
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drewsif

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-08-2013 20:51:46 | More by drewsif
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2013 04:16:25 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TexasBrewSlinger

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured in to a standard pint glass.

appearance: Nice copper/amber color. Head dissipates quickly. No haze.

nose: First impression is pretty citrus fruit and floral notes. There is a good bit of caramel sweetness to back it up.

taste:There is a little dark fruit in there with all that caramel malt. The grapefruit and pine flavors come through more distinctly on the palate than on the nose. There is a pretty good interplay between the sweet malt and the bright/ bitter hop notes.

Overall: I like this pretty well. It has balance. The almost 9% alcohol doesnt poke through at all. Good but not distinctive enough to wow me.

01-13-2013 04:34:35 | More by TexasBrewSlinger
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-05-2013 00:25:16 | More by jheezee
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +21.6%

This is probably my favorite Real Ale I've had. Definitely hope this beer makes it into their year round lineup.

Appearance: Beautiful red body, classic Imperial Red IPA look. Beautiful white head. Very frothy. Lots of yeast particles floating in the beer but that doesn't bother me at all. The look of this beer is very similar to Great Divide's Hercules, except more red.

Smell: lots of red apple and caramel. Very sweet and pleasant smelling beer. Also very strong smell.

Mouthfeel: very drinkable and crisp but still maintains a frothy carbonation that is absolutely wonderful.

Taste: very sweet upfront. Lots of caramel sweetness and red apple "crispness" then it smooths out towards the finish and leave you with a very balanced and crisp hop taste. Not a palate ruiner but gives you enough of a punch to notice.

Overall: If you can find this beer, then grab a four pack or two. You won't regret it. I'm thinking about buying two more four packs and aging one of them.

03-09-2013 05:35:21 | More by Dwtucker90
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-28-2013 00:48:20 | More by JamLand
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-18-2013 21:04:07 | More by bccocx
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cfrobrew

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-30-2013 15:23:09 | More by cfrobrew
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Sazz9

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2013 23:00:07 | More by Sazz9
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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Mississippi

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-18-2013 00:31:01 | More by BlueMoon10
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed red color with ample tan head. Very nice retention and lacing.

Nose leans strongly to the hoppy side of the spectrum with tropical, pine and citric peel aromas leading the charge. Maybe a bit of toffee/biscuit malt as it warms, but they dont jump out at you.

Taste is pretty damn good actually. The hop flavors pop more than the bitterness and the whole hop profile is vibrant and spicy. Caramel and toffee malts are more impactful than in the nose, which I think even the most ardent of hopheads will agree helps this particular beer. It gives it a more rounded profile and adds a touch of sweetness to help offset the heavy load of hops. Mouthfeel is fine, goes down smooth and everything works together well. Solid offering that I will definitely buy another 4-pack of before it disappears from shelves.

01-17-2013 23:26:44 | More by twiggamortis420
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-14-2013 05:41:34 | More by Kips
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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JMad

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%

The beer pours a red color with a little burnt orange and an off white frothy head. It has a strong caramel smell with some grapefruit and pine. The taste is sweet with lots of sugar, citrus, and pine oil. Feels thick and heavy but the carbonation is soft and add a nice texture, the finish is very dry which is preferred, to me at least. I think this is up there with the best beers I have ever had, the sweetness hits you first then the bitterness of the hops completely takes over. I would recommend this beer to anyone.

01-05-2013 22:26:31 | More by JMad
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Texas

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Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.