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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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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-25-2013 02:34:50 | More by MaddDogg84
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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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RealAleBlanco

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-15-2013 05:23:10 | More by RealAleBlanco
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elNopalero

Texas

4.59/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours a malty amber caramel with a burgundy tinge & some lasting foam.

Right off the bat the aroma is hoppy & malty sweet, some mildly dank hops on the aroma compete with a touch of grapefruit.

Flavor is herbal, with some dank medicinal notes, & a piney finish atop a sticky sweet malt that’s balanced by a bracingly bitter b-something of flavor. One to sip & savor, though I could have easily quaffed this too.

04-10-2013 19:58:55 | More by elNopalero
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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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BarryBaker2013

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-10-2013 01:19:40 | More by BarryBaker2013
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-07-2013 01:51:52 | More by ChrisKuhns
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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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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-16-2013 03:26:53 | More by tjkinate
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MentalZombie

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-02-2013 01:38:28 | More by MentalZombie
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-25-2014 00:25:47 | More by CraigTravor
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Kips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-21-2013 01:42:12 | More by JohnBender
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SBoyar1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-20-2013 19:10:58 | More by SBoyar1
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-30-2013 23:41:00 | More by kjkinsey
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jacobbocce72

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-13-2013 03:39:42 | More by jacobbocce72
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-17-2013 00:34:25 | More by barbellsNbeers
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htdoerge

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-29-2014 04:33:42 | More by htdoerge
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2013 00:10:15 | More by drinkAK
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-08-2013 22:26:43 | More by Texasfan549
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-10-2013 02:28:37 | More by ShameAndFailure
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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