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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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Pesci, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Ford, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Brewer’s Cut 004 Imperial Red Ale
Real ale BC
20130630
12oz bottle to Modern pint glass
Imperial Red ale
Best by 12.11.13

A – Poured a little strongly, resulting in one-third finger of head that mostly dissipated in a minute, leaving behind a tan-ish off-white film. The beer is pretty much opaque but a little translucent. It’s cloudy and there’s unexpected sediment in it. It’s a brown color, with a red tinge.

S – Smells earthy and fruity, I like it so far. Brown sugar, dirt, vanilla, grass, and a chocolately, pineappley strawberry-banana like smell. Like some strange smoothie. I can also pick up some alcohol.

T – I get the some dirt, cocoa, and fruit taste, followed by grass and some pine. Quite a strange progression. The cocoa lingers the whole time, staying through the aftertaste with the pine and re-occurrence of the strange fruit flavor. The flavors are borderline muddled, and mud seems to be one of the tastes. As it warms a little, some orange comes out, as does some spiciness from the hops.

M – Medium bodied, pretty well carbonated, but becomes slick in the swallow. Keeps its distance from the tongue.

D – Not a very good red ale, and putting style on the backburner, a pretty average beer overall, but kind of murky. There is some balance between hops and malt though, though it is malt forward but not very ‘red ale’.
All 3’s.
P.S. After reviewing this beer, I see BA has it listed as a DIPA. Well, that might have changed some of my thoughts, but what am I going to do now.

nsheehan, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

jenray, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Ted, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -15.8%

Pours a clear, deep brown amber color with a thin medium caramel colored head. Aromas of pull candy and lemon grass. There are Christmas pull candy and sorghum flavors with hints of overripe fruit emerging. The mouthfeel is unassuming, yet appealing. Not bad, but not great.

DocJitsu, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ygtbsm94, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

StArnoldFan, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

drummermattie02, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Gagnonsux, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Mordhaus, Mar 20, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -9.4%

There is either a ton of yeast or hop particles hanging out in this orangey/amber body. Slightly off-white head that laces well.

Yummy caramel sweetness and a piney citrus hop aroma.

Bitter citrus and resinous pine. Some hefty malt to keep those hops in check. Great balance as far as I’m concerned.

Drinks smooth. Has a medium body and is dry.

There is something a little off about the beer but it is a good hoppy red ale worthy of a try.

MattSweatshirt, Mar 02, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Interesting that this classified as an Imperial IPA - it's clearly malt dominated. 12 oz bottle pours a deep amber with good head and lacing. Caramel toffee aroma with faint display of citrus hops. Taste is dominated by the caramel malts, hops are there but providing bitterness without much flavor. Seems a bit thin somehow for a malt dominated 8.8% beer. This beer seems flat and limp with a metallic yucky aftertaste. After I've read the other reviews perhaps the hop aspect of this beer was very shortlived. Not horrible, but certainly something I would not seek out again.

coldriver, Feb 24, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Pours a dark brick red color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes after a minute. Filmy, patchy lace is left behind.
S: Resinous pine, grapefruit, citrus, and a strong bitterness. Caramel malt for a bit of balance. Though the big hoppy aroma is the show here.
T: Follows the nose with a big hoppy flavors. Resinous pine, bitter grapefruit and citrus. Some burnt toast and caramel malt. Finishes on the bitter side with a slick oily hop feel.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Resinous, piny, oily and slick on the tongue. Not hard to drink. The bottle will be gone in no time. Though not something I am coming back to again and again.

Nothing wrong with this. Actually pretty enjoyable. Though I am not a big hop head. A strong hop bitterness and big hop character that makes this a little to one dimensional for me. Hop heads will enjoy it though.

champ103, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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