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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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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 17
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JMad on 01-05-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bkrbdan, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

csfcmitchell, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

PhatAtUT, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

pmarlowe, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

PaulUH, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

archero, May 13, 2013
Photo of TexasBrewSlinger
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

TexasBrewSlinger, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper red in color.

This beer reminds me of furious and is quite good. Lots of grapefruit and hop resin. Floral and juicy with a little bit of a malt backbone.

Nice and hoppy with some bitterness and malts to balance it out. I like it. Ends a little sticky.

mothman, Jan 12, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Best before 12/13/13
Unmarked Riedel tulip

A: Pours a pretty deep amber color. Initially almost two fingers of slightly off white egg shell like head. Leaving some sticky lacing. There are some floaties in there, not clear at all.

S: Good nose here. Getting nice hop character: more earthy and pine like hop aroma. Then that traditional red ale comes through, nutty light caramel and slight toffee.

T: Nice prick of hop bitterness right on tip of the tongue. It's that nice pine character from the nose. Mid palate still getting earthy and slight herbal hop flavors, but met by the deep red ale malts. Hints if caramel and toffee. That nuttiness. Finish is dry and there is lingering hop flavors that stick with you.

M: Nice big medium. Mouth coated with hops.

inlimbo77, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jheezee, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

cfrobrew, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sazz9, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

XicanoBeerRun, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ExaltedNecrosis, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Xzfgiimtsath, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BlueMoon10, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

cdwil, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking brew. Red and clear with a good lasting head and pretty good lacing too.

The nose is super hops with a side of hops. Lots of pine, citrus, lemon peel. Faint biscuit malt and caramel.

Flavor is nice, lots of hops come forth right away. Citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, pine, along with a more pronounced and somewhat balancing malt character.

Body is a bit slick, pretty full, and finishes bitter from the hops.

I like this one, it's damn tasty. Another success from Real Ale.

AlCaponeJunior, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Canti4341, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

drh1382, May 23, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/11/2013. Pours hazy and cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and good complexity of dark malt and hop notes, with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Slight pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of hop and dark malt flavors; with a near perfect malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial red ale! All around nice balance balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ThirdEyePA, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Danobold, Jan 21, 2013
Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.