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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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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-16-2013 23:55:00 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2013 15:44:05 | More by csfcmitchell
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archero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2013 01:11:11 | More by archero
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-19-2013 01:30:59 | More by StArnoldFan
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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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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2013 04:16:25 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-11-2013 23:57:58 | More by ilikebeer03
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elNopalero

Texas

4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 19:58:55 | More by elNopalero
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Best-by date 12.11.13 - Seems ambitious considering that I've had this in my fridge for at least a month or two.

Look- A vigorous pour leaves me with half a finger of dense off-white head; tons of visible particulate suspended in the beer; here's to hoping it's unfiltered hop pellets. Cloudy deep amber. Sparse lacing.

Smell- Ripe melon, lemon, papaya, borderline abrasive pine-y aroma. Overall impression of starburst candies and green tea. Develops more cracker-y characteristics as it warms.

Taste- Massively dry-hopped, bitterness milder than expected; I'd guess 65-70 IBU. Green tea, tangerine rind, honey, light treacle, starfruit. Distinct English-y stone fruit ester character, low butteriness. Middle brings out a semi-sweet roasty flavor more along the lines of roasted espresso liqueur-soaked ladyfingers than plain toffee. Bread pudding, perhaps. Compliments the mild-moderate bitterness and mild fruit character very nicely. Resin, white raising, light mineral character on the back end. Nice balance, complexity, overall flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, medium carbonation. Juicy, full feel. Light stickiness, slick, fairly clean finish. Easy drinking, found myself quaffing rather than sipping.

Overall- Very nice, if pricey. It's good to see Real Ale continue to experiment. Not going to blow most hop-heads away, but definitely worth picking up if you can get it and I'll probably be snagging another four-pack. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 06:02:17 | More by Lawl3ss
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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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drinkAK

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-20-2013 02:09:22 | More by Mordhaus
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DocJitsu

California

3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:51:13 | More by DocJitsu
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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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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-10-2013 20:52:51 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

2/5  rDev -49.1%

03-06-2013 23:41:01 | More by Pesci
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 05:37:13 | More by MattSweatshirt
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 19:09:29 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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coldriver

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 19:11:41 | More by coldriver
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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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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-19-2013 02:47:43 | More by bbadger
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-18-2013 06:31:35 | More by tubeyes
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-16-2013 18:21:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2013 06:28:35 | More by pmarlowe
Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.