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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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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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Photo of pmarlowe
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

pmarlowe, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Danobold, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kew, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

csfcmitchell, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BlueMoon10, May 18, 2013
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
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.

MattSweatshirt, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of StArnoldFan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

StArnoldFan, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ilikebeer03, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +27.2%

MaddDogg84, May 25, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sazz9, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ExaltedNecrosis, May 16, 2013
Photo of JMad
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JMad, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

archero, May 13, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

tubeyes, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
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.

Lawl3ss, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Canti4341, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of hoplover82
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear deep amber color with a creamy/rocky off white head that has ok retention and very good strong lacing.
S- The aroma is a little tame at first with notes of caramel and mild floral/piney/citrusy hops. Mild yet very comlex. I'll bet the aroma will open up quite a bit after warming up a little. Oh yes, as this beer warms a little, and with a swirl of my glass, the nose opens wide up with much of the same as mentioned above, just more in yo face than while still cold.
T-The flavor if much of the same. Straight foward with burned caramel and a pungent bouquet of hops. Pine is the more prodominant hop in the taste. I don't think this should be catagorized as a double IPA, I think they got it right and intended on making an imperial amber ale. It's almost barleywine-like imo. If I'm judging this as a double IPA, it has lower scores, but as an imperial amber ale, it has high scores. (Just to make it clear, I'm judging this as an imperial amber ale, not IIPA)
M-Very slick and sweet with a long bitter finish and medium to low carbonation.
O-I really like this beer. It's a very good hoppy beer for the "cooler" south texas nights. Very glad I made myself splurge and bought a four pack. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who loves big hoppy beers.

hoplover82, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of coldriver
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.

coldriver, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

XicanoBeerRun, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

bccocx, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

cfrobrew, Jan 30, 2013
Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.