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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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Kips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-07-2013 00:28:43 | More by ThirdEyePA
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inlimbo77

Delaware

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 16:50:55 | More by inlimbo77
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-05-2013 00:25:16 | More by jheezee
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-03-2013 20:18:19 | More by brandon911
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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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greid

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-31-2013 01:09:03 | More by greid
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Ted

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-30-2013 23:53:42 | More by Ted
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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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cfrobrew

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-30-2013 15:23:09 | More by cfrobrew
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hoplover82

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 03:53:42 | More by hoplover82
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-24-2013 02:02:21 | More by bkrbdan
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-21-2013 02:53:06 | More by Danobold
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-20-2013 04:47:51 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-19-2013 13:57:45 | More by cdwil
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Ford

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-19-2013 03:04:32 | More by Ford
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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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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 23:26:44 | More by twiggamortis420
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-17-2013 21:48:28 | More by wagenvolks
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jordanmckell

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-17-2013 03:21:51 | More by jordanmckell
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-16-2013 03:42:57 | More by Gagnonsux
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champ103

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 22:20:03 | More by champ103
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TexasBrewSlinger

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 04:34:35 | More by TexasBrewSlinger
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-13-2013 04:32:28 | More by PhatAtUT
Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.