The Imperial Texan | Martin House Brewing Company

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3.86/5
Very Good
151 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company
Texas, United States
martinhousebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Double Red IPA

This is a heavy-duty 9% abv red ale with a profusion of hop flavor and aroma. This beer is as big and proud as Texas. Because we add almost two pounds of American hops per barrel very late in the beer making process, The Imperial Texan is able to retain a wondrously piney and resinous hop character that perfectly balances its smooth but strong and dry malt backbone. This beer has a sticky presence that puts each sip perfectly on the tongue.

The Imperial Texan was brewed to enjoy around a fire with close friends while reminiscing over the day’s killer mountain bike ride.

Added by tubeyes on 04-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,307
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
151
pDev:
12.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
Gots:
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Full of fresh flavor on both malt and hop sides. Beautiful color, head, carbonation, and feeling.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great beer overall.

initial taste is very smooth with piney hops and a citrus grapefruit aftertaste.

with it's high alcohol content, it is a very unsuspecting beer.

12 dollars will buy you a 4 pack of 16oz cans. at first I was very skeptical, but after my first taste I could immediately detect high quality ingredients as well as a lot of hard work put into a very well thought out beer. I will definitely be drinking this beer more often.

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A: Beer pours a nice red body with a half inch thick white head

S: A delicious smell of fresh hops hits me in the face. There is also a nice sweetness to it.

T: Tons of bitter hops and it tastes delicious in this style. It's almost more like and imperial IPA IMO.

M: Strong bit of carbonation on the back of the throat.

O: It's nice to finally have a nice beer from Fort Worth that's actually worth something... Take note Rahr.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

*Now described as a "double red double ipa" as well as an abv boost to 9%*
I bought this not feeling very optimistic about 6 months ago, I have since bought this again twice. I haven't had the best luck with texas brewers Deep Ellum being the only one I've enjoyed most offerings from.
L: R/G colorblind so not gonna comment on color. About average clarity. Head is 1" thick dissipating into 1/16" ring around the edge of the glass and a thin film all the way across. S: booze off the top followed by peachy hops very soft malt finish. T: red malt followed by booze and finishing in a very grassy/hoppy taste.. I like. After taste of booze. Burps taste like the snow crab raviolis I had for dinner (unrelated). F: more carbonation than you normaly see in a dipa this high abv. Feels slightly unnatural. Although it lacks the syrupy quality also present in an average dipa. O: the best "big beer" ive found in texas. Have bought again and will buy again. Not a favorite but it fits a very particular craving I actually tend to get.

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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 151 ratings
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