The Imperial Texan | Martin House Brewing Company

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151 Ratings
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The Imperial TexanThe Imperial Texan
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tubeyes on 04-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
151
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.73/5  rDev +23.8%
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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Photo of jdwilliamson79
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +17%
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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4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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