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The Imperial Texan | Martin House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
152 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:
#11,795
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
152
pDev:
12.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Rich reddish brown color with a thick beige head and great lacing. Very fragrant wth hint of cherry along with citrus. Taste is piney with citrus and roasted malt. Not as good as Velvet Hammer but a great beer!

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3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, just not that good either... felt syrupy and without great clarity of flavor.
Fort Worth, Texas, Feb 2017

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3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

04/22/2016

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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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The Imperial Texan from Martin House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 152 ratings
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