Brewers' Cut Double IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewers' Cut Double IPABrewers' Cut Double IPA

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kjkinsey on 01-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with 'best if consumed by' date of 01/21/2015 printed on the back label. My first beer from Real Ale Brewing Co., acquired as an extra via my first trade with Texan956. Thank you, sir. "Edition No. 010".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a good coppery orange colored body with some nice clarity to it. About a finger of off-white head that leaves behind good scattered lacing. Looks about average, but it looks very nice.

S - Smell is comprised of juicy earthy piney hops, grapefruit, oranges / tangerines, caramel malt, and some soapiness. Floral and tropical smelling. A fairly average smelling IPA, but it smells very fresh and appealing.

T - The taste follows the nose - this is more or less just another nice IPA, nothing very "Double" or "Imperial" about this IPA. No massively amped up malt or hop content. Very juicy / floral / herbal hop content though - pine needles, tangerine, orange rinds, grapefruit. Bready caramel malt to balance things out. Tastes very nice.

M - The feel is crisp and clean, with good hop resins / bitterness clinging to the palate. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a slightly above average IPA from Real Ale, but a very nicely made one at that. Simple, yet delicious and drinkable, with a well hidden abv (7.50% abv according to BeerAdvocate; not listed anywhere on the bottle). A nice IPA, glad to have tried it, but it isn't something I would seek out again.

Real Ale Brewers' Cut Double IPA ---4/5.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light copper pour with a finger of head. Not much lacing left behind. Simcoe hops hit the nose right away, pungent pine and grapefruit. The flavor is spot on. Simcoe hops hit up front with a soapy citrusy bitterness, a slight bit of caramel hits you for a second when the back of e palate is completely taken over by more hops.
Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. This is the second ipa I have from real ale and it's again one of the best ones I've had, period.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much off-white head forms with a harder type of pour. The body is a clear orange. Some lacing sticks to the glass, but the retention isn't much to write home about. Falls down to a thin island splotchy film.

Bigger resinous piney hop aromas with some citrus fruit behind. Gets some sweetness from some caramel malt. Solid and inviting aroma.

Has a nice bitter bite. The body is a little light. Lots of hop oil coating. Lots of pineyness and bitter grapefruit running around.

Doesn't really ring DIPA to me, but its a good IPA.

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Photo of champ103
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have had this a few time now. First at D&T in Houston, this is the first time from a bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention. The foam gently recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Plenty of spiderweb looking lace.
S: Orange peal, grassy, floral, and a lingering piny aroma. Light biscuit like malts which provide some balance. Though a lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose, but more integrated. Plenty of hops. Orange peal and piny hops up front. Biscuit malts that provide a really good balance. A slight, lingering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body with crisp carbonation. Smooth and clean at the same time. Finishes on the dry side. So easy to drink. Not nearly as in your face with the alcohol as others within the same style.

This is closer to say a Sierra Nevada Torpedo than a full DIPA. Which is just fine by me. Well balanced and easy to drink. Torpedo gets a slight edge, but still very enjoyable in every way.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.81/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

"Edition No 010." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with uninteresting label and silver branded pry-off pressure cap acquired as part of a mixed 6 pack at my local H-E-B grocery and served into a Pinthouse Pizza conical pint glass in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. Reviewed as an imperial IPA given the beer's name, though the label does call it "a generously hopped American Style IPA." No ABV is listed on the label. "Best if consumed by 01.21.15." Apparently this IPA can handle a year of age.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

It just barely forms a head which is a quarter finger in width and lasts all of 30 seconds. Okay creaminess and thickness. I can get a little lacing by tilting the glass, but hardly any sticks. I can't say I'm very impressed with the head - especially if this beer really is 7.50% as currently listed.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles/sediment is visible. I notice no flaws, but this appearance is far from unique or special. I'm optimistic. Below average for the style overall.

Sm: Pine, light oily resins, and a dab of grapefruit round out the pleasant, appealing hop profile. This appeals to my personal hop tastes; I'm glad it's not a tropical fruit build or something like that. It could use some nectary and citrusy character, and I'd like more resinous qualities, but the hop profile alone has me excited to try this.

Maltwise, it's about what you'd expect - plenty of pale malt with some caramalt and maybe some crystal malt in there too.

I don't find any yeast character or alcohol; it's quite clean.

To be honest, it's smelling like an IPA, not an imperial IPA per se. Could Real Ale's marketing department be getting creative?

A pleasant aroma of average strength. I find no off-notes.

T: Hop bitterness is noticeable, but mostly well concealed until the climax, where the zest grapefruit bursts out. It's less piney and resinous than the aroma suggested; the grapefruit is actually (barely) dominant. There's some general floral character in there too. The hop profile is okay. Perhaps not as intense as you'd expect an imperial IPA to be. In any case, it's not soapy, so I'm satisfied.

The malt base is pretty predictable - the aformentioned pale malts and caramalts are really all that's here. No yeast character or overt alcohol comes through.

Pretty simple for a so-called imperial IPA. Lacks subtlety, intricacy, and nuance. It's such a generic build it's hard to really single out anything remarkable about it. Below average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

I do like it in a general sense, but it's very mundane and lacks boldness or inspiration. Why brew this?

Mf: Lightly oily. Overcarbonated to the point that it has some bite. Smooth and wet. Could be more thick and full-bodied, but then this supports my theory this is just an IPA dressed up in imperial IPA clothes. It has a decent presence and weight on the palate. Doesn't feel tailored specifically to the taste it's meant to support. Could use work.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Dr: It's drinkable for its decently disguised ABV, but this will (deservedly) get lost amidst the myriad of better beers in the style. I think Real Ale should shelve this alleged Imperial IPA and get back to us when they brew a real one (the irony of the brewery's name in this sentence is not lost on me). It seems like a regular American IPA that has some creative marketing behind it to drive up sales. Bravo for knowing what your customers want, Real Ale - now just try to deliver it.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance isn't something to write home over. Orange and clear, not a lot of head or lace but not bad either, just kinda meh.

That's where the ordinary or uninteresting ends tho. Aroma and flavor are great, especially aroma. Very hoppy with oily hops aroma sticking to the inside of your nose. Flavor isn't lacking either, but has an element of balance (for an otherwise un-balanced style). The malt and grain profiles do come through a bit, but mostly it's all hops, delicious hops. Pass the shovel and put in another scoop!

Body is IIPA ready, not heavy, not blasted with tons of crystal malt, just clean with plenty of room for the hops to shine. Carbonation is within tolerances, but slightly lower than average.

I will certainly be picking up another four pack of this in the next day or two, because this one won't last. Once again, RABC makes it easy to buy local and support your local breweries

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass

A- Two fingers of white head, with the color of honey or an amber lager.

S- Lots of piney hop aromas, perhaps a little grassy. No citrus detected.

T- The taste started out smooth and thick, with dominant notes of resin and hop oils. Upon the first sip I experienced a strange, bitter after taste on the very back end, that I can only describe as soapy (it was not from the glassware). As the beer warmed, I did not encounter said soapy aftertaste again. In terms of maltiness, I would say this falls in the middle.

M- The body lies in the middle; I would not describe this beer as creamy. The carbonation provides a touch of bite on the tongue.

O- It is a very decent Double IPA, that hides the alcohol and is easy to drink. I'm certainly not disappointed that I have 3 more in the fridge.

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Brewers' Cut Double IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
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