Three Lions | Real Ale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Grack_Attack on 08-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
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Photo of Mortuus_Sonos
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three Lions manages to hit the trifecta of having a great price point (>$5.00 for a bomber), solid taste (this coming from someone who’s not an IPA fan), and respectable abv (8.0%). I can walk out of my local Kroger with one of these and a sixer of Hamm’s or PBR tallboys for just over $10, so it’s become my go-to casual craft beer. I can’t tell you about appearance, aroma, or head lacing, as I’m a philistine who drinks it straight from the bottle, but I can tell you about the taste. Being brewed with three varieties of hops (Simcoe, Amarillo, and Lemondrop), I initially expected this to be a bitter, resin-y clusterfuck. Surprise surprise, this is actually an incredibly well balanced Imperial IPA. Lemon hops and pine hit the palate first, but just when you’re thinking it will get bitter, there is a hint of pepper, followed by some sweet, bready malt, with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very nice. I’m sure the quadruple IPA hophead freaks won appreciate Three Lions, but the rest of us will.

Review originally posted at: http://mortuussonos.blogspot.com/

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Photo of phatsmackey
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow with a nice head and lacing. Fruity sweet smell. Citrus taste with a sweetness that tones down the slight bitterness. Good beer!

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Photo of BdM
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$ 6.05 (Including tax)/bomber ($ 0.275/oz) at Spec’s in Shertz, TX
BB Oct 24, 2016, at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – hint of malt, citrusy
Head average (Maximum 3.2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to a two mm ring and partial heaped frothy layer
Lacing excellent – wide bands of tiny to small bubbles
Body – orange, clear
Flavor – odd. Malty with citrusy notes I can’t identify – not really lemon but kind of like Lemon Pledge; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, slightly oily, lively carbonation

An average DIPA that is priced correctly. One and done.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.5

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Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OneEye78
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardTarget
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bomber, Oct. best by date sampled in Aug.

Appearance: Deep golden orange body shows some depth of color and clarity. White foam drops to a thin spotty cover and laces the glass.

Aroma: Sugary malt sweetness cut by a perfumed hop. Hops are earthy, pine, and some bitter citric skin. Alcohol wafts off this pretty firmly.

Taste: Candy sweet base clashes with bitter angry hops while alcohol splashes from the impact. Both the hops and the base are too far afield for my tastes, and the hops go more bittering than aroma.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, chewy, oily, low carbonation.

Overall: Big bruiser here. It's like an over hopped Sisyphus. That sounds like a good thing, and it is, but it's a conflict of extremes that don't compliment each other well. A slow sipper, I'll get some enjoyment out of this but it's not my cup of tea.

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Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cultclassic89
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wayne17
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was very excited about this one for many reasons. First off the rest of this 22oz bomber series are fantastic. Black Quad, Commisar, Red King, all excellent especially for the price (~$5.00 each) I saw Simcoe, Amarillo, and Lemon Drop hops and very even more excited. But this really fell flat for me in 1 particular aspect, which was the malt. Sadly Texas is known for "balanced" IPA's and this fits right in there. Big bready malt really distracting me from enjoying the tropical/floral/citrus from the hops. I wondered if my bottle was a little old but they had literally just been shipped out of the distributors warehouse and should have been mega fresh. I'll gladly buy the other 22oz offerings again but this one was a one and done.

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Photo of ericstites
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This is a nice golden color, almost copper towards the middle, the head is thick, white and creamy. Very dense lacing.
Smell: apples, grapefruit, lemon rind and hops.
Taste: Hoppy and full of fruity flavors, grapes, apples lemons, grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Clean, medium bodied, semi-dry and light phenol aftertaste with a hint of alcohol too.
Overall: Clean, easy to drink for an IPA and has some good hop representation, a must try for any Real Ale fan.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber with best by date of Feb 2017.

Pours a clear golden with 1/2 finger of head and plenty of lacing. Smell is of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is full of citrus and lemon grass with some bread notes in the finish. Full-bodied with a clean finish. Overall an outstanding value for a solid DIPA with plenty of new-school citrus notes.

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Photo of tprinzing
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy orange with a two-finger head which dissipates fairly quickly into a thin head. Leaves a medium amount of lace on the glass. Smells nice and hoppy. The taste was pretty nice citrus flavor that makes me think of lemons and grapefruit. It is a very smooth DIPA. I will definitely be buying this one again!

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Photo of JonCaruana
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roybert
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reuuin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h0wdy
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Tonight I drank my bottle on a quick whim of the moment. Unlike several previous occasions where I have poured the brew into a glass and have observed the color under a light. Tonight I just poured it into a glass to see the color and then put it down the hatch for my own enjoyment.

The color appeared to be deep but not pitch black.

The smell was a smell of strong alcohol.

The taste is a very quick bite that is certainly appealing to my taste buds.

Overall, I feel that this is a fine beverage that can be enjoyed by us all.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Three Lions from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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