Lost Gold IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA
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Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 158 | Ratings: 596
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this. Best by date is 8/5/11.

4.0 A: Hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of mainly frothy, but somewhat creamy off-white head with average retention and a good bit of lacing.

4.0 S: Mix of piney, citrusy, and floral hops, though even in combination, the whole doesn't approach West Coast levels. Strongest aromas are pine, grapefruit, orange, mango, flowers and a ton of pineapple. Despite being bottle conditioned, the yeast component is minimal as this is pretty clean overall. Malts are slightly bready.

3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. Hops are earthier than the nose suggests, but there is still a decent pine, grapefruit, and orange component with just a hint of pineapple. Yeast comes into play much stronger and combines with the malts to form a moderate breadiness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be a bit creamier. Lightly chewy.

3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but nothing too special either. Good all around.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Deuane
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Golden orange with a thin brilliant white head that held on strong and left nice lace.

S-Initial citrus blast that turns a touch spicy with a nice lightly sweet malt backing.

T-Light citrus with a bit of tannic acid/tea flavour. Matly sweetness comes in for balance but does not overpower.

M-Medium-light bodied bright and crisp with good lingering bitterness.

D-Before I drank this I read some of the BA reviews and wasn't expecting much--I am glad you can't believe everything you read! I was pleasantly surprised by this one quite nice, good flavours and easy going for sure.

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Photo of ThirdEyePA
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of E-McFarden
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoatRoyal
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jdgarcia24
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dbnarley
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Unfiltered and has a slight citrus flavor. Nice IPA.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

8oz. pour into a stemless snifter at the Whip-In, Austin.

Lost Gold is a beauty of an IPA, with a massive tuft of eggshell white head that sticks around for the duration of the drink, eventually forming a biscuit-shaped dollop of foam in the center of the glass. The body is clear, with a golden-straw hue and no visible signs of carbonation. Aromatically, this IPA hits all the style requirements, and then some. Juicy citrus hops and minty grasses dazzle the nose, while a backbone of pale malts provides a tantalizing hint of sweetness.

The flavor ain't half bad either. And by that, I mean to say this beer is one of the best IPA's I've tried in quite some time. Starting off with a quick burst of grapefruit and tangerine, the hops shift gears on the back of the palate to lay down a bitter bite of pine and herbal resins. Pale malts balance the flavor throughout, adding a nice, crisp sweetness to the experience. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, nicely carbonated, and refreshingly juicy for the style, making this one of the more drinkable of Texas' IPA's. Real Ale hit it out of the park with this beer, and if they're reading this review, I say: BOTTLE LOST GOLD!!!

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Photo of chebode2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mwinek
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BdM
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lysistrata
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Gingerman Fort Worth.

Appearance was a clear medium pale yellow. The head on the beer didnt last too long but over the course of downing the pint a ring like lacing followed as the beer diminished.
Taste and smell is really where the piney hops and cedary goodness really deliver. It doesnt kill your palate just merely smacks it around some while maintaing an ever so slight but present malt base. I could see making this a staple in my frig if they ever bottled this stuff.

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Photo of awesomedude
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of ElJacobian
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The smell isn't bad but the taste is pretty thin, especially as it warms up. I definitely prefer a west coast IPA. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 10/6/2007 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a golden colored body, clearish. Average head, whitish creamy color. Hoppy aroma, real malty. Sweet malty, balanced taste. Not hoppy except a bitter aftertaste. Bitter early taste, smooth mid-taste and bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Bearman13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Rpm0003
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by date of 07.19.11. Pours a slightly hazed gold color with a nice cap of white, fluffy head. Nice retention and even nicer lace.

Nose is bright floral and citric hops with a dry, biscuity malt base. Low on sweetness and caramel.

Hops show both flavoring and bittering very nicely above a background of lighter malts. Clean beer, not much yeast influence. Biscuity malts are full and provide a silky mouthfeel. Kinda has a bright hop vs earthy malt thing going on and for the most part play off each other well. Lots of bitterness on the finish and lingers awhile. I do believe this is the best IPA that is bottled in Texas.

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Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Stutz
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not your normal IPA, but ok I guess

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Photo of Junichi
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeH210
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of brbremer
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 596 ratings