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Lost Gold IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

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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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Added by kbub6f on 12-29-2004

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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a medium gold, forming a 1/2 inch white head with medium lacing.

S - Strong hop aroma with the malts noticeable in the background.

T - Taste starts off with a strong hop punch of citrusy hops but quickly gives way to a full malt/bready body. The hops return, not as strong, in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation for the style.

D - The hop flavor was not as strong as expected and the malts had a little more presence than I would have wanted. That aside, this is still a sessionable beer.

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Photo of legalag11
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

Photo of withliterature
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cwelch22
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz Appearance: clear gold, 1 FB white foam quickly dissipates. Aroma: fruity hops, citrus, slight toasted malt. Taste: beautiful grapefruit , citrus hops that tapers but lasts. Nice toasted malt at end. Mouthfeel: medium body with moderate CO2. Overall: very nice, clean, crisp IPA. Well done.

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Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is a great mix of hops. I get citrus and pine. This definitely smells like an American IPA. The flavor is pine with a lot of juicy oranges notes. There is also some caramel malt to stop the beer from being too bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of fivehoursfree
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold, Slight head.

S: Not much there. Slight pear, and sweet.

T: equal parts fruity, ccitrus and sweet

m: Smooth and light. just the right amount of carbonation

O: Decent. An average IPA. Real Ale wants an extra $2 for this over their other beers, and I just don't see it. I can get better IPAs for the same price, sometimes less.

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Photo of Catfish0807
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Soonami
2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks davacano for this bottle from the Refreshing Summer BIF.

Real Ale Lost Gold IPA is a golden apricot beer with a quickly leveling white head that leaves just a wisp on the edge of the glass. There is a little bit of sediment that leaves just a bit of haze. The beer smells slightly piney with orange peel and a fair bit of malt. The beer is resinous at first with a sweet tangerine juice middle and a lingering bitterness at the end. There is a little bit of sweet malty caramel, but overall, dry. The hop flavor in this beer is definitely underwhelming for an American IPA, when Blind Pig and Sculpin are in the same category. The beer is pretty solid, but not great, but I'll definitely enjoy another.

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Photo of Tylerncc
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Porter_Hoarder
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cisteve
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Jackp_43
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate the strong presence of grapefruit in this beer and it's rich golden-orange color. Lacking a bit in the mouth feel and the hops-sweetness balance, the smell is also a bit weak. Overall though, refreshing, citrusy, crisp, a solid ipa but not overly impressive. About the level of quality I've come to expect from Real Ale Brewing.

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Photo of Matty412
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Extremely lacking on the nose. No balance to the bitterness. Not even a pleasant dry finish.

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