Lost Gold IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA
575 Ratings
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

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Added by kbub6f on 12-29-2004

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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of bigchiquilin
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ungertaker
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle marked "11.09.11 Best if consumed by this date" poured into a pint glass

A- Golden orange with visible carbonation lines. A fluffy, white one-finger head formed on the top and slowly faded to a sticky lacing.

S- The aroma is muted, but I pick up floral notes with some grapefruit, orange peel and a very faint pine.

T- Citrus hits hard up front then makes a smooth transition to a floral and piney flavor and finishes with a great bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- Light to medium with an almost champagne-like carbonation.

O- The muted aromas had me worried. Then, I tasted it. What a great IPA! Whatever was lacking in aroma was more than made up for in flavor.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange with a nice little head.

The smell is very nice. Pine, lemon zest, tangerine, mango, and other tropical goodness abound.

Pine up front with more citrus hanging around. Nice balance and depth. Reminds me of one of our local IPAs that I also enjoy.

The feel is a bit flat, unfortunately, but still pretty good.

I would drink this again. It was refreshing and had some good flavor.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to HopsSchnapps for the bottle! I've enjoyed other Real Ale brews, so I'm looking forward to this. c

Pours slightly dark orange color, bolstering a very light off white head that leaves nice lace. Big juicy citrus fruits on the aroma, some tropical fruits, pleasant light sweetness, and a subtle bitterness. Tropical fruits and intense bitterness dominate the taste, along with some of that juicy citrus tangyness and sweetness. Slight crisp bite, sort of slick, slightly dry and overall a nice feel too it.

I tend to lean toward to piny, floral IPAs, but there's no denying that this is a well-made one either which way.

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Photo of cbaz
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obrike
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a sixer at Specs Arborwalk in Austin for just under 9 bucks.

Light orange/gold pour into my New Belgium goblet...big head, great lacing throught the drink, some light haziness. Pretty look. Me like.

A crisp, hoppy scent...a bit buried. Picking up some pine, grapefruit, a little sweet, biscuity malt. Good, but again, muted somewhat.

Taste follows scent. Earthy hops dominate...almost hemp-like. Bits of citrus and pine, subdued malt.. happy to see a nice effort of an IPA from a local Austin brewery.

An easy drinking, summer IPA. A good gateway IPA for folks wanting to branch into craft...and at 6.6 abv, one that would put them in a good mood quickly as well.

Would certainly buy again...hoping to see it on sale here in Round Rock or Austin in the future.

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Photo of suspect
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Thanks to miikezombie for the hookup.

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden color. Aggressive pour leads to a big, frothy, 2 finger white head that certainly takes it's time whittling it's way down to chunky glaciers. Lacing is thick and sticky and leaves its mark the entire way down.

S: Lots going on in the nose - I think the malts hit first with an immediate hop hit to follow. I'm afraid it's not entirely balanced based on the nose because it's not as hop forward as I would expect from an IPA. Subtle lemon and honey also make their way forward towards the end.

T: Man, the flavor is definitely better than the nose. Lots of grapefruit hop presence followed by a big beautiful malt backbone. It's got the same lemon zest and touch of honey sweetness that was in the nose, right around the same spot...towards the end.

M: Nice creamy mouthfee with perfect carbonation. Hop oil coating leaves my mouth aching for more.

O: Really nice IPA! Was a bit hesitant moving into tasting this based on the smell but the flavor was absolutely wonderful. I am thankful that I have another bottle!

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Photo of Stigs
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from twiggamortis420 via the Hotter than Hot BIF - stamped best by 7/9/11

served in a standard pint glass

A - pours with about a half inch of loose, fluffy just offwhite colored foam, settling to a thin film with raised ring around the glass. the beer is slightly hazy, deep golden in color.

S - heavy on the sweetish, floral hop aromas: ample amounts of floral amarillo, tropical fruits (grapefruit and pineapple), and honeyed biscuits.

T - kicks off with moderate bitterness attacking the back of the mouth. lemony fruits, pineapples and pears mesh with a hint of grass and honey. malts slowly takeover, via sweet candied biscuits. an odd sort of peanut butter and ripened apple finish.

M - light to medium body, with a crisp dry finish. slightly oily going down, with moderate carbonation.

O - solid all around. nothing stands out though nothing really falls flat. easy drinking, with hints of an English style IPA at American IBU's.

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Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onedogtwodog
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden hue to the beer as an IPA should be. Has a nice hoppy IPA smell. Taste is definitely the way it should be. Brewed to perfection. Smooth hit on the palate. Nice and hoppy with a nice bitter bite at the end. Definitely a great Texas IPA. Impressed with real ale I a regular basis!

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of spree92
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy pour, this yellow tinged IPA has an incredibly sticky head. A fresh, sharp aroma of hops, citrus, pine and grass. A little oil residue is picked up in the taste. Bittering hops are noticeable as well. More bitter than tasteful. Aroma shines through in the taste just a little weaker. I would think the IBU count is pushing 80 though. This has a very clean feel and, though bitter, finish, this is easy to consume and a pleasant IPA.

This was in a trade from cfh64 and we are off to a good start.

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Photo of DRyan
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in Ranger Creek Tulip

A: Pours slightly-darker-than-gold, to look at it you might think it's your average American adjunct beer, except for the very decent lacing the quickly dissipated head leaves behind on the glass
S: I love the smell of this beer, it's got a tropical hint to it, with a nice hoppy presence in the forefront and some crisp maltiness in the background
T: The taste follows the tropical feel, the hops start off with a sweet, almost mango or pineapple quality, and quickly move to a strong, but not overpowering, bitterness bite. A very nice, smooth, easy to drink and easy to enjoy IPA
M: Pretty thin, with a little zestiness to the bubbles that accentuates the tropical party feel of the beer
D: Easily, easily drinkable. I could have another one right now. I think I will.

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Photo of sweethome
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As mentioned in Elissa IPA rating for St. Arnold, compared the two on tasting.

Pour is light golden color. I liked the wispy head. Created a spiders web look on top of the beer.

Nose of citrus and pine cone.

Medium full mouth feel, bittering hops click in quickly. Nice snappy hop bite. Lost of citrus, floral and piney. Easy drinker. Not of the intensity of west coast IPAs, but fits for this market. A full flavored, intense IPA experience, but not over the top. Well crafted.

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Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright, different IPA. Fort Worth , TX. Feb 2017

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Photo of cgrunin
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 ed_loves_ipa
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with pry-off cap poured into a snifter. Best by date of Oct 20, 2015.

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with 1 finger of head

Smell: Lemon zest and slight pine hop aroma

Taste: Citrus flavors of lemon with herbal spice

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated with crisp finish

Overall: Its been at least two years since I last had Lost Gold, not sure if the recipe changed with the label change. There is a lot of citrus flavors evident from the hops. Great "juicy" IPA.

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Photo of sgt_187em
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: saw sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Orange/Amber color. cloudy, but a nice 3/4 inch head. Smell floral/fruity hops. Taste: not enough IBU to be a good IPA for me. Mouth feel was a bit watery. I'll pass

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and golden, very clear with a pretty good one finger head and pretty good lace and rising bubbles.

A bit of a blast of grapefruit aroma at first, with some nice piney notes and a good maltiness.

Flavor is mellow but nicely hoppy. Grapefruit is again up front, with oranges and tangerines, floral notes, and a good malty backbone.

Body is medium, with mid carbonation, and a slightly sweet, slightly bitter hop finish. Mellow and easy to drink, this one is enjoyable, but not a pallet wrecker.

I would love this one canned for fishin' trips. It's a pretty good beer, maybe not tops in its class, but quite drinkable. Actually I thought their signature hop pale ale was hoppier, but they're both tasty beers anyway.

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Photo of Baldpacker
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Best before 18 January 2015.
Hazy gold. Smells hoppy and super fruity. I love it.
It's good. Crisp and heavily citrusy, the main taste is short lived, and the aftertaste is clean, hoppy, and vaguely metallic. Lemon zest is the main flavor.
I like it, and I'd drink it again, but it's not worth going out of your way for.

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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 575 ratings
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