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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from a pint glass at the gingerman

A: pours orange/goldish brown with 2 fingers of fluffy head that lasted awhile. Amazing lacing like a curtain all the way up from the bottom to the rim

S: hint if apples and bitter hops. Very subtle but pleasant fruit touch

T: hopforward with pine and resin but muted by a subtle fruit aftertaste

M: smooth with a hop bite that lingers

O: nice offering. Would drink it anytime

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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Revisited 6/7/16. Deep gold pour with white head; this time cap stayed strong and the lace was moderate to heavy. Grassy/piney citrus hop nose. Caramel malt, earthy hops with lemon zest and lightly bitter. Moderate carbonation and medium lite mouthfeel. Nice lite bitter linger.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-almost clear golden color that has a small white head that fades fast and leaves a lacing
S-grapefruit, pine, and some lemon
T-slight hop taste at first then you get the hop kick in the aftertaste that gives you a grapefruit dry finish
M- light body and medium carbonation
O-this was not an overpowering hop flavor beer, but solid

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by 10.14.11

A: Nice one and a half finger egg white head that recedes super slowly. Lacing right away, hanging around all down the glass until the end. Golden yellow and pretty hazy with lots of floaties.

S: Lots of citrus juice right off the bat as soon as the bottle is opened, primarily grapefruit. Very fruity. Pine follows up with a slight backing from some sweet buttery toasty malts. Hop oil and resin is all over. Smells great.

T: A little sharper here than in the nose. Citrus leads off (though way less than expected from the aromas), but the earthy pine notes take over a little too much in a really aggressive way. Pine and oak. Way more bitter than citrusy. Strong yeast and biscuit malt backbone does well to balance this somewhat. Lots of resin. As it warms the citrusy notes start to come out more and it's a lot more enjoyable.

M: Really bright. Something a little bit more tame would have balanced the woody notes a little bit better, I think. Pretty sticky on the finish.

O: Really pretty good. Some of the hop imbalance in the taste as compared to the nose is a little much - if it tasted just a little more like it smelled it would be fantastic.

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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
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