Lost Gold IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA
BA SCORE
67.2%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 574 ratings
Lost Gold IPALost Gold IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,498
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
574
Liked:
386
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
11.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
143
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of pnelting
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RWNay
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of hoppy91
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brett606
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Trois Pistoles goblet. Back label stamped 10.20.11.

Appearance - Slightly cloudy amber orange body. Small, fine offwhite head with low retention.

Smell - Honey. Candy sugar. Delicate wafts of Fruity Pebbles and Capt'n Crunch Berries. Extremely sweet smelling for an IPA. No hoppiness in the smell.

Taste - Strong hop that is well balanced by nearly as strong malty sweetness. Bitterness resonates well after the finish, but is not at all unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Chewy.

Overall Drinkability - Good beer. I recommend.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.77/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of bcuz7
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of acbe
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jl28r1
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of nickhiller
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: kind of hazy, orange colored, slight ring of head with good lacing.

S: fresh mowed grass.

T: bitter hops, grass, resin, rounded out by sweet malt and fruity hops.

M: sharp and full, perfect carbonation, warmth of alcohol on finish.

D: great simple IPA, very drinkable and well balanced.

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Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Bronze/gold with a chill haze and a 1/2" white head. Very good retention and leaves a wall of lace. Big lemony-citrus aroma (amarillo?) with a pleasent sweet malt base underneath. Citrusy hops up front, herbal hops mid to finish and a strong bitterness throughout. A light malt base gets covered up quick. Medium to full bodied for an IPA...creamy mouthfeel. Low to mid carbonation. Very good drinkability.

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Photo of Nightwish1094
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Mtn
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of SicemWT
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malcontent
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There is nothing remarkable about this IPA upon first glance. It pours yeilding roughly the same golden/reddish color achieved by many in its class. The smell is pleasantly citrus, but not overwhelming to the senses.

Real Ale IPA delivers where it really counts, on the tongue. Nothing superlative about this beer, but it is consistantly solid, making for an outstanding session beer. RA IPA doesn't bludgeon the drinker with hops the way some IPA's do, it just plays to the genre's strengths producing a refreshing yet complex IPA that will have hop-lovers coming back for more.

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Photo of RobTheKnob
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Rootscipio
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Cloudy amber-orange appearance with a thin but lasting head. Aroma of those Halloween candy oranges, sweet, fruity, juicy.

Taste is more sweet hops, lots of citrus up front. Slightly tart, a mild malt base, lots of juicy mandarin oranges and other fruits. This isn't the hop-bitterness rush that most IPAs try to be; this is a softer, more user-friendly IPA. Finish is dry with a bit of a lingering saltiness.

Mouthfeel is light with a soft body. Refreshing, very easy to drink for an IPA. Very sessionable, the hops aren't enough to tire the palate. Listed as a "Winter IPA," don't know if that makes a difference re: the style.

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Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 67.2% out of 100 with 574 ratings
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