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

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Added by kbub6f on 12-29-2004

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Photo of Premo88
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: peach orange ... the color of the peach that isn't red; weak head; barely 1/4-inch of weak white foam; *does* lace a bit. i love the color and the half-opaque murkiness; the head isn't much, but there is a nice collar and surface layer of foam that seems to be hanging around.

S: hops and more hops; very bright and floral; lots of pine; i swear i smell house paint ... not an overpouring smell, but there's a sweet smell mixing with the hops that reminds me of paint. ironically, it's not a bad smell.

T: all hops at first, nothing else; over time some wheat (?) or toasted barley starts peeking in; it offers a nice extra note to balance the big hop bite. the English crystal malt might be taking control of it late, both in the taste and smell ... whatever it is, halfway in I'm picking up some new sweet notes that are nice.

F: a little weak ... light carbonation. it's not terrible, but it is a tad watery.

O: i like it. it doesn't shine or stand out as excellent, but the wheat/toasted barley notes give it a nice quirk that interests me. and while it starts out tasting like just another IPA, it finishes with some different notes that again seem interesting and pleasant.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TWHartman
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly cloudy pale orange-gold. Off white foam, hold well to abut a quarter inch of foam that leaves a nice lace

S- citrusy punch, toasty grain

T- pretty much like it smells, but it smells more like grapefruit than it smells, the toasted grain comes through more in the flavor

M- bitterness sticks to the back of the tongue nicely

There is no real wow factor to this beer, but I appreciate it as it would make grate beer with food, or a great option for a beer that I could sit around and drink all day, very well balanced

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great color on this one: clouded gold amber. Nose is really nice too at first. It seems to calm quickly. Flavor profile is good. Consistent and smooth. Nice level of bitterness that I appreciate. Smooth pine and citrus elements. Feel is good. This is a nice, easy drinking ipa. I could go for several of these. And I would definitely jump on the chance to try this via cask.

Thanks to Grendle for this one. Haven't had anything from Real Ale in quite some time and I'm very happy to have the chance to again.

6/14/2014 - In addition, just opened the second bottle that was sent to me and it's still really good? Wha?? Citrus is still there in abundance. Not overly complex, but a nice drinker. Not at all what I expected after such an obnoxiously long period of time.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 573 ratings.
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