Lost Gold IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
574 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
574
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
143
For Trade:
2
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of vmdominguez
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of RWNay
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of seplo
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Mortarforker
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tubeyes
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of weeks023
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of wtkphoto
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CTraft
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

120oz bottle poured into a tall pint glass

Appearance: very cloudy, orange, but not bubbly, 2+ fingers of head, persistent

Aroma: a very delightful, hoppy aroma, but not overwhelming

Taste/mouthfeel: A moderately hoppy, oaky taste, even a bit piney, with a moderately heavy, thick mouthfeel. I don't really taste any malts.

Lost Gold holds its own as an IPA. I think it's my favorite Real Ale variety, besides Devil's Backbone and their Black Quad. I've had better IPA's, but it's definitely one I'll buy again.

 515 characters

Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of SavvyStudent
1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of Mishler
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bobheed
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of DRyan
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

 801 characters

Photo of Dat
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

 726 characters

Photo of HTownGuy85
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A - pours a straw yellow/gold. Small head, recedes pretty quickly, no lacing.

S - hops are floral, and have a citrus fruit scent. Kind of reminds me of the scent of a double IPA!

T - definitely not as head on hoppy as a true IPA. This is a bit more mellow, it has a floral and citrus fruit quality to it. Hops do linger on your palate, but as I said, not as much.

M - smooth, light carbonation. Goes down very smoothly.

Overall, not a true IPA IMHO. However, it's a good take on the style - an interesting twist .

 547 characters

Photo of bshirley
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a freshly poured growler from Premium Draught

A: clear golden w/ small slow-sizing bubbles and a resilient thick white head.

S: fresh flowery

T: less assertive than a typical american ipa - citrus and flower, lingering hop, bitterness is strong enough for an ipa but not crazy like so many

M: dry and slightly astringent, slightly creamy

O: excellent

 368 characters

Photo of ATXboozer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 574 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.