Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale | Real Ale Brewing Company

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86
very good
84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JMad on 01-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
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0
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking brew. Red and clear with a good lasting head and pretty good lacing too.

The nose is super hops with a side of hops. Lots of pine, citrus, lemon peel. Faint biscuit malt and caramel.

Flavor is nice, lots of hops come forth right away. Citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, pine, along with a more pronounced and somewhat balancing malt character.

Body is a bit slick, pretty full, and finishes bitter from the hops.

I like this one, it's damn tasty. Another success from Real Ale.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Best before 12/13/13
Unmarked Riedel tulip

A: Pours a pretty deep amber color. Initially almost two fingers of slightly off white egg shell like head. Leaving some sticky lacing. There are some floaties in there, not clear at all.

S: Good nose here. Getting nice hop character: more earthy and pine like hop aroma. Then that traditional red ale comes through, nutty light caramel and slight toffee.

T: Nice prick of hop bitterness right on tip of the tongue. It's that nice pine character from the nose. Mid palate still getting earthy and slight herbal hop flavors, but met by the deep red ale malts. Hints if caramel and toffee. That nuttiness. Finish is dry and there is lingering hop flavors that stick with you.

M: Nice big medium. Mouth coated with hops.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There is either a ton of yeast or hop particles hanging out in this orangey/amber body. Slightly off-white head that laces well.

Yummy caramel sweetness and a piney citrus hop aroma.

Bitter citrus and resinous pine. Some hefty malt to keep those hops in check. Great balance as far as I’m concerned.

Drinks smooth. Has a medium body and is dry.

There is something a little off about the beer but it is a good hoppy red ale worthy of a try.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Best-by date 12.11.13 - Seems ambitious considering that I've had this in my fridge for at least a month or two.

Look- A vigorous pour leaves me with half a finger of dense off-white head; tons of visible particulate suspended in the beer; here's to hoping it's unfiltered hop pellets. Cloudy deep amber. Sparse lacing.

Smell- Ripe melon, lemon, papaya, borderline abrasive pine-y aroma. Overall impression of starburst candies and green tea. Develops more cracker-y characteristics as it warms.

Taste- Massively dry-hopped, bitterness milder than expected; I'd guess 65-70 IBU. Green tea, tangerine rind, honey, light treacle, starfruit. Distinct English-y stone fruit ester character, low butteriness. Middle brings out a semi-sweet roasty flavor more along the lines of roasted espresso liqueur-soaked ladyfingers than plain toffee. Bread pudding, perhaps. Compliments the mild-moderate bitterness and mild fruit character very nicely. Resin, white raising, light mineral character on the back end. Nice balance, complexity, overall flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, medium carbonation. Juicy, full feel. Light stickiness, slick, fairly clean finish. Easy drinking, found myself quaffing rather than sipping.

Overall- Very nice, if pricey. It's good to see Real Ale continue to experiment. Not going to blow most hop-heads away, but definitely worth picking up if you can get it and I'll probably be snagging another four-pack. Recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a red color with a little burnt orange and an off white frothy head. It has a strong caramel smell with some grapefruit and pine. The taste is sweet with lots of sugar, citrus, and pine oil. Feels thick and heavy but the carbonation is soft and add a nice texture, the finish is very dry which is preferred, to me at least. I think this is up there with the best beers I have ever had, the sweetness hits you first then the bitterness of the hops completely takes over. I would recommend this beer to anyone.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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