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

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3.93/5
Very Good
84 Ratings
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)

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Added by JMad on 01-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
84
pDev:
11.45%
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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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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear deep amber color with a creamy/rocky off white head that has ok retention and very good strong lacing.
S- The aroma is a little tame at first with notes of caramel and mild floral/piney/citrusy hops. Mild yet very comlex. I'll bet the aroma will open up quite a bit after warming up a little. Oh yes, as this beer warms a little, and with a swirl of my glass, the nose opens wide up with much of the same as mentioned above, just more in yo face than while still cold.
T-The flavor if much of the same. Straight foward with burned caramel and a pungent bouquet of hops. Pine is the more prodominant hop in the taste. I don't think this should be catagorized as a double IPA, I think they got it right and intended on making an imperial amber ale. It's almost barleywine-like imo. If I'm judging this as a double IPA, it has lower scores, but as an imperial amber ale, it has high scores. (Just to make it clear, I'm judging this as an imperial amber ale, not IIPA)
M-Very slick and sweet with a long bitter finish and medium to low carbonation.
O-I really like this beer. It's a very good hoppy beer for the "cooler" south texas nights. Very glad I made myself splurge and bought a four pack. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who loves big hoppy beers.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed red color with ample tan head. Very nice retention and lacing.

Nose leans strongly to the hoppy side of the spectrum with tropical, pine and citric peel aromas leading the charge. Maybe a bit of toffee/biscuit malt as it warms, but they dont jump out at you.

Taste is pretty damn good actually. The hop flavors pop more than the bitterness and the whole hop profile is vibrant and spicy. Caramel and toffee malts are more impactful than in the nose, which I think even the most ardent of hopheads will agree helps this particular beer. It gives it a more rounded profile and adds a touch of sweetness to help offset the heavy load of hops. Mouthfeel is fine, goes down smooth and everything works together well. Solid offering that I will definitely buy another 4-pack of before it disappears from shelves.

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Brewer's Cut Imperial Red Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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