Thursday, August 9, 2012
Real Ale Brewing Company Lost Gold IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
In keeping with the “beer I drank while in San Antonio, TX” theme here’s another gem from the Lonestar State.
Tonight’s featured beer is Real Ale Brewing Company Lost Gold IPA.
From the Real Ale Brewing Company website:” Massive additions of American hops in Lost Gold IPA provide the signature flavor of this Hill Country favorite. German Vienna and English Crystal malts give our IPA its rich golden-orange hue and subtle yet firm malt background. Lost Gold IPA is available year round, so there is no need to hoard this treasured brew.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy gold color with orange hues with a thin white head and slight lacing.
Aroma: Nice hop scent – citrus and pine. A faint malt aroma in the back.
Taste: Floral, citrus and pine with a subtle malt balance. Flavor is approachable and not the hop bomb that I typically drink which makes for a nice change of pace for me.
Overall: Real Ale Brewing Company's Lost Gold IPA is a great beginners IPA for those approaching hops carefully and gradually. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy this offering from Real Ale Brewing Company, I did and at 6.6% ABV it would have been easy to have a few of these. I would highly recommend this one!