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Dorking Red India Ale

Brewed by Dorking
Style: Amber Ale
Dorking, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular..

Red India Ale is a delicious, strong 5% hoppy beer similar to an IPA. The colour of dark cherries, this beer has a fruity sweetness like berry and dried fruits, with a smooth full bodied taste.
Inspired by several IPAs sampled at the GBBF 2009 (sigh, it seems all we do is work, work, work), we set about developing our own offering of this style. After several recipe tweaks, we think we’ve cracked it.
This ale has a beautifully balanced combination of hop and malt. The Perle hops add a rounded buttery taste, while the Centennial hops add the fruity notes, and the grains add a toasted malty depth. Mmmm Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoneR (31) - - AUG 16, 2015
A flavoursome ale, with a nice richness in colour. With the amount of IPA’s becoming available, it was difficult to see what made this one stand out from any others.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High fluffy lasting yellow head. Clear very dark brown body. Roasted malt bisquit caramel aroma. A bit sour berries flavor with a fair amoount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
On cask gravity dispense at the SIBA bar GBBF 2015. Ruby red to chesnut brown beer, white foam head. Nose tells me that this is in tip top condition. Bubblegum from the yeast, but of fruity rhubarb tangy, red berry tropical fruit, toasted grain, chocolate, nutty, dry hop bitter. Taste is tangy rhubarb fruity, red berry, tropical fruit, toasted grain. Really delicious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4900) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
On tap @ The William Morris, Hammersmith, London. Deep coppery amber body, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, red fruits, nuts and hints of nougat and straw. Taste is grains, nuts, nougat, red fruits and hints of bread crust and herbs. Light body, soft carbonation. Not bad for a low-strength ABV amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
One of the two beers they bottle. Had this from a 500ml bottle. pours clear reddish ruby colour. aroma is IPAesque hoppy and citrus with some caramel. smooth, tart hoppy taste with slightly yeasty after taste. good but not my style

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4193) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Cask at William Morris JDW. Dark orange or light brown, hazy, small white head. Aroma has a little resin. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is toffee, rose, peppery, resin. Subtle, nice flavours, gets a little drying and tiring though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2351) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Cask. Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized off white head. Nuts, grain, wort, wood, light citrus and floral hops. Light body, soft carbonation, light sweet, light dry and bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at Victoria Station Spoons. It pours deep red-amber with a decent beige head. The nose is toasty, wood, caramel, red berry and brown bread. The taste is bitter-sweet, oily, juicy, wood, caramel, red fruit, leather, varnish and berry with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Balanced and quaffable. Nice work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at the Edmund Tylney, Leatherhead. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma a little fruity. Sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at JDW. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is light malt, very light sherry. Medium body, light carbonation. Light rum, fruit cake, wood, orange, lemon, caramel... A bit dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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