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Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: Amber Ale
South Nowra, Australia

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Itís red and hoppy... A robust red ale with a big malty profile from generous amounts of british crystal and german melanoidinmalts. hopped with american citra hops, this ale is a crowd pleaser.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
Ok well itís hed and hoppy but lets itself down on the first bit. As a red ale itís somewhat thin and metallic and drowned out by a hoppy backbone. Admittedly the hop treatment isnít too bad but the beer just doesnít flow.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackbock (110) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
(bottle) Drank this beer at suboptimal temperature, and flavour was muted. Little discernible hop aroma, just lots of crystal malt and yeastiness. Suffered from chill haze and possibly hop haze, also this is not my idea of a red ale, was quite a dark brown. Tim went a bit berserk with the fancy malts I think. Could not pick the citra hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2439) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle, 9C. Clear copper with an off-white head. Fat vinegar toffee aroma with pongy tropical fruit, some grapefruit and spices. Light-bodied than the aroma suggests, creamy with moderate carbonation. Malt not quite as full on as the aroma either, with plainer toffee and restrained fruit. Plenty of bitterness though, dryish finish with some spices. Rollicking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark copper red colour with a thick deep sand coloured head, looks good. Malty caramel and toffee aromas. Smooth malty flavour with little to no bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
Large biege head misty red brown pour medium carbonation aromas fruity citrus stone sweet malt toffee flavours medium bitter grapefruit apricot toffee mild caramel resin the finish main aftertastes citrus hops stone rich malts lasting bitter not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (990) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 13/9/2012. Pours a dark reddy brown with a medium bubbly head. Has quite a strong aroma of brown sugar, golden syrup, toffee and a bit of citrus fruit. The flavour is sweet and malty, with more brown sugar and toffee, treacle, and some dark fruit. It finishes with a relatively firm, lingering hop bitterness. The palate is syrupy. Another HopDog brew with quite a bit of character, but as per usual with this brewer, way over carbonated, which detracts from an otherwise enjoyable experience.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1947) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows lots of tropical fruit and rich malt. Very syrupy smelling, incredibly tempting. Similar flavours, with lots of crystal malt sweetness but also showing lots of tropical fruity hops. Big papaya, lychee and resinous hop notes. Amazing malt character too. Nice syrupy body, could use a little more carbonation though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
Had on tap at the brewery. Lovely red colour. Nice sweet malt aromas. Good malt profile with initial taste and finishing with lovely hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
Growler fill, deep chestnut amber red with low level champagne like carbonation. Thick off white head leaving nice lacework down the glass. Aromas of roasted malt and caramel dominate with some floral hints of resinous hop. Soft carbonic mouthfeel with a real malty punch mid palate, well rounded flavour with a classic nutty and bitter lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2012
pours a deep red with plenty of malt and hops in the aroma.the flavour opens up with caramel,toffee maltís that work brilliantly with the citrusy hops to deliver a well balanced bitterness that doesnít seem to end while never overpowering. one word....RedHopulous.


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