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Redoak India Pale Ale
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Brewed by Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Redoak's India Pale Ale has been brewed to the tradition of Burton-on-Trent in England, with 10 times the amount of our Organic Pale Ale. The English Kent, Goldings and Fuggles hops have resulted in a fresh fruit aroma, lovely mouth coating and a huge back bitterness. The caramel malt flavour and big back bitterness continues to linger.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - JAN 21, 2009
On tap at Redoak. I have a poor memory for such things, but possibly the best IPA I’ve had. One of those styles I’ve always wanted to like, but quite often the balance is just off, and the aftertaste unpleasant. This one just seems to have the weighty punch needed at first sip, which instead of dying away suddenly, really lasts all the way to the finish, taking an even trajectory on its trip. Huge black bitterness is right... couldn’t have put it better myself marketing men.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColaKid (31) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2014
On tap at Redoak beer cafe. A very good IPA, could do with a bit more bitterness but lovely nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Druid (82) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
A rather good example of an IPA. Could benefit from a slightly longer finish, although it is quite smooth. Very enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
Had on tap at Redoak Clear brown color, off white head, good sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. A bit of ABV legs on the sides. Nose is caramel malt, grapefruit, wood and earth. Not as floral as I expected but a pretty big nose for the style. Taste is quite earthy with a lot of grapefruit. Nice but overall a bit big I felt. Lots of floral and earthy woody notes to this. Oily and heavy feel. Felt bigger than the 6.5% implies. A bit too earthy and woody for my taste but did like.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Draught, sample, at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on July 10, 2013.
Clear brown color, teal head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, berry, cream scent. Sweet, caramel, floral, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, berry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2012
Draught at Redoak Beer Boutique. Pours a clear medium amber with an off white head. Smells nicely of floral and citrus hops. Tastes of a passion fruit and grapefruit sweetness, with a large bitterness to follow. Medium bodied, light carbonation, oily/syrupy texture. Finishes bitter with a long duration.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1197) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of pine and grapefruit. Taste is also fruity with grapfruit leading to a decent bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
Tap. Clear gold body with a large white head. Aroma-taste: resinous, floral herbal hop notes, hay, caramel. Medium to full bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
Draught. Pours Clr copper orange with well laced off white head. 4 Rusty grassy hops with a decent bouquet grains and 7 Decent bitterness over a complex malt body, biscuits, pitted fruit, toast 7 O 16 P 3 A touch rusty, hops lingering 

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2011
Tap, a bit too cold at RedOak. Orangeish amber, small light beige head. Very hoppy nose - floral, with pine and spice, darkish toffee - smells fabulous. Taste has very moderate sweetness - it’s pretty dry, despite deep toffee. Nectarines, kumquats, mild hard spices. Just a _little_ window cleanerish. Nice balance, but genuinely highly hopped in both aroma and bitterness. Traditional but bold.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2010
On tap at Redoak. Review from notes. Pours a deep amber with good creamy slightly offwhite head. Nice looking beer. Good hop aromas with the usual suspects. Plenty of grapefruit and pine needles. Soft light caramel to hold it all together. Flavours are pretty much identical. Soft light caramel sweetness with plenty of resiny hops. OK Bitter finish. Probably my pick out of their beers.


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