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Brewed by Dorking Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Capel, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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2.6
Rasmus40 (22665) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2018
Can from Inn At Home, Guildford. Light hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and berries. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 150218

2.8
saxo (20006) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2018
Can from Inn at home. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, old hops, fruits and malt. Sweet finish. Light earthy.

3.4
Grumbo (4533) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2018
Tap at Four Hops, Reigate. Pours dark amber red with a small off-white to beige head. Aroma of hop, yeast, fruit, toffee, berries and a touch of chocolate. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, average to soft carbonation.

3.4
kwik-lime (2155) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Cask at the Antelope in Surbiton. Quite malty with some forest fruits, caramel and a fairly sweet finish. Enjoyable.

3
BeardedAvenger (1324) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Tap at Beehive Spoons, Brixton. Vague sweet aroma. Dark chestnut, with a creamy head. Light bitter, with an underlyng sweetness. Nutty, chestnut, berries. Medium bodied, creamy.

3
jjsint (3651) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Handpull cask at the Earl of Beaconsfield, Cambridge. Reddish brown, translucent, with a reddish-tan head on top. Malt smell with a hint of resin. Some butterscotch in there as well which isn’t quite as welcome.tastes sweet enough but mostly nondescript. A bit of berry at the end. Hoppy bitter finish in the back of the tongue. I’m not all that keen but it’s drinkable.

3.2
Desverger (14022) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
[email protected] Dragon, Croydon - Amber pour with off white head and lacing. Sweet malty and fruity aroma as taste, toasted malty, some caramel and toffee, twiggy herbal hoppy into the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
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.....

3.3
Skinnyviking (9806) - 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.

4
EdKing (2678) - 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.


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