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Brewed by Dorking Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Dorking, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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BeardedAvenger (1197) - 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 (3520) - 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 (13174) - 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 (9731) - 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 (2655) - 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.

3.4
ClubGonzo (5685) - 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.

2.9
olliejobbins (1577) - 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

3.3
The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017

Nov 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. (3.3)



Nov 2017 - Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys London as Dorking Red India Ale. Same impression really - malt forward and resinous. (3.3)

3.3
SlackerMads (3543) - 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.


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