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Brewed by Dorking
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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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 weve 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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (365) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2484) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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 isnt 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. Im not all that keen but its drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (9246) - 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
   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 IPAs becoming available, it was difficult to see what made this one stand out from any others.....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2434) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5537) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1578) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6853) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (3045) - 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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