Red Island Brewing Co.
Brewed at Brewpack

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Melbourne, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A level headed, charismatic IPA full of fresh orange grapefruit and mango aromas. For those who prefer to toast, rather than boast.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
riley_i (7) - - FEB 13, 2014
Barnyard aroma and musty notes. Hops aren't overt, and low for an IPA. Not terrible, but won't reorder. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tezminator (169) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle from the local 1st Choice. Nice and fairly complex English style IPA. Lots of malt. Not quite as big a citrus punch as I expected (based on the label). But not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (1216) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle - pours dark orange with small white head. Aroma is oranges, bit of resin and peach. Taste is remarkably smooth was expecting a big resin bite but got a balanced taste witha dry fruity finish. Palate is full and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (1213) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2016
330ml bottle into shaker. Subtle aroma, malty, mango, herbs. Cloudy bronze/orange beer with white head. A random bubble appears occasionally. Oily texture, full bodied. Flat with a touch of bitterness. The finish is grapefruit, herbs and mango. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3814) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Amber with an inch of off white head that lasts well. Aroma of mandarins, pine, crusty bread, lychees. Creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet with bread, a little caramel, tropical fruit, mandarins, a little pine. Moderate bitterness could bite a little more for me and would were the finish a little drier. Not all that hop driven, but a pleasant and fairly complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1465) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 12/12/2014. Pours a cloudy very dark golden with a small head. Has a light sweet fruity aroma. Flavour wise, theres a fair bit of toasty malt and lots more sweet fruit (hints of citrus, stone and tropical), with a bit of a tang noticeable. Theres a moderate hop bitterness at the back but it doesnt really present as an IPA to me. Its more a curious cross between and amber and pale ale. If you can forget that it erroneously self identifies itself an IPA, its actually not to bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2014
Acidity on the nose, biscuit too. Some floral notes. Fairly malty, got hop kick. But just so. Not as good as brewer's others. 330ml. 5.5%. 1.4std dr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1938) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a deep amber with a small lasting head, malty aroma, sharp hop bitterness upfront, fruity finish. Not bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShaneJ (887) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Feb 2014). Cloudy orange/amber, quite musty aroma, taste a bit of cardboard, some sweet caramel, restrained bitterness, very little hop aroma. Quite a let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1785) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Draught at Alehouse 24, Yamanto, Queensland. Poured clouded orangey amber colour with a thin white collar that laced poorly. Carbonation too low and fine. Aroma of nice floral hops that do not over-power everything else, sweetish caramel malt, hint of citrus and a hint of earthiness. Taste of sweet citrus which remain throughout, even after the bitterness kicks in. Light body. Finish long semi-sweet with a nice bitterness. Quite decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Vintage Cellars bottle (16-Jul-2014) Luscious fruit light herbal aroma.Dark amber, low head&suds lace.Sweet Passionfruit herbal spice flavour.Bitter Passionfruit herbal finish.

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