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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Wednesday 30 July 2014

HopDog Redhopulous - HopDog BeerWorks

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HopDog Redhopulous

It seems to have been quite the season for red ales. A quick flick through the mental rolodex of new beers to roll out of Australian brewery doors in recent months brings up Two Birds Sunset, Kooinda’s English Red Ale, the People’s Pint Double Hoptendre, Stone & Wood’s Jasper and now this from HopDog. It’s called Redhopulous and the label says “It’s red. It’s hoppy.” so you can probably guess what’s in store. Given it’s come from the brewing hands of Tim Thomas, there’s a fair whack of hoppy hops, including Citra, as well as more than a little German melanoidin and British crystal malts to give it its deeply red hue. The latter pair would also presumably be in some way responsible for its big caramel aromas, with the fruity hops more prominent in the flavour than on the nose. The result is a veritable melange of maltiness and hoppiness in keeping with HopDog’s no-holds-barred style.

Available:

HopDog BeerWorks
Bottlerocket Bar, Nowra, NSW
Justin Lill Wines, Berry
Crown West Cellars, Wollongong
Platinum Liquor, North Strathfield
Lock, Stock & Bottle, Balmain
The Park Hotel, Werribee (opening soon)

Style: Hoppy Red Ale
Strength: 5.0%
Bitterness: 40 IBU

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