Red Hill Brewery Dancing Fox Red IPA

Style
Red IPA
ABV
7.5%

Four down, six to go. As Red Hill Brewery looks to mark a decade of brewing with ten one-off red beers, they've already ticked off a saison, Belgian style tripel and smoke beer. And for number four it's IPA time. Red, of course. Or, perhaps more specifically: deepest, darkest red.

It's tagged as an English IPA, albeit one that's at the upper boozy reaches of the style at 7.5 percent ABV, and is a beer that tips a wink to those they most loved while living in the UK as well as to the "crafty little fox" that likes to dance with the Shetland pony in the brewery's paddock. And, while it's an IPA and has been hopped with fresh hops at multiple stages, it's as much a showcase for specialty malt as anything else. The hops might add a touch of orange blossom and balancing, lingering bitterness, but for the most part this is all about the malts that lend it the deep red colour: they're rich and creamy, treacle and toffee – even hints of a fortified wine.

As they approach the halfway mark, it's time to start pondering where they'll head for the final six, assuming red versions of porters, stouts, pales, darks and goldens are off the menu by their very nature. Answers on a postcard...

Published August 12, 2015

Name
Red Hill Brewery
Address

88 Shoreham Rd
Red Hill South
VIC 3937

Phone
(03) 5989 2959
Open Hours

Open Thurs to Sun: 11am to 7pm
Dec 28 to Jan 31, 2024 hours:
Open seven days 11am to 7pm

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