Back in its early incarnation, Clare Valley Brewing Co had a red ale in its lineup that went by the name of Ranga Tang. Following the rebrand, there's still a red ale in the core range, albeit with a more grown up and sensible name. What's more, the Red Ale is a more grown up beer too: bigger in every way (if memory serves correctly).
It pours a ruddy russet colour and offers up a solid slab of maltiness: expect to tuck into burnt caramel, toasted malts and even a hint of coffee. It features a combination of four US hops too, but here they don't deliver the pungent aromatics you might be expecting; instead they add a soft, broad and spicy bitterness that supports the layers of malt.
- Red Ale
- 40 IBU