Six String Double Dark Red IPA

Six String Brewing

Released August 17, 2017

When Six String launched back in 2013, the beer that won them the most beer geek cred was their punchy Dark Red IPA, a style few made at the time with any regularity and one the Central Coasters effectively made their own. Fast forward to IPA Day 2017 and the Six String brewers decided to take their beloved red IPA, run it through the amplifier and crank the dial all the way up to ten.

The Double Dark Red IPA has double the malt and triple the hops of the original, making this ten percent ABV and 100 IBU beer an undeniable step (or two) up from its predecessor. And yet, perhaps a better word to describe it is simply decadent: the aroma comes across as resinous and on the palate it feels thick and viscous, tasting rich and sweet like a caramel booze ooze. It’s easy to imagine someone new to beers from outside the common or garden realm being presented with a glass of DDRIPA and being taken aback at such rampant flavours, but those already on the good beer train ought not to find it a difficult gap to cover.

As a limited release they'd normally have packaged this in 500ml cans but, considering what’s contained within, they reckoned 375ml was probably enough in one go. The jury’s out on that, which probably means you get to be the judge.

Nick O

Imperial Dark Red IPA
100 IBU
Six String Brewing

4/330 The Entrance Road
NSW 2250

(02) 4365 4536
Regular events

From Nov 2020, on weekends
Numbers limited to 10 Bookings essential:
Brew Days:
Monthly – returning in 2021

Open Hours

Wed to Sat: midday to 9.30pm
Kitchen: midday to 3pm & 5pm to 8pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 4pm Kitchen: 10.30am to 3pm


By appointment (max 15 people)