Bandicoot Brewing TNT American Red

Bandicoot Brewing

Released October 1, 2019

It's perhaps worth pointing out early on here that TNT is tagged an American Red rather than a red IPA before one dives in looking for an aromatic hop punch. It's also worth pointing out that it looks rather like a baby barleywine: a glistening and dense ruddy chestnut liquid with a persistent off white head.

Aromas of creamy toffee and bitter citrus peel suggest there's such a big beer lying in wait too, but it turns out to be rather lighter in weight, serving up burnt treacle, a nuttiness, hints of bitter chocolate and a drying bitterness. The malt character reminded me of a hearty English red ale like Old Hooky but combined with the more aggressive bitterness of an American amber.

James Smith

American Red
Bandicoot Brewing

Factory 2B, 100 Northern Highway
VIC 3564

0481 333 306
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 8pm
Friday: 4pm to midnight
One Saturday a month: 4pm to midnight


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