Eagle Bay India Red Lager

India Red Lager

Long before a significant number of the country's smaller brewers decided to start exploring some of the classic beer styles of the world, rather than banging out hazies and XPAs at great speed, Eagle Bay were focused on doing such things – and doing them well. But when it comes to hybridising a couple of classics to create modern interpretations of interest, well, they seem to reach even greater heights.

Their India Red Lager is one such example. Released as winter turned to spring in WA’s South West, this modern retro style hits the spot in more ways than one. A striking, just-ruby red pour is topped with a light head and even lighter carbonation, carrying a rich aroma profile just so. Salted caramel, candied orange peel, nuttiness and Werther’s Originals are present. All this leads into a palate that is similar but bolstered by a touch of piney bitterness and some residual sugar. Breadiness, caramalts and some herbaceous hop character are all present, too.

Eagle Bay’s IRL spent seven weeks lagering and has retained a stack of both hop and malt flavour as it made its way into cans. It’s achieves a sweet balance of being light and easy drinking on the one hand, full-flavoured and bold in character on the other.

Jono Outred

Published October 27, 2022

Eagle Bay Brewery

252 Eagle Bay Rd
Eagle Bay
WA 6281

(08) 9755 3554
Open Hours

11am to 5pm - 7 days a week
Summer/Christmas school holidays: 11am to 7pm

Regular events

Super Fresh Fridays - $15 growler fills every Friday!!!!


By appointment

Lallemand May 2024 B
Obsidian 2024

More from Eagle Bay Brewery

Eagle Bay India Red Lager (2024)
India Red Lager
Eagle Bay Lighthouse Lager, Cali IPA & Hoops Blend 005
Aussie Lager, Cali IPA & Fig & Yuzu Brett Saison
4.0% & 6.1% & 8.8%
Eagle Bay West Coast Pilsner & Citrus Sour
West Coast Pilsner & Citrus Sour
5.5% & 3.2%
Eagle Bay 90 Day Pilsner – 2023 Edition
Eagle Bay Pickle Gose To Garden
Pickle Juice Gose
Eagle Bay x Rocky Ridge Eagle Rock 2022
Double IPL
Eagle Bay Blue Swimmer, Citrus West Coast IPA & Black Vanilla '22
Barrel-Aged Fruit Sour, Citrus IPA & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
5.7% & 6.7% & 11.3%
Eagle Bay Oaked Vienna Lager
Oaked Vienna Lager
Eagle Bay Hop Punch Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
Eagle Bay Wheatbelt Lager
Eagle Bay 90 Day Pilsner
Eagle Bay XPA
Mid-Strength XPA
Eagle Bay Brewing Besk Mates Trio
Various Styles
7.2% & 6.5% & 4.0%
Eagle Bay Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Strong Ale & Burnt Caramel Barley Wine
Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Ale & Barlewine
6.8% & 11.7%
Eagle Bay Oaked Vienna Lager
Oak-Aged Vienna Lager
Eagle Bay & Rocky Ridge Eagle Rock 2020
India Pale Pilsner
Eagle Bay Single Series: Pepita Porter & Sea Salt Sesame Stout
Porter & Stout
7.0% & 6.0%
Eagle Bay Brewing Single Series: Norwegian Barleywine & Assembled Cabernet BA Stout
Barleywine & Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Both 10.0%
Eagle Bay Brewing Single Series: Dark Lager
Dark Lager
Eagle Bay Brewing Single Series: Red IPA & IPA
6.0% & 6.2%