Wet July Day 25, grab at an old favourite and the beer that turned me onto hoppy red ales, Redhopulous from HopDog BeerWorks down in Nowra. Tim has done a wonderful job getting a busies running based on a 200 litre system (recently upgraded) to produce some outstanding beers you’d expect from a much larger establishment.
The Redhopulous pours a beautiful dark amber colour with an off-white-cream coloured head, excellent carbonation and a strong nose of hops. there’s some malt in that aroma also, but it’s front forward hops, pine & citrus.
The body is quite nice, great mouthfeel and a nice on the drier side finish. the flavour is a great balance of malt and hops, some nice malt backbone with light caramel, bot not too much as to outshine the hops. The hop flavour coming through for me over and above is grapefruit, some tropical and a decent level of bitterness.
First time I tasted this it was a 4 and probably every time since… today it’s still getting a 4 – great beer!