An exuberant blend of colour, flavours and aromas, Red IPA is our signature beer.
This India Pale Ale is a descendant of a tradition with deep colonial roots, stretching back several centuries to when pale ales were boosted with hops and alcohol to withstand the long sea voyage from England to India.
With predominantly local hops, Gladfield malts from Canterbury and slightly above-average alcohol content, our Red IPA has the same confidence and individuality that characterise our own former colony. Tantalising passionfruit aromas give way to a delightful and unexpected combination of berries, tart ruby grapefruit and a comforting toasty malt on the palate, rounded off with a satisfying, sustained finish.
Malt varieties: Gladfield Ale, Red Back, Aurora and Shepherds Delight
Hop varieties: Simcoe, NZ Cascade, Motueka and Southern Cross