I’m a big fan of inner-west Sydney stalwart Young Henrys, with their well made and understated brews that lean more towards the UK then the US. This Red IPA is no exception and in fact one the most enjoyable beers I’ve had from the Newtown outfit. It may be labelled as a ‘Winter Ale’, but it was perfect on a cool spring night. Nice artwork too.

Bottle. Pours a rich, inviting copper red, with a well retained cream coloured head. Gentle aromas of roasted caramel, spicy rye and grassy hops. Immediate bitterness on the front palate, followed by spiciness, well rounded earthy hops and complex roasted caramel and bread malt backing. A moderate level of bitterness is maintained throughout, making me wish I’d bought a second bottle.

Appearance: 4/5
Aroma: 7/10
Flavour: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20