Back to our friends at Brew by Numbers with their quirky super-plain packaging and overly ordered naming system. This is a particularly hoppy “Red Ale” which from my limited wikipedia-based research appears to basically be a dark bitter, not malty like a ruby. It certainly isn’t fruity red in the way Fruili or others are.
This particular ale is very heavy on the hops, in fact, a bit mono-flavoured. The taste really gets to the top of your mouth and even the back of the throat and is probably too much for my liking. There’s no sweetness or even really any tart tang to mix it up, just caustic bitterness. It does mellow a tad with time, but I found this rather hard going, and at 6.2% it’s pretty boozy with it.
Sorry, just not very nice.