Tuesday 29 March 2022

Gypsy Fox Brewing Co - Rougey Red Ale - Beer Review

Review Date: 26/3/2022
Brewery Name: Gypsy Fox Brewing Co (Hawkesbury, NSW, Australia)
Beer Name: Rougey - Red Ale

"When the sun goes down, the gypsy fox comes out to play. This cunning, well-rounded brew has a backbone of traditional Golding's hops, and full-bodied Maris Otter malt forward and a dash of roasted barley"

Gypsy Fox - Rougey Red Ale Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.2% (Standard)

Label/Design: 6/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: Irish Red Ale

Malts/Adjuncts: Maris Otter, Barley

Hops: East Kent Goldings

IBU's: Unknown


Colour: Straw


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Gypsy Fox - Rougey Red Ale in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 7/10

Overall Impression: 7/10


Our first beer review for Gypsy Fox - we stumbled across this one while out and about in the eastern suburbs of Sydney - strange since it's such a long way from their base in the Hawkesbury area. Being a red ale there's plenty of malt backbone and sweetness, with hop flavours being derived from the quintessential British hop - East Kent Goldings. With a mixture of floral, spice and some earthy and herbal notes, it leaves a long lasting dry finish with plenty of palate carbonation . Bittering is well matched without being overpowering. A refreshing change from the usual fruit driven IPA's flooding the market

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