Kaiju!'s Hopped Out Red IPA erupts with floral, pine and boozy aroma. On entry the brew's mouthfeel is typical of the red IPA style: smooth and bold but unquestionably drinkable. Pineapple and malt sweetness shine through at first however these flavours are swiftly overtaken by intensely resinous, piny hop bitterness. Grapefruit notes shone through during this intense finish. As the beer warmed rapidly in Melbourne’s unseasonably warm spring weather, Hopped Out Red IPA revealed its complexity replete with more than a hint of resin.
Comparisons aside, Kaiju: Hopped Out Red IPA drinks like driving along Australia's country roads; the beer's domineering, bitey strong finish could very well be likened to be overtaken by a drunken speeding motorist along any of our beautifully scenic rural highways. Do not be that drunk driver though. Hopped Out Red IPA is a fine brew that is deserving of savoured, relaxed-pace imbibing.