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Red Betty IPA - Central City Brewing

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Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 12-07-2013)
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Photo of utopiajane
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Pours a hazed orange with a sweet sunshine highlighted glow. A fat head of cream colored foam falls slowly and clings to the glass. Nose is grapefruit and sweet orange. A sweet subtle bit of brown sugar for malt. An earthy light pine and spice. Taste is fantastic! This beer has the grapefruit in all it’s glory. From the pith to the peel. The tartness of it . Then to back it up is a sweet bright orange. It’s a west coast style malt with a touch of caramel and biscuit for weight that comes through as this beer warms. Finishes dry and with that earthy pine and spice. It has a moderate bitterness that does not eclipse all the flavors that want to linger at the back palate but slowly pushes them aside until you are feasting on a lingering bitter that is simply wonderful.

This beer drinks like the label .It’s like coasting on a bike . It’s fruity, it’s got a big flavor and a big finish it’s a pleasure and it could give plenty of the best IPA’s a good run for their money.

utopiajane, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Slightly hazed orange copper hue with a bright white head forms thick foamy head with speckled lacing.

Aroma has citrus biscuit malts upfront bitterness hop pellets cloud the palate.

Flavor orange peel, citrus pith, dank pine and crushed aspirin are there light biscuit malt base minimal bready sweetness.

Mouthfeel, is medium bodied slightly resinous carries the hop oils across the palate with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I need a fresher can I can tell these hops are fading...I will revisit this beer!

WVbeergeek, Today at 09:11 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

lillitnn92, Yesterday at 08:14 PM
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2.6/5  rDev -31.2%

dreichus, Nov 10, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

drinkAK, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

glib, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of DAS30
4/5  rDev +5.8%

DAS30, Nov 05, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

anthony-martinez, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of chadski
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

chadski, Oct 31, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

sdm, Oct 31, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

dental, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Ellpra
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%

Ellpra, Oct 26, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

bruballs73199, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

timmy2b, Oct 25, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

MA_Nole, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ronricorossi, Oct 25, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

enznevr, Oct 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Same beer as "Red Racer" so I have no idea why the rating is ten points lower.

SuperMartino, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can into a small tulip glass a copper color with a nice looking half finger white head atop.A good blast of citrus in the nose along with resin,much more American than English in my mind.The flavors are a mix of English earthy and leafy hop notes and American pine resin,a caramel/biscuit malt base holds up well to the hops.This a nice "hybrid" in it's English/American hop profile,a very good IPA from the northwest.

oberon, Oct 20, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

richard_stanton, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > Mason Pint
A - Clouded gold color with two fingers of off white foamy head, little lacing.
S - Lots of sweet caramel and bread, toffee, sweet orange, even a hint of cherry, some citrus zest.
T - Big sweetness up front, lots of it being malty, orange candies, fruitcake, finishes a little bitter and piney.
M - Clingy and chewy.
O - A good English IPA, but nothing about it really stands out against the sweet barrage of malt.

Omnium, Oct 17, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

beerasaurusrex, Oct 16, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

tb4475, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

cfitterer, Oct 11, 2014
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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.