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Red Betty IPA - Central City Brewing

Red Betty IPA
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%

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 jellikit


4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: orange-red. Thin head. Short lacing. Pretty clear.
S: floral and orange. A bit peppery.
T: sweet. Big malt balanced by big alcohol and hops.
M: medium carbonation. Body like Kate Upton.
I: good imperial IPA. Fruity, sweet, peppery, big. Yummy. Would try others from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 22:52:11 | More by jellikit
Photo of flagmantho


4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam. I don't know if I can ask much more of an IPA.

Smell: creamy and sweet malt aroma with just a touch of toast and a refreshing dose of earthy hops. Great example of an English IPA aroma.

Taste: quite like the aroma; hops are earthy but green and fresh at the same time. Bitterness is strong up front but fades a bit toward the end (interesting effect, that). A very well-balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied and quite creamy indeed, especially for the style. I like it.

Overall: quite tasty and drinkable, there's not much more to add. This is a very well-put-together brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 21:27:51 | More by flagmantho
Photo of Spikester


4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber with red highlights. Three fingers of almost white head that is still there after at least ten minutes. Lacing is much better than average.
Smell is malty with a touch of pine and some hop floral notes.
Taste is bitter pine resin some grapefruit and a big English malt presence.
The bitterness rules but is less so due to the good amount of malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation and a long semi dry bitter finish.
Overall an excellent brew that satisfies that hop urge without wiping out your taste buds.
I really enjoyed this beer. And it still has a head after about 20 minutes. Impressive.

Serving type: can

01-28-2014 05:58:26 | More by Spikester
Photo of Guess2814


3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm drinking this beer watching NFL Sunday football. I'll start off saying the can is absolutely classic. Old fashion. Nice Hops. Grassy Hoppy Taste. Dark Golden color look to it. Nice smell. I like this beer. A beer I need to have more of to give a definitive detail about it. But for a first time taste. I like it. This beer will be talked about more. CHEERS!!!!

Serving type: can

12-22-2013 21:37:36 | More by Guess2814
Photo of smcolw


4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Since I'm adding this beer, here's what is written on the bottle: "A style of ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. This award-winning I.P.A. is about hops, hops and more hops! This ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmaster's choice."

Dark gold/light amber color with a mild chill haze. Low head, but it lasts and leaves plenty of chunky, blanketing lace.

Mild, aromatic and floral fresh hop smell on the initial pour.

Soft, lightly caramelized pale malt flavor up front. The tale of the tape is the very strong, bittering hop which completely dominates the taste prior to the swallow. It is most intense at the beginning of the aftertaste, which dissipates very slowly. Appropriate body with an under-carbonated effervescence.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 20:36:50 | More by smcolw
Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.