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Red Betty IPA - Central City Brewing

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Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of earthy hops and toasted malts.

Tastes of a good dose of earthy hops coupled with solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with an earthy and grassy feel to it. Moderate amount of bitterness is washed away by caramel malts and toffee notes. More hops come towards the end and leaves a lingering pine note.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice English IPA with full fleshed out hops.

Serving type: can

07-29-2014 03:01:14 | More by ocelot2500
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-28-2014 04:39:27 | More by MickeyHops
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - poured from can into pint glass, supper clear, medium amber, large frothy two finger head. Left immediate lacing as it dissipated, looks super fresh... After drinking a while could see the fresh lacing sticking to the side, this looks great.

S - ridiculous hop nose out the can, upon pouring I was greeted with an intense hop bouquet with grapefruity citrus and deep pine. A mellow sweetness was present, sugary and candy like. Smells more WC IPA then English.

T - taste is where the English comes in i take it. Deep malt character melds well with the intense floral and grapefruit hops. Some toffee and burnt sugar in there, definitely more malt forward in the flavor then the aroma. Bitterness is restrained, it is there but the restraint really allows the other flavors to linger. It does have a certain malt note that I'm not fond of, I can't put it in words other then it tastes copper-y, this sort of detracts from the flavor for me.

M -on par for the style, medium to lower carb, medium body, finishes on the sweet side probably a little more then I'd care for.

O - for the style, I would say I wasn't expecting such a great fresh hop flavor, but was pleasantly surprised. Definitely a departure from EIPA in that respect, Certainly a departure from the diacetyl laden EIPAs brewed locally to me that I am used to. Overall really enjoyable brew if you want some great hop flavor that doesn't skimp on the malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 00:30:50 | More by MaineBrewing
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2014 16:13:51 | More by Metaltildeath
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2014 01:44:42 | More by pkalix
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-18-2014 00:34:12 | More by Oidmoe
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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, herbal, pungent, pine, garlic, lemon, grassy, caramel, and toasted malts.

Taste: Same as above with mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, some bitterness, and a little chewy.

Overall: A little different from the Red Racer, but still a solid beer.

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 20:53:31 | More by Flounder57
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-07-2014 03:07:12 | More by Userme59
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North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A slight chill haze in the amber-colored liquid, but the head is impressive, sticky and leaves a ton of lacing

Smell: Toffee sweetness and earthy hops - very English

Taste: The toffee sweetness lays down the backbone, with the earthy hops building in the middle; surprisingly resinous, after the swallow; the finish is primarily bitter, but there is just a touch of the toffee in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice, primarily English-style IPA

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 23:33:37 | More by brentk56
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Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +30.9%

06-25-2014 13:04:38 | More by wesbray
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-22-2014 05:30:26 | More by jwswigs
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-18-2014 01:53:12 | More by GBH
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2014 22:47:43 | More by jrh9696
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz can (dated Apr. 29, 2014) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated June 2, 2014.

A-The beer is brassy in color and clear with a few bubbles of carbonation visible in the glass. The head is short and light-tan with poor retention. There is some nice lacing at first.

S-The aroma is earthy, sharp, and sort-of pungent. I get some spices like white pepper, and a bit of onion aroma, as well as some herbal notes and mint as the beer warms. There is also a bit of toasted bread in there. A somewhat jumbled smell.

T-The taste is more focused (and better) than the smell. It is still sharp, spicy, and zesty with a higher than normal amount of bitterness, but it mostly loses the onion flavor, which is nice. Flavors include pepper and herbal alcohol, as well as biscuit and cracker-like malts.

M-The feel is light to medium in heft with a softer carbonation that lays low on my tongue.

O-This beer is somewhat of a mixed bag. I am not crazy about the aroma, but the flavor is pretty solid with a nice balance of hop and malt flavors. The spices are a nice touch, but the lingering onion flavor takes the score down a bit. Props to Central City for not making another hop-bomb, juice monster IPA.

Serving type: can

06-16-2014 02:24:28 | More by spoony
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

06-15-2014 05:17:25 | More by cdragos
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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at a grocery store on Spokane’s South Hill for $4.68. No obvious freshness date was found on the bottle. I’ve seen it in grocery stores locally for the last few months and decided to give it a shot.

Poured a somewhat hazy golden amber color, with a big, creamy beige colored head that hung around for a while.

Piney nose, with some citrusy elements as well.

Bitter piney hop taste at first, quickly joined and moderated by citrusy and earthy hop flavors, and with a lingering hop aftertaste. Slightly larger malt profile than most American IPAs. Kinda seems like a hybrid between the American and English IPA styles – this is not the first Canadian IPA I’ve had that straddles the two styles.

Medium bodied, with an oily mouthfeel.

Pretty tasty. I’m not sure I’d want to drink repeated pints of this, but for once the 22oz format seems the right amount. I haven’t seen any other beers by this brewery in my neck of the woods, but I’d give them a try based on this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 22:12:56 | More by woemad
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1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

06-08-2014 21:22:52 | More by leftoverburrito
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-31-2014 16:34:36 | More by kmos27
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4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out with a honey-amber color; thick, finely bubbled, white head. Very nice pine aroma with orange and lemon notes as well. Hop bitterness, smooth and bold, comprises the main flavor points with light biscuit malt notes in the background. Medium bodied with a crisp, clean, dry finish.

A very fine English styled IPA that tip-toes across the line with some of the bold hop character of US West coast IPA hop bitterness and, almost, big aroma. Very well balanced throughout and offering some nice depth in the flavor and aroma departments. Very delightful and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 22:15:36 | More by beergoot
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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-05-22 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear golden-orange with a 2-finger off-white head and good lace.

S - Woody, pineapple, pine, hop floral. Mildly dank. Can smell it from 2-feet away. Sweet and enjoyable.

T - Pineapple, oak and pine initially but this yields quickly to an assertive bitterness that lingers long into the aftertaste. There's some lingering hop bud and pine flavors in the finish but very little malt or fruit sweetness to support the bitterness. It dries very quickly.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Resinous and prickly.

O - A decent IPA but I would have liked it more if the pineapple fruit sweetness of the aroma would have transferred more into the flavor.

Serving type: can

05-22-2014 23:21:04 | More by Tucquan
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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a pretty good ipa here, known as red racer in canada. more of an english style this one, with a deep copper hue and a tall white head. it smells like english ale yeast and quite a bit of that amber crystal 60 malt, buttery sweet, but the hops are enormous as well, and do more than balance this out aromatically. the density of the malt is much less in the taste, and while this is rather full bodied, it certainly is a hop driven brew, with more bitterness than any real hop flavor, especially in the finish where the bitter pellet hops are all i can taste. a little woody element to this too, maybe centennial is involved. well carbonated for sure too, this is really fizzy, but the body is a little more than i need in a regular ipa. overall pretty nice brew, new to the colorado market, delightfully refreshing for how big it is, but not distinct enough for this to be a regular buy for me.

Serving type: can

05-10-2014 16:06:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2014 23:28:53 | More by JGLittle
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 23:19:55 | More by jamvt
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-25-2014 18:07:24 | More by atrocity
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2014 20:09:12 | More by PEIhop
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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.