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Red Betty IPA - Central City Brewing

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Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA

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very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smcolw on 12-07-2013

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Photo of mbratt93
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nordicsk8er
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wattersmike90
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bustersuess
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boto
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber: This one pours a hazy slightly orangish amber color. There was a small off white head that doesn’t linger long or leave much lacing. Good hop nose. An earthy pine as well as some grapefruit. A bit of biscuit also. The taste is pretty good. A fair amount of bitterness. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors, as well as a bit of biscuit. Also a bit of caramel malts and some sweetness peeking through. Not bad at all!

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackcloud
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ajlvt
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear amber to copper in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of wispy thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit, and herbal hops with just a hint of spicy hops and caramel malts..

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is quickly followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit, herbal, and spicy (in descending order of strength). Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this beer is pretty well balanced between the flavors of the malts and the hops - not overly sweet or bitter. Pretty easy to drink and enjoyable, alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear Amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down but left a large patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste nearly parallels the smell, having light to moderate flavors of grapefruit hops along with notes of caramel malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The grapefruit lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a nice balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

Photo of nicole309
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Caillou
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of fox227
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Tmeasom
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Chuk_Hell
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jbarletto
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of maniaczak
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Wildwood_Brew
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours two fingers of head on a clear lighter straw colored body.
The aroma is bright pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and pine. Wonderful.
The taste is a moderate pine bitterness throughout, though well balanced.
The texture is soft and fizzy.
A great smelling and feeling IPA, average flavor in a hotly contested category.

Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber orange color with a thick head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma with notes of grapefruit, mild soap, dry tea leaves, pine and minerals.
Bitter flavor with notes of caramel and toasted malts, grapefruit, honey, yeast, spices and fresh tea leaves. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium towards full body with mild carbonation.
Decent IPA with bold citrusy and herbal hops (80 IBUs) on a malty base.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lobina
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tappangordo
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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!

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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.