Red Betty IPA - Central City Brewing
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 MOUTHFEEL 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
08-21-2014 17:43:39 | More by utopiajane
3.56/5 rDev -6.8%
Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, candied citrus zest, and pineapple juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is a slightly better hop presence in the smell to me.
08-04-2014 05:19:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
07-29-2014 03:01:14 | More by ocelot2500
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
07-23-2014 00:30:50 | More by MaineBrewing
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
07-13-2014 20:53:31 | More by Flounder57
3.91/5 rDev +2.4%
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
07-02-2014 23:33:37 | More by brentk56
3.79/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
06-16-2014 02:24:28 | More by spoony
Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.