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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
86
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

03-26-2014 21:27:51 | More by flagmantho
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utopiajane

New York

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
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-18-2014 22:40:43 | More by SunDevilBeer
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-12-2014 22:03:41 | More by TTripp725
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2014 22:26:39 | More by JakerLou
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 01:41:08 | More by KolbMarley
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Guess2814

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

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!!!!

12-22-2013 21:37:36 | More by Guess2814
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-01-2014 19:57:58 | More by let8it8grow
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staticpain

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-18-2014 21:44:20 | More by staticpain
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lzepplin01

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-01-2014 23:49:54 | More by lzepplin01
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jellikit

Washington

4.36/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

04-13-2014 22:52:11 | More by jellikit
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Spikester

Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

01-28-2014 05:58:26 | More by Spikester
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ocelot2500

Arizona

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
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-16-2014 20:03:34 | More by ScaryEd
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BrentLinkin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-08-2014 16:53:06 | More by BrentLinkin
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 23:19:55 | More by jamvt
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GBH

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-18-2014 01:53:12 | More by GBH
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wlynch

California

3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

08-20-2014 01:13:34 | More by wlynch
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EuellGophar

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2014 23:01:08 | More by EuellGophar
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jrh9696


4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2014 22:47:43 | More by jrh9696
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-10-2014 22:38:16 | More by chefdave37
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2014 03:43:37 | More by Braz
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-07-2014 03:07:12 | More by Userme59
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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-10-2014 21:53:59 | More by dsm45
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docrtaylor


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-07-2014 23:42:25 | More by docrtaylor
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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.