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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

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 25 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 12-07-2013)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of utopiajane
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can into a small tulip glass a copper color with a nice looking half finger white head atop.A good blast of citrus in the nose along with resin,much more American than English in my mind.The flavors are a mix of English earthy and leafy hop notes and American pine resin,a caramel/biscuit malt base holds up well to the hops.This a nice "hybrid" in it's English/American hop profile,a very good IPA from the northwest.

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Budnick224
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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!

Photo of tappangordo
3.6/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Guess2814
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
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!!!!

Photo of Tmeasom
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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 staticpain
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of lzepplin01
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jellikit
4.36/5  rDev +15%
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.

Photo of dental
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Spikester
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of beerasaurusrex
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.