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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
85
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | 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 woemad:
Photo of woemad
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

woemad, Jun 08, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of utopiajane
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

utopiajane, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

oberon, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SunDevilBeer, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

TTripp725, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JakerLou, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +5.8%

KolbMarley, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Budnick224
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%

Budnick224, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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!

WVbeergeek, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of tappangordo
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

tappangordo, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Guess2814
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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!!!!

Guess2814, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

let8it8grow, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

Fatehunter, Wednesday at 04:23 AM
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

staticpain, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Schwegler, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

broadway848, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14%

GRG1313, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of lzepplin01
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

lzepplin01, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of jellikit
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

jellikit, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of dental
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

dental, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Spikester
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Spikester, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

ocelot2500, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ScaryEd, Mar 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

beerasaurusrex, Oct 16, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

bruballs73199, Oct 25, 2014
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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.