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Red Betty Imperial IPA - Central City Brewing

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Red Betty Imperial IPARed Betty Imperial IPA

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 06-10-2014)
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Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear reddish orange with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sugary caramel malts and tropical fruit with some metallic notes.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with sugary fruit and a resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, decent sweet fruity biscuity DIPA.

Beaver13, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottled on 7/21/14. Poured into a tulip glass, to a half inch light tan loose fluffy head, which dissipated rather quickly, leaving very little lacing. Aroma is very malty, with just a touch of pine, grass and some citrus. Taste is also pretty malty sweet, with some nice pine flavors in the finish, with a little alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is fairly light, especially for an Imp. IPA. Overall, wasn't too terribly impressed, not a bad beer at all, but I guess I expected more from an Imperial IPA, especially compared to some of the other beers of the style.

timontheroad, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GRG1313, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a half finger light khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is spicy caramel malt, citrus and lightly piney hops, orange citrus. Flavor follows aroma; caramel malt, mixed orange family citrus, slight stone and tropical fruit, finshes with citrus and resiny pine hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a light creaminess, nice mouth feel. A nicely balanced malty IIPA with an interesting orangey citrus element that's a good change of pace. Well hopped, but not a hop bomb. An enjoyable, easy to drink imperial IPA with the kind of malty body I like and a spicy, orangey hop complement. Tasty.

LiquidAmber, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that gradually died down, eventually leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass, and some lacing running down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—orange really seems to stand out in particular along with some grapefruit.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by flavors of orange citrus hops and has a moderate amount of bitterness. Notes of pine and hints of alcohol are noticeable towards the finish; these seem to become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice aromas and flavors of citrus, but the alcohol that becomes present once the beer warms up detracts from the taste and the beer's drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of PirateCraft
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

PirateCraft, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of jakewatt135
2.75/5  rDev -24%

jakewatt135, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +10.5%

jeff1973, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

CuriousMonk, Yesterday at 04:04 AM
Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -17.1%

bernat1971, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark amber orange in the Affligem chalice with a modest head. Plenty of spritz on the tongue. Sticky and hot. Big Barley Wine aroma of simmering caramel with resiny hops.

This is a gigantic murky soup of a beer. I'd call it a Barley Wine with a hop injection. Rather sweet, though the woody hop edge slices through the sugar. It tastes really strongly of canned peaches and mango nectar, followed by the vast bitter aftertaste. Woozy with alcohol. It's an herbal liqueur with a big dose of bitters. PIney with a sharp mouthfeel and that sweet-hot sensation.

Quite sippable overall. It somehow seems to have a rustic bit of the homebrew in it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood, WA.

mactrail, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Produced 7/21/14.

Pours a clear dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, mango, and some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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 a pretty good beer with nice fruit forward hop characteristics that are slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of mr-jj
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 7/7/14

Poured into a pint glass from a bomber.

Amber color, two-finger white head, good retention and lacing
Lots of caramel on the nose, with some pine and orange peel.
Flavor is similar to nose. Caramelized orange with a slight piney finish.
Medium/full body, light carbonation.

A decent DIPA, but a bit too sweet for my tastes.

mr-jj, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of beergoot
4/5  rDev +10.5%

The body appears a deep-toned copper color with an off-white head, thick and fluffy that leave thick rings of lacking (4.0). Strong pine and citrus hop aroma; grassy undertones; barely perceptible malt grain smell way in the background (4.0). Juicy and tart flavors with a strong bitter aftertaste; warm, slightly toasted malt flavors way in the background; mild caramel notes (4.0). Medium-heavy body; fairly smooth on the palate; mostly dry finish (4.0).

A very nice looking DIPA with a funky tangerine and orange rind scent and a bold, crisp bitterness riding atop a fairly rich yet not overpowering malt base. The Maris Otter malt really helps add some malt depth and balance to things. A very nice find...

beergoot, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Oakengroves
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Oakengroves, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of dwtyler
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

dwtyler, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of vondutch
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Not a huge fan of IIPA's, but this one seems to be the exception! Nice deep & mellow flavours, finihsing all sweet & creamy! A whopping 9% abv! Not at all bitter IMO. Another win for CCB!

Cheers from Calgary!

vondutch, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle. Pours a mostly clear, dark orange color. Big, doughy, slightly off-white head. Lots of jagged lacing. Aroma is candied citrus, pine and noticeable sweetness. Just from the smell, you can tell this will be a sweet DIPA. Not sure if I am in the mood for that right now. The flavor actually works out better. It's sweet but the hop profile helps to round out the sweetness. The hops have some peach and mango elements. They complement and ease in the considerable maltiness of this brew. Darker, more robust malts impart pronounced flavors.

VelvetExtract, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

terence, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%

BcOneSeven, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Metaltildeath, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect Sam Adams pint glass, not sure when it was bottled. Pours an attractive orange with a two inch white head, that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is rye, biscuit, orange peel, caramel, lemon, and grapefruit.

The smell follows well, lots of caramel, biscuit, and rye up front, with citrusy grapefruit and oranges in the finish.

Body is medium large, with plenty of life, a touch dry, and goes down rather large.

This is a very malty DIPA and more of a sipper for the style. Solid brew anyway.

SawDog505, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of dwoolley1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dwoolley1, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Big in just about every way. Big sweet malt, big fruit, noticeable booze, well maybe not big bitter. More a sipper than a chugger. Definitely worth a try, but maybe not a regular rotation.

RonfromJersey, Nov 10, 2014
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Red Betty Imperial IPA from Central City Brewing
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