Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
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Reviews by Dools9:
4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can into a SA Perfect Pint. BB 2/12/13.
A: Pours a gorgeous orange amber color, lots of carbonation rising. Two finger egg shell head retains well and laces very nicely.
S: Blend of sweet caramel malts, resiny pine, and light citrus fruits. Not the in your face aroma I was expecting as it is a bit subdued.
T: Right off the bat your hit with a combo of fresh resinous, sprucey pine (think Christmas tree) and a smack of tropical citrus and grapefruit. Hops are pretty dominant but there is a bit of caramel malt sweetness to offset the bitterness and they work well off each other. Dry, lingering hop finish, very clean.
M: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, very easily drinkable.
O: Blends fresh pine, citrus, and malty sweetness together nicely. The nose was a bit of a let down, but besides that, its a very solid IPA. Would like to know exactly how old the can was and will look for this in the future to compare. Having this super fresh would probably be amazing.
Serving type: can
11-17-2012 00:06:55 | More by Dools9
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Clear, medium amber, not a lot of head but it sticks around & laces the glass.
Big, hoppy aroma, with piney American "C" hops, tropical fruit, melon rind, and a lot of sweetness. Great IPA smell.
Bracingly bitter up front, with a piney bite only slightly softened by light citrus & tropical fruit notes that develop a little slower. After your taste buds acclimatize and the beer warms up a bit you notice that there's also a very substantial candylike sweetness, though with no burnt or toffee notes. Opponents of crystal malt in IPAs will not be pleased - this one is more in the East Coast style despite its geographic origin.
Mouthfeel substantial and somewhat sticky, with fairly low carbonation.
Outstanding. By far my favourite Canadian IPA thus far.
Serving type: can
07-24-2014 06:47:48 | More by EvanHarper
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.