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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

860 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 162
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A style of ale that was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hop, hops, and more hops! This ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasters choice.

Known as Red Betty IPA in the United States.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-10-2009)
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Ralphus

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An IPA in a can? My first was Keith's - laugh. This is my second and what an IPA it is!

Pours a crystal clear orange color with golden highlights. The head is large, pillowy and descends with ample lacing down the side of the glass. Nicely done. I'm not sure what more you could want in the looks department except for a slightly more attractive color.

The smell is fairly tame with some soft malts and pine but at the same time you know you are in for a great beer as so many well done IPAs smell just like this.

The taste is an extremely well balanced blend of pine, grapefruit hops combined with sweet caramel malts. Its shockingly well balanced to my palate. My only criticism is that it's not terribly complex... but don't let that stop you!

For the mouthfeel is silky smooth and despite the beers lack of complexity in nose and palate - what it does do - it does exceptionally well. The beer goes down in gulps. Another can (and I only have 23 left) is in the works.

Serving type: can

09-17-2010 01:19:51 | More by Ralphus
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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
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