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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

861 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 861
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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ThatWineGuy

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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up on a recent trip to Calgary. Poured with a murky orange and apricot hue, opaque with one finger dense beige head and slippery, sheet lacing. Carbonation a bit muted but this remained one nice looking beer!

Smell was awesome with pungent grapefruit and mango aromas, piercingly hoppy on the nose. Taste also of huge hops, enough to cause a pucker on the lips with grapefruit and orange citrus notes, brutally sharp on opening and settled a bit with air. Hoppy mouthfeel was no surprize considering the smell and taste but pine resins coating the roof of the mouth caused me to pause while writing this review. Dry and bitter with a bit of malty caramel sweetness trying to make an impression here and there.

If you like your IPA's hoppy and multi-dimensional, this is the beer for you. A real delight to taste and savour yet presented with a bit more complexity than I expected, this deserves the high marks it gets. I only wish I could buy it in Ontario!

Serving type: can

09-01-2010 02:37:44 | More by ThatWineGuy
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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
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