Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
4.73/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Was recommended by an elderly man in my local liquor store.
The beer is found in a can which is unusual for me because I am accustomed to purchasing craft beer in a bottle.
It pours deep orange with a thin head that leaves remnants atop the brew.
The smell of the beer is tremendous. There is a pungent super-hoppy/piney an fruity aroma that iterally flows from the can. The smell is delicious.
The taste offers exactly what the smell presents initially. The beer is deliciously hoppy with a perfect balance of citrus and pine hops. The best part about the beer is as it warms, a distinct pineapple flavor becomes present which inreases its scrumptiousness. There is a nice malty exit that is not very overpowering.
The mouthfeel is exceptional and ranks equally with many IPAs. It almost feels as if it could be a dIPA.
The beer has a powerful hop-foward taste but the alcohol is almost perfectly masked which heightens its drinkability. I fortunately have the opportunity to drink this beer regularly. Because of that, I must say that this guy is the steeple of my beer drinking preference. Easy to get for me and never, ever a let down. If you like a unique take of the style find this beer immediatley.
Serving type: can
03-23-2010 20:50:55 | More by VelvetExtract
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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
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