Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
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Reviews by errantnight:
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A really nice, well balanced, east coast IPA with a superb nose. Upon further tastings I might bump this up a touch on the aroma.
Pours a strong, orange copper with solid retention and nice lacing. Aroma is earthy and a bit musty, some peach and stone fruit in front of citrus. On the palate this gets a big, resiny, grapefruity bitter finish. The malt bill provides a bit of up front toast that kills the hop flavor through the middle (which is sort of standard for the east coast style), but it's a really nice example. Right there with fresh Finest Kind.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2010 02:36:14 | More by errantnight
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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
94 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.