Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
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Reviews by hawks10:
4.55/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz can poured into an imperial pint glass...
Pours a nice dark amber/reddish copper color with a bit of haze...a huge four fingers worth of creamy meringue-like beige head forms and lasts for a long time, some chunks of lacing are left behind...
Nice aroma of strong citrus hops, mainly grapefruit with a nice piny edge to it as well...a decent amount of bready malt adds a bit of balance to a wonderfully hoppy beer...
Taste starts with some aggressive bitter action, very piny and resinous...a few sips in and the brew starts to sweeten a bit, the citrus in the nose comes out a bit with some juicy fruity taste and a decent malt background to slightly balance this beer...but this one is definitely about the hops, and finishes dry and bitter...
Medium bodied with decent carbonation...slightly oily and slick with a very dry lingering finish...
Probably the best IPA I have had from a can...and just overall one of the best American IPAs I have had.Period.
Serving type: can
05-29-2010 05:24:03 | More by hawks10
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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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