Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 787 | Reviews: 434 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by markaberrant:
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - amber, slight haze, moussy white head, leaves nice sticky lace behind.
S - piney, bitter grapefruit, very hop forward nose, very fresh/raw,
T - more pine and bitter grapefruit up front, barely balanced by the malt, tropical fruit too, lingering pine bitterness, very smooth hop flavour despite being quite agressive.
M - low carbonation, med light body, not overly creamy, light astringency from the hops, dry puckering finish really brings out the smooth bitterness
D - damn, I'm gulping this down while I review, superb stuff.
Before doing this review, I had brewed up a batch of barleywine. So when I first grabbed the glass of Red Racer IPA for an initial sniff I thought, "hmm, guess I didn't wash my hands very well, they reek of raw hops." Turns out my hands were squeaky clean, it was the Red Racer!
Ultra fresh, agressive pine notes are a tough thing to pull off properly, and Red Racer has done it flawlessly. This is about as hoppy as a single IPA can get without being an over the top mess. It's a straight up IPA, but there are lots of interesting hop flavours. I am very sad I only have the one can. More people need to know about this beer, it is easily the best IPA in Canada that has touched my lips!
Thanks to Canucklehead for the can!
Serving type: can
05-30-2009 20:51:49 | More by markaberrant
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 650ml bottle, no dating. Clear dark orange body with two fingers of bubbly white head. Lots of lacing.
Tons of grapefruit, pine, lemon, orange peel and citrus notes on the aroma. Some sort of "dank" hoppy note too.
Citrus and grapefruit flavor on the tongue and forwards into big hop bitterness with some lemon and orange peel notes. Juicy hop flavor. Leaves a dry, very bitter, hoppy aftertaste.
Medium body, smooth and quaffable. Nice amount of carbonation to go along with the body and flavor.
Nice IPA from Central City.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 20:45:02 | More by Scrylol
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.