Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
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Reviews by monkjuice:
4.9/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
355mL can, poured into my Bell's pint glass. I usually smoke down copious amounts of Two Hearted from this pint glass. I love Two Hearted.
A: Really nice coppery-amber colour that pours with a 1cm head. The head dissipates to a white film on top, but light lacing persists the whole way down.
S: Smell is the most powerful sense attached to memory, and I'm definitely in two of my favourite places here. Back at my Grandpa's "winter" trailer in Central Florida, somewhere near a citrus grove. And about 50 yards left of the 11th fairway at some random golf course in the Carolinas, hitting a chip-out 7-iron off of the pine needles. I fuckin' love beer.
T: Exactly what I want in an IPA. The hops are the star of the show, with great bittering, flavour, and aroma characteristics coming through. Citrus zest and coniferous sap abound. The malt backbone is there, but only in the BACKground, as it should be.
M: Just the right amount of carbonation to wake up my tastebuds for the flavour "knee to the nuts" they're about to receive. Smooth.
D: Most good IPA's have me waking up in the morning feeling as though someone tried to asphyxiate me with a rag soaked in turpentine, especially if I have more than one. I smoked down five of these bad boys during a spirited game of euchre. Woke up at 7am, with no trace of Red Racer left behind. Bravo.
Note. I just had a Two Hearted after finishing a Red Racer, and I can honestly say that Red Racer is AT LEAST as good. At this level, we're comparing a Mercedes to a BMW. They're both great, both deserving of any praise they receive. If I had a gun to my head, and I had to choose a favourite, it'd be Red Racer, by a nose.
Serving type: can
10-31-2010 23:05:54 | More by monkjuice
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Can to Glass
Can is about two weeks old!
Appearance - Clear copper/orange colour with a big white head
Smell - Strong smelling, tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine
Taste - Tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine, hops
Overall - An excellent West Coast IPA
Serving type: can
06-23-2014 03:35:15 | More by Dna_Infinity
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
473ml can into snifter. canned on april 9, 2014. enjoyed on may 23, 2014. i've had this many times before though
a: a clear, gorgeous, and glowing deep orange/amber with one and a half fingers of head
s: a potent but balanced tropical hop blast consisting of, in this order: pineapple, mango, pine, citrusy lemon & grapefruit, and bready caramel malt
t: ultra dank pine up front, but loads of pineapple as well, which quickly leads into juicy and bitter pink grapefruit. the caramel malt enters mid-palate, lingers for some time, and is absolutely delicious. hints of peaches? finishes dry -- bitter and piney. strong and unbelievably tasty flavours
m: medium body, slightly creamy, medium-to-high carbonation
o: CANADIAN SCULPIN. the best canadian IPA i've had so far and one of my overall favourite beers. central city recently switched over from 355ml cans to tallboys for this beer, while also lowering the price by a few cents -- can't beat that! gonna be slamming these all summer long. a must-try for hop heads
Serving type: can
05-23-2014 20:53:07 | More by kevinlater
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
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