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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

861 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 162
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A style of ale that was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hop, hops, and more hops! This ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasters choice.

Known as Red Betty IPA in the United States.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-10-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-09-2012 23:24:25 | More by Avant_Garage
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kbscott

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I only bought this because I hadn't seen it before. I didn't really have high expectations but I was blown away. One of the best IPA's I've had! The smell is amazing! Interesting that it only comes in a can (at least where I can get it - Calgary).

Serving type: can

01-25-2011 04:38:43 | More by kbscott
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-28-2014 21:08:54 | More by PeterSimmons
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-28-2013 15:08:17 | More by sclitch
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-09-2011 22:30:49 | More by CSQ1111
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-14-2012 11:52:41 | More by KimberlyO
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pnkHoody

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1910 - Smith's Glyco-Heroin cough mixture becomes a best-selling cold remedy.

1929 - Coca Cola end a thirty-year practice of fortifying their soda drink with cocaine extract.

2010 - Central City Brewing finally admit their IPA is brewed primarily from crack and jelly-beans?

This is a beautiful golden IPA with gentle carbonation. It smells like candied hops, the usual citrus spectrum, and mulled tropical fruit. The bitterness/sweetness balance is exemplary, resulting in an uncomplicated yet alluring brew. It is suspiciously wonderful. I think I finally understand the unfiltered exuberance with which toddlers behold SunnyD. Get some.

Serving type: can

12-11-2009 04:12:19 | More by pnkHoody
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Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-17-2013 22:37:24 | More by hardrock
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-08-2012 02:35:58 | More by BigDaftAl
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-15-2011 22:52:04 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-15-2012 16:08:02 | More by Coastal_Brew
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-21-2011 06:06:53 | More by cbnz
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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shoebacca

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at the Alibi Room in Vancouver. Wonderful floral and citrusy aromas were here, great hoppy flavor, everything in its right place. Just a solid I.P.A here. If you see it, drink it: you won't be disappointed.

Plus, I would totally do the "Red Racer" on the logo.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2009 01:49:03 | More by shoebacca
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-05-2012 09:31:19 | More by Wordslinger
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toddomundo

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-22-2013 20:13:48 | More by toddomundo
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BeckyFreesTibet

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An impressive showing from a brewery with which I was unfamiliar.

Pours amber with peachy tones. Several fingers of frothy, bright white head and heavy, lingering lacing that literally coats the sides of the glass.

The aroma is everything an IPA should be. Very fruity with both citrus and tropical fruit present. Also a beautiful, floral, hoppy aroma.

The taste is mildly hoppy all the way. There is a notable amount of spice, especially pepper, tropical fruits, peach, and citrus at the end. It is never too bitter, but the taste is definitely more punchy than the smell.

Mouthfeel is incredibly full and consistent. Light, sparkly carbonation. Goes down like ice water on a hot day.

Serving type: can

04-22-2010 19:11:14 | More by BeckyFreesTibet
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-07-2014 18:45:43 | More by RyanPollock
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz can(!) obtained at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours a hazy golden amber body with nearly an inch of slowly dissipating off-white head that leaves a good bit of lacing on the side of the glass. Smells intensely hoppy, with citrus (lemon to grapefruit), pith, pine, mint, herb, and just enough caramel and chocolate malt to balance. Tastes very citrussy, lemon and a bit of grapefruit particularly come to mind, with some pith herb, zest... Malt is there but only in the background, though it's fairly pleasant and pronounced with notes of toffee, coffee, and chocolate toward the finish. Medium bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. A really easy-drinker, this beer is disappearing faster than I'd like it to. A pleasant surprise! A top-notch IPA right up there with the best ones from south of the border (US). Well worth the buy if you can find it, I'll definitely be picking this one up again. Yum!

Serving type: can

11-29-2009 23:39:17 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a quarter inch of head. Fairly good head retention and lacing throughout.

The aroma is fantastic, nice sweet pink grapefruit with a little caramel underneath and sweet fresh cut navel oranges. Nicely citrusy and sweet, only a hint of pine. Wow.

Central City nailed the style. Grapefruit flesh with a little rind and pine thrown in against a very subtle, very nuanced sweet malt backbone, but whereas the lack of a strong malt presence is normally a shortcoming for an IPA, it totally works here, as the hops are the star of the show and they're so deftly handled adding more malt would seem like cheating, if not ruin everything. Honestly, the bitterness is not overdone or underdone. It's spot on, really, and just as bitter as it needs to be. No more. No less. I can find no fault with it.

This is the best hopcentric beer brewed in Canada that I have ever tried--hell, it's better than 97% of the American brewed IPAs I have tried. So good.

Drinkability? If I could only drink one beer brewed in Canada it might very well be this.

Thanks to papat444 for so generously sharing this with me.

Serving type: can

10-29-2009 03:10:06 | More by MeisterBurger
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.