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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
95
world-class

885 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 168
Gots: 65 | 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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Red Racer IPA

This is one of my favorite India Pale Ales. It has everything that you could hope to find in one, and one of the first true IPAs I tried.

Appearance: 4.25

Even though this may be the ''worst'' part of the beer, this is by no means whatsoever saying that much. This pours an amber-orange colour, and leaves a slight a very slight lacing around the glass. Not the best ever, but still appetizing.

Smell: 4.75

Lovely. Just lovely. A bouquet of pine, citrus, slight caramel, and fruity hops await you. The scent does not leave much to be desired.

Taste: 5.00

The taste is very similar to the smell, only even better; Grapefruit, Pine, a hint of lemon and some very slight caramel await you through out the beer, with orange peel near the end. Excellence.

Mouthfeel: 5.00

Pure excellence; while it is not too heavy for someone getting into IPAs, it is not too underwhelming/light for the connoisseur either, as it falls perfectly into the medium bodied category, with a refreshing hop bitterness at the end.

Overall: 4.91
Excellent beer, with all the hop bitterness and taste you expect from an IPA. Try this when you get the chance; an exceptional brew.

kholdstare93, Aug 06, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%

Central City Brewers: Red Racer IPA, 6.5%. -
no list of ingredients or IBU level on the bottle. This bottle was delivered by a friend who's a flight attendant, directly off the plane. Super!

Appearance: Light orange to amber with hints of brown, all under a snow white foam, which leaves a slight amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Lots and lots of melon, grapefruit, other tropical fruits, your typical C-hops aroma, and some crystal malt sweetness and then, a little alcoholic feel in the nose.

Flavor:
Front: The first flavor is citrus, melon, a decent amount of bitterness, a little tartness and some sweetness behind all that.

Mid: More citrus, melon, grapefruit, and again, a decent bitterness, heavy but not overpowering here. Again, a little tartness but on the side it’s both bitter and a crystal malt sweetness is quite strong, which is good, making it a nice balanced IPA.

Back: Lots more citrus and tropical fruit, and here we can feel a large sweet wave of crystal and pale malts to balance out the bitterness, which actually comes across quite mild. You get a very nice dose of caramel here, more than your average IPA… are they using Münchner malt?

Aftertaste: Bitterness, sweet caramel and tartness with a shot of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Not bad, not quite thick enough for my taste, but still not thin and weak. It’s almost süffig.

Overall: For a “West Coast IPA,” very very good, almost great. It’s not Heady Topper or Pliny the Younger, but what is? It’s still a excellent IPA.

I have to say what’s missing for me is healthy shot of caramel from Münchner that I’ve come to like from a few Germany IPAs. A 4.4 from 5.

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.