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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

855 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 162
Gots: 54 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pored from a can into snifter

A: Nice golden color, beautiful head, and absolutely unbelievable lacing. (an additional .5 for the can)

S: very nice, fruity, sweet hop aroma, grapefruit, citrus

T: Hoppiness hits you first, but never overwhelming, fades into a very nice sweetness with the hops never really leaving the picture, very well balanced here, malty sweetness used just right with the hoppy bitterness

M: Medium to light

D: very drinkable, and a great example of the style

Serving type: can

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can (thanks Thorpe429!) into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a clear, bright reddish-amber with a moderate column of carbonation leading up to a 3/4" head of fine tan foam; average retention and a good amount of spotty lace. Great looking beer, and just the color I like from an IPA.

S: Fresh hoppy aroma is mainly floral and piney, with just a hint of caramel malt backing it up. Pleasant and straightforward, but not particularly deep or complex.

T: Terrific, zesty explosion of hops up front - hugely floral, with some pine and citrus as well - followed by some pretty dry, almost biscuity malt before the intensely bitter finish. It's breathtaking right up until a bit of astringency creeps in on the aftertaste, but this is a pretty minor quibble. Delicious IPA.

M: The body is a bit on the light side of medium, with soft, moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

D: The overly bitter aftertaste continues to bother me, but this beer is tasty enough to transcend such complaints. I could easily and gladly drink more of these.

Notes: I've been wanting to try this one for a while, and lo and behold Thorpe429 hooked me up with a can as an extra. Unlike the UPS driver who broke the growlers I sent him, this beer did not disappoint. It was fun to try a West Coast IPA that wasn't from CA. Good stuff.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to indiapaleale for sending this my way via his Nice Cans BIF. 12oz can into a Dogfish Head off-centered pint.

Red Rocket...errr...Racer 5....uhhh, I mean RED RACER (yeah, that's it!) pours a crisp peach body with a copper core. Evenly distributed carbonation throughout fuels a well-retained manila head that sticks a few splotchy swaths of lacing along the inside of the glass. Exceptional aroma makes my head spin with all the hoppiness: foresty pine (Simcoe?), grapefruit zest, sugared pineapple chunks, fresh grass--it's all in there, and it's all insanely enticing.

Tea leaves hit the palate first, throwing me into more of an English IPA mindset. Definitely sweet tea with a hint of lemongrass and peach. Maybe some cotton candy, too. The hops come in bold and bitter mid-palate, and linger long into the finish with a burst of resinous pine and citrus. A spritzy carbonation level seals the deal, while the medium-light body is crisp, juicy, and dry at the end. Overall, Red Racer is an immensely enjoyable, drinkable brew. More of an English-American hybrid of an IPA, but I'll take it.

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 855 ratings.