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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

902 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 169
Gots: 70 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Massbmx, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355 ml green can, with the 'Red Racer' girl. Compliments of an in-person trade with stagger, Thanks again!
The color is deep orangish gold, slightly hazy. Bright white foam forms a thick head, sticky lace, thin ring lasted the entire glass.
Nice smells of citrus hops. Lots of grapefruit and orange come out. There is some bready malt present as well.
Taste has the same tropical fruity hops, citrus, pink grapefruit. Sharp and bitter, but still a bit sweet not burning. A bit of pine sap at the end. After the big hop flavors, the biscuit malty taste follows up to keep everything in balance. I would say medium body, moderate carbonation. Crisp, smooth, then dry in that order. Drinkability: great, wish I had more than one.
I tried not to let the hype surrounding this one cloud my judgement, but it is a great example of an American IPA. Tons of flavor, but not a one-dimensional bitter burner.
A fine Canadian-made beer, in a can? Beleive it.

Note to Self: #3 ranked Top Beer in Canada, Ranked #10 American IPA when I tried it.

BigBry, Jan 21, 2010
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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.