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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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919 Ratings

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 168
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of mintjellie
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden orange colour. Thick off-white head shows decent retention but little lace. Big aromatic notes of mango, ripe juicy peaches, and flowers. The aroma is just outrageous. If this were a perfume, I'd give it to my girlfriend on her birthday. Bold juicy mango and toasted grain flavours to start, transitioning to white grapefruit before finishing with firm pithy bitterness. Just malty enough for you to notice something other than the hops. Lingering evergreen aftertaste. Just short of medium-bodied with low carbonation. Feels smooth and light. Oily, resinous sensation left on the palate between mouthfuls. A very, very tasty IPA. Bold flavours and a simple flavour profile that puts tropical and citrus fruit at center stage make this a real winner for my palate. Good linger to the bitterness as well.

mintjellie, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev 0%

enelson, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden amber colored body leaving a nice spider web ringy lacing appears over top of a foamy white two finger head. The head lasts the entire time. No carbonation is seen rising.

S: pine and hops in front with some light breadiness in the background.

T: bittersweet - basically the same. The aftertaste and finish are dry.

M: light with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable

O: this is a decent beer that I would come back to.

BeerKangaroo, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev 0%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev -5.9%

KrisDLSmith, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of pioneer13
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

pioneer13, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(4.5) A: Very pleasing clear amber colour with a tall and billowy head that leaves patches of clinging lace as it slowly recedes. Great stuff.

(4.5) S: Wet pine, not overly strong grapefruit aroma, ripe banana, hearty baked bread, and faint nutmeg spice. There’s a level of general damp and earthyness to this. Very good complexity with a general sense of togetherness.

(4.5) T: A very nicely proportioned hop/malt element to this. Wet woody character, subdued grapefruit, lighter grainy-seedy bread quality, and definitely a bit of spice on the backend (ginger & nutmeg). Very tasty.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate/prickly carbonation. Good oily texture with some lasting bitterness that leaves mouth feeling slightly dry.

(4.5) D: This is a very delicious IPA, and one that I hope to continue seeing in the LCBO. It’s nice to see an option in the small can (355 ml) format as sometimes you might just want a smaller portion, as opposed to the tall can.

Digimaika2, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of abrdnck
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

abrdnck, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev -5.9%

KStark, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev 0%

brn9000, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Stizz19
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Stizz19, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Schmuckles
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Schmuckles, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of morganwray
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

morganwray, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of goalie35
3/5  rDev -29.4%

goalie35, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber/orange with a thick white head, some retention.

Strong aroma of flowery hops, grapefruit, strawberries, tropical fruit.

Tastes of fruity/flowery hops, sweet honey, syrupy malty grains, caramel, strawberries and a nice bitterness to finish it off.

Wonderfully velvet mouthfeel that goes down smooth, easily one of the best Canadian beers, well done!

GodOfBeer, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of harrymel
1.55/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Canned: unk

Pours copper with a good two fingers of light taupe foam that falls to a sizable quilt. Lots of lace - good looker. Smells of weed, plastic, harsh chemicals and some grass; reminds me of beer made with untreated Spokane water. Not appealing nose. Flavor is bitter with a metallic character and some herbal and almost lemon tea flavors. Again, not impressive, not good. Medium bodied with moderate leaning toward hi carb and an off dry finish. I'm really surprised at the ratings on this beer. It's nothing as I had anticipated. Then again, I can't tell when this was canned.

harrymel, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Schlais, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jwat, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Leafsj
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Leafsj, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of allergictomacros
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber with a dense white head. Leaves nice rings of lace.

S - Pungent grapefruit hops. Hints of orange, pine and honey.

T - Big hoppiness and a well-balanced sweet malty backbone. Lots of grapefruit pith and a lingering aftertaste.

M - Slick, oily body. Moderate-light carbonation. Very smooth.

D - Good straight-up, hoppy IPA. Tasty and drinkable.

allergictomacros, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of BeerForHokie
4/5  rDev -5.9%

BeerForHokie, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of MattPS
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

MattPS, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Coastal_Brew
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of JJOVa
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JJOVa, Jul 14, 2012
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.