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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

jtw21, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a sluggish, clear amber color with good carbonation and a moderate dirty white cap

S: Mainly pine and bread with some residual sweetness and light booze

T: Immediate bittering hops with chewy malt bckboine of toasted malt and oerhaos some caramel. Pine resin and orange peel poretty much dominate the flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied, sticky, not so refreshing and it felt a bit heavy and sweet on the palate for a 6.5er

O: Glad I was able to try this but not so sure I wuld be going back to this one.

barleywinefiend, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a good sized fluffy white head. Fades slowly with great retention but the lacing is so-so.

S: Wonderfully sharp tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple and mango mixes with a nice grapefruit. Very nice sweet caramel malt helps balance it out.

T: Tastes follow the nose. Tropical fruit up front with the pineapple and mango primarily. Maybe a hint of tangerine? There is some bitter grapefruit and maybe just a hint of pine. Mild caramel malt helps balance a bit but overall it's quite hop-forward and bitter. Quite drying in the aftertaste with a bit of pine and resin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and a little drying.

O: A very nice IPA that I had never even heard of before until I stumbled upon it by accident. Great hop variety, sharp bitterness and some caramel to smooth it all out.

Dope, Jul 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Donsmitty, Jul 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

TheBigBoy, Jun 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Horbar, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Canslammer
3.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This IPA tasted really FLAT! The date on the can said "10/02/2012" I think all of the positive reviews must have come from Canadians, because this is not a good IPA! The warmer it gets, the worse it tastes. I spent $14 Canadian for a 6 pack and it was not worth it!

Canslammer, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

jackorain, Jun 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

cestlavie, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

sammo, Jun 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

boyer20d, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Tartanfool, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

chrispoint, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Orbex, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Yeoman9459
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - very pale orange, little bit of white head, with quite a bit of head lacing.

Smell - citrus hops, heavy in the grapefruit and pineapple.

Taste - very floral hops, just enough malt, very tasty. Absolutely no alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel - light to medium feel.

Overall - big fan of a lot of the ipa's from B.C and this is one of my faavorites.

Yeoman9459, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Avant_Garage, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jsh5771, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

At least an extra 0.5 on the appearance because I love the artwork on the can! Who drew my wife on there?!?! Clear amber pour with a small white head that retained and laced well. Crisp hop aroma, lemon and apple skins. More citrus hops in the taste, with the malts taking a seat far in the back. Tasty, but lacks complexity. Light-medium body, and a very nice drink overall.

Rifugium, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

thefullpython, May 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

foureyedgeek, May 18, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge creamy orange-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing throughout. The aroma was tangy and sweetish with moderate pine, resin and faint pineapple. The flavor was tangy pine, resin, malty, and sour caramel. There were faint undertones of grapefruit and pineapple. The finish was long and tangy with lingering caramel and pine. Moderate mouthfeel and good carbonation throughout. A very nice IPA!

CuriousMonk, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mvilushis, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

HumanParaquat, May 12, 2012
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.