Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing
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New Brunswick (Canada)
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
I have tried some great IPA's, and this one is among them. The problem: many Canadian liquor stores have ordered these in bulk, not realizing that IPA's tend to have a best before date. A swift look beneath the can will reveal the bottling (canning) date.
I presume that some of those who've recently posted reviews were likely tasting releases bottled well over 90 days ago. I've tasted some of these, and the difference between that and a fresh batch is astounding.
Let it be known that Red Racer, when consumed within the 90 day period, ranks among the best of them.
04-30-2014 23:52:00 | More by WantonFaun
British Columbia (Canada)
4.06/5 rDev -4.7%
Two-week-old bottle from their new brewery poured into an IPA glass. Purchased for $7 at B's Craft Beer Lounge in Langley, BC.
Appearance - Pours an almost-clear orange-yellow with a nice finger of white head. Bubbly.
Smell - Big pine/citrus hop flavors, lemon-lime undertones and a mild malt graininess
Taste - Just like the nose, the big pine/citrus come across up front, bitterness throughout and lingering on the palate at the end.
Mouthfeel - Medium-high carbonation. Medium bodied. Smooth, creamy. Wonderful hop oily-ness is present and I'll attribute that to the freshness of the bottle, as I haven't noticed that in the other bottles I've had.
Overall - A fantastic IPA. Well balanced and stands out amongst the many other IPAs out there. One of the best BC has to offer.
04-19-2014 21:46:20 | More by RedSunRising
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.