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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

879 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 879
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 166
Gots: 65 | 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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SammyMacAttack

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2014 21:01:10 | More by SammyMacAttack
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%

473ml can into snifter. canned on april 9, 2014. enjoyed on may 23, 2014. i've had this many times before though

a: a clear, gorgeous, and glowing deep orange/amber with one and a half fingers of head

s: a potent but balanced tropical hop blast consisting of, in this order: pineapple, mango, pine, citrusy lemon & grapefruit, and bready caramel malt

t: ultra dank pine up front, but loads of pineapple as well, which quickly leads into juicy and bitter pink grapefruit. the caramel malt enters mid-palate, lingers for some time, and is absolutely delicious. hints of peaches? finishes dry -- bitter and piney. strong and unbelievably tasty flavours

m: medium body, slightly creamy, medium-to-high carbonation

o: CANADIAN SCULPIN. the best canadian IPA i've had so far and one of my overall favourite beers. central city recently switched over from 355ml cans to tallboys for this beer, while also lowering the price by a few cents -- can't beat that! gonna be slamming these all summer long. a must-try for hop heads

05-23-2014 20:53:07 | More by kevinlater
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-23-2014 02:03:26 | More by duimie
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Mr_Hoptimistic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-23-2014 01:41:25 | More by Mr_Hoptimistic
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2014 07:31:29 | More by shelby415
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KrizzlyBear

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-19-2014 22:42:31 | More by KrizzlyBear
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-19-2014 06:34:08 | More by 77apm
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-18-2014 06:31:20 | More by DreamDeath
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-17-2014 02:17:49 | More by Tivlavrie
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-14-2014 02:42:51 | More by Boozecamel
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-12-2014 21:02:08 | More by stevergca
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-11-2014 19:45:54 | More by TT--Cashout
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-11-2014 02:36:03 | More by Cycle69
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-09-2014 05:34:49 | More by YamagamiTravis
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-08-2014 14:04:39 | More by ChrisinRI
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Coronaeus

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-06-2014 01:25:01 | More by Coronaeus
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-05-2014 17:47:02 | More by hansenm72
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-04-2014 16:19:29 | More by rale
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-03-2014 03:08:49 | More by Aggro
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-02-2014 02:52:47 | More by MidwestBA
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WantonFaun

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
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jamvt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-29-2014 23:21:02 | More by jamvt
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-29-2014 00:41:04 | More by Bf_89
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-27-2014 21:56:55 | More by cam477
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esto

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-26-2014 23:34:25 | More by esto
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 879 ratings.