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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
94
outstanding

861 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 162
Gots: 55 | 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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dar482

New York

4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I got this in Philadelphia and the can reads as "Red Betty."

The beer comes in a dark rich amber, almost ruby color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has grapefruit, a bit of caramel malt, and tons of pine, some spiciness. A very clean hoppiness. Very deep dank pine in there and a bit of alcohol in the end.

The flavor starts of some caramel malt. Then there is just lots of grapefruit, dank pine, huge flavor, lots of lasting bitterness. A hop juiciness that keeps the beer clean and not too cloying bitter. This beer is very in your face with the pine and long bitterness.

I had this next to Bell's Two Hearted and preferred this. This is just a fantastic IPA. It packs tons of flavor and also has a good balance of hops and malt. For pine bombs, like Green Flash West Coast, this is where I think it is at. Just a world class IPA.

I had this blind next to Meadowlark IPA and Ithaca Flower Power. This one out with Flower Power in second.

Serving type: can

01-02-2014 03:18:06 | More by dar482
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-30-2013 01:26:35 | More by BRYeleJR
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

12-28-2013 01:33:53 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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msween21

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-27-2013 15:15:00 | More by msween21
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-25-2013 03:50:42 | More by mmmaaattt
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Yehuda

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

12-24-2013 16:20:09 | More by Yehuda
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-08-2013 03:48:32 | More by BillRoth
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-06-2013 22:49:32 | More by mlefebvre7
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice off-white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, malt, pine, hint of floral

T-bready malt, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, pine, light herbal and mild to moderate bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent IPA, but not as much forward hop flavor as I prefer

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 20:33:58 | More by MDDMD
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-01-2013 04:27:45 | More by markgoodman10
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a pair of 341 ml cans from an LCBO I'd never been in for $2.45CDN. Was aware that this was considered a very good beer, but didn't realize how good until recently.

Appearance - Clear copper orange color head with a last finger of white head. Tons of effervescent bubbles.

Smell - Quite piney and earthy with some substantial lemon undertones. I can tell that this will be hoppy, and quite astringent just from the smell.

Mouthfeel - Piney, but has a malty sweetness that I find lacking from all but the best in this style. This shows up in the middle of the sip. Also and earthy taste and obviously quite bitter. The sweet undercurrent lingers and contrasts nicely with the bitterness. Surprisingly the hops are not overdone here, illustrating technique and control, so whilst providing a great hoppy IPA, there is great balance too.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and rich, high carbonation, palate scrubbing.

Overall - Definitely worth trying, and one of the best IPA's I've ever had. While I enjoy IPA's it's not my favorite style, but really appreciated the complexity and balance in this one. A must try.

Serving type: can

11-27-2013 15:01:33 | More by DenisKolkin
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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morningthief

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-18-2013 18:17:39 | More by morningthief
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mremoquillo

Manitoba (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2013 03:36:04 | More by mremoquillo
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jtransel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-15-2013 02:43:07 | More by jtransel
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams tasting glass it exhibits a nice white head that fades after a few minutes leaving patches of floating foam, clear light amber beneath. Fresh and flowery nose filled with hoppy aromas then light malt is noticed. Light bodied but with assertive spicy hop bitters right off the bat then light yeasty fruitiness then the malt is tasted. It's a long and bitter finish, delicious and easy drinking thanks to the lightness of body. One of the better IPA's I've had in some time.

Serving type: can

11-15-2013 02:42:30 | More by beerluvr
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-13-2013 05:43:34 | More by deNevers
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2013 19:19:31 | More by jwps214
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djoprahwinfrey

Manitoba (Canada)

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - glowing copper pour, 2 fingers of thick fluffy head which recedes leaving good lace coverage throughout

S - lots of pine and grapefruit, mango, some mild malts. very pleasant

T - excellent. tons of hops and fresh pine, grapefruit and mango, a bitterness throughout with a lingering aftertaste

M - medium carbonation, creamy and smooth. very easy to drink

O - A potent and delicious IPA. This has quickly become one of my favorites and i highly recommend trying this.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 09:49:24 | More by djoprahwinfrey
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-09-2013 02:56:26 | More by Brushkanna
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-07-2013 03:31:50 | More by mattsander
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-05-2013 00:29:28 | More by baklo
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-04-2013 22:27:22 | More by Hoptron_3000
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Remdog

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-02-2013 23:51:24 | More by Remdog
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-26-2013 06:40:50 | More by Erik-P
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.