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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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931 Ratings

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Ratings: 931
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 168
Gots: 82 | 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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4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 ripe oranges 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 with medium-to-high carbonation. lingering oily and sticky qualities. so good

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 931 ratings.