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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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961 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 176
Gots: 99 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-10-2009

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.
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Ratings: 961 | Reviews: 463
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Why did I wait so long to try this? It's pretty much everything I could ask for from an IPA. Lots of melon and pine.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at The Wood Restaurant (Canmore, AB).

A: Pleasing light honey-amber (not red) with 1/2-finger of light beige tightly bubbled head with good retention and a shade of intricate lacing at the top of the glass.

S: Big, bright grapefruit, pine resin, dank-musky, fruity, and floral aromas with a light-medium caramel note and clean ester and alcohol free profile. Very fresh aroma all the way around.

T: The aroma profile transfers elegantly to the flavor with a great mix of musky, dankness, pine resin, and graepfruit-passionfruit-pineapple fruitiness in the hopping. The name fools you because this is not a red IPA - it is a full blooded West Coast American IPA with a clean, slightly bready maltiness that provides a slight grainy edge which really works with the heavyweight hopping. Clean with no yeast or alcohol character -- really a well-formulated and crafted brew.

M: Clean and dry with light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Very drinkable -- could have easily had 2-3 imperial pints of this brew.

O: I was really glad to have the chance to have this brew -- I had not read about it at all, but if I had I would have sought it out. I feel fortunate at it is a pure pleasure to drink with big hoppy aroma and flavor laid down on a superb malt backbone -- a bit of flavor but mostly a supporting structure for some fresh hopping, some of the freshest I have had, with a dry finish. It reminds me a lot of a Pliny Jr. to be honest. Really an exceptional beer.

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3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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1.12/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I enjoy IPAs but found this one appalling. Would not recommend.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.56/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Delicious IPA but not quite fat tug!

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Wow - seriously pine hops!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Like drinking a pine tree.

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
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