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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

884 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 167
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

rawfish, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

thetomb, Jul 24, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%

Clear, medium amber, not a lot of head but it sticks around & laces the glass.

Big, hoppy aroma, with piney American "C" hops, tropical fruit, melon rind, and a lot of sweetness. Great IPA smell.

Bracingly bitter up front, with a piney bite only slightly softened by light citrus & tropical fruit notes that develop a little slower. After your taste buds acclimatize and the beer warms up a bit you notice that there's also a very substantial candylike sweetness, though with no burnt or toffee notes. Opponents of crystal malt in IPAs will not be pleased - this one is more in the East Coast style despite its geographic origin.

Mouthfeel substantial and somewhat sticky, with fairly low carbonation.

Outstanding. By far my favourite Canadian IPA thus far.

EvanHarper, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

edugasmtl, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

LoudRed, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Trevor_IPA, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jeff1973, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Oidmoe, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

CRObighit2, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

spointon, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

russwilliam, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

DerekM, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

KingHoppy, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

torqueo, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

MasterOfArgos39, Jul 03, 2014
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Shark_Mandro, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BodyPolitic, Jul 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

graymatter, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

wesbray, Jun 25, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%

Can to Glass

Can is about two weeks old!

Appearance - Clear copper/orange colour with a big white head

Smell - Strong smelling, tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine

Taste - Tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine, hops

Overall - An excellent West Coast IPA

Dna_Infinity, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ganglani, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mychalg9, Jun 13, 2014
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.