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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

873 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 165
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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Ratings: 873 | Reviews: 444 | Display Reviews Only:
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-17-2012 01:59:10 | More by BeerForHokie
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

07-16-2012 01:39:01 | More by MattPS
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-15-2012 16:08:02 | More by Coastal_Brew
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JJOVa

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2012 03:56:30 | More by JJOVa
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2012 03:38:27 | More by jtw21
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

A: Poured a sluggish, clear amber color with good carbonation and a moderate dirty white cap

S: Mainly pine and bread with some residual sweetness and light booze

T: Immediate bittering hops with chewy malt bckboine of toasted malt and oerhaos some caramel. Pine resin and orange peel poretty much dominate the flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied, sticky, not so refreshing and it felt a bit heavy and sweet on the palate for a 6.5er

O: Glad I was able to try this but not so sure I wuld be going back to this one.

07-08-2012 16:23:30 | More by barleywinefiend
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Pours a hazy amber with a good sized fluffy white head. Fades slowly with great retention but the lacing is so-so.

S: Wonderfully sharp tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple and mango mixes with a nice grapefruit. Very nice sweet caramel malt helps balance it out.

T: Tastes follow the nose. Tropical fruit up front with the pineapple and mango primarily. Maybe a hint of tangerine? There is some bitter grapefruit and maybe just a hint of pine. Mild caramel malt helps balance a bit but overall it's quite hop-forward and bitter. Quite drying in the aftertaste with a bit of pine and resin.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and a little drying.

O: A very nice IPA that I had never even heard of before until I stumbled upon it by accident. Great hop variety, sharp bitterness and some caramel to smooth it all out.

07-07-2012 04:36:12 | More by Dope
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-04-2012 13:00:51 | More by Donsmitty
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-30-2012 04:18:39 | More by TheBigBoy
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-30-2012 02:31:35 | More by ms11781
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-30-2012 00:22:59 | More by Horbar
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Canslammer

California

3.4/5  rDev -20.2%

This IPA tasted really FLAT! The date on the can said "10/02/2012" I think all of the positive reviews must have come from Canadians, because this is not a good IPA! The warmer it gets, the worse it tastes. I spent $14 Canadian for a 6 pack and it was not worth it!

06-29-2012 22:30:58 | More by Canslammer
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-27-2012 19:08:08 | More by jackorain
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-26-2012 23:52:47 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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cestlavie

New York

5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-25-2012 01:30:22 | More by cestlavie
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-23-2012 19:49:52 | More by sammo
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boyer20d

Saskatchewan (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-20-2012 22:25:43 | More by boyer20d
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Tartanfool

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2012 14:23:22 | More by Tartanfool
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-13-2012 20:54:39 | More by chrispoint
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Orbex


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-13-2012 20:26:37 | More by Orbex
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Yeoman9459

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance - very pale orange, little bit of white head, with quite a bit of head lacing.

Smell - citrus hops, heavy in the grapefruit and pineapple.

Taste - very floral hops, just enough malt, very tasty. Absolutely no alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel - light to medium feel.

Overall - big fan of a lot of the ipa's from B.C and this is one of my faavorites.

06-10-2012 07:12:06 | More by Yeoman9459
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Avant_Garage


4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-09-2012 23:24:25 | More by Avant_Garage
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jsh5771

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-02-2012 04:20:03 | More by jsh5771
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

At least an extra 0.5 on the appearance because I love the artwork on the can! Who drew my wife on there?!?! Clear amber pour with a small white head that retained and laced well. Crisp hop aroma, lemon and apple skins. More citrus hops in the taste, with the malts taking a seat far in the back. Tasty, but lacks complexity. Light-medium body, and a very nice drink overall.

05-26-2012 02:54:09 | More by Rifugium
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thefullpython


4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-23-2012 22:54:28 | More by thefullpython
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.