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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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942 Ratings

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Ratings: 942
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 172
Gots: 88 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Very pretty burnt orange color, with excellent head and good lacing. It's a mighty fine looking beer, crisp and not cloudy.

Smell: Piney hop aromas with a certain sweetness to it. The smell makes you want to drink it.

Taste: Wonderful hoppy character with a sweet delicious malt backbone. It's piney with a resinous after taste but finishes clean on the pallette. The carbonation level gives it a nice bite and the mouthfeel is pleasantly on the oily side.

Overall: Wow, what a great beer. I wish I had bought more than just the single can for this review. What really shines is the clean finish and the hops to malt balance. It all seems so wonderfully thought out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A delightful, flavourful beer.

Pours a good-sized head that is fairly long lasting. Settles to a thin film that gives up some good lace. Rich looking amber coloured brew.

Nice fruity aroma, lots of citrus hops over sweet malts, quite appetizing. Solid mouthful, good presence. Pleasantly bitter flavours of pine, grapefruit overlaid on caramel malt. Nicely evenhanded, 6.5% alcohol fits in well and doesn't distract. Lingering bitter finish. A treat to drink.

Flavour rules! Definitely worth a try (or two).

Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 942 ratings.