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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
94
outstanding

861 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 162
Gots: 57 | 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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jackorain

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Saskatchewan (Canada)

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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


4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

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


4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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


4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-23-2012 22:54:28 | More by thefullpython
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-18-2012 01:12:57 | More by foureyedgeek
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge creamy orange-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing throughout. The aroma was tangy and sweetish with moderate pine, resin and faint pineapple. The flavor was tangy pine, resin, malty, and sour caramel. There were faint undertones of grapefruit and pineapple. The finish was long and tangy with lingering caramel and pine. Moderate mouthfeel and good carbonation throughout. A very nice IPA!

Serving type: can

05-16-2012 18:13:30 | More by CuriousMonk
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mvilushis

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-13-2012 00:30:34 | More by mvilushis
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2012 01:45:28 | More by HumanParaquat
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Had a generous 3 finger frothy head that lingered for a bit, and left off white lacings on the glass. Beer was a slightly darker golden amber with plenty of carbonation rising from the bottom. Smell started off slightly herby and then shifted to an orangey citrus aroma. Small hints of sweet and flowers rounded it out. Flavor started off with plenty of hops, but then shifted to a slightly offputting acidic flavor before changing back to a bit more of bitterness from the hops. Felt strange in the mouth, almost dried out the inside which was a unique feeling to have immediately after consuming a liquid. Overall not a bad IPA, but the strange taste in the middle coupled with the funny mouthfeel took it down a bit.

Serving type: can

05-10-2012 22:05:11 | More by mountdew1
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-10-2012 15:16:15 | More by JohnK17
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-09-2012 02:14:16 | More by bumchilly25
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beerhaver

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-08-2012 02:55:07 | More by beerhaver
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-08-2012 01:59:24 | More by DonFrap
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

355ml can poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours a vibrant amber glow with moderate haze in the body, and a frothy, cream head that clings to the glass as it dissipates after the initial pour. The lacing isn't quite what I expected, but there's certainly some sticky foam coating the glass as this one goes down.

S - A salvo of tropical fruit hops upfront. Pineapple, mango, sweet oranges, passion fruit, grapefruit and just a touch of cucumber. Sweet caramel malt backbone that compliments the hop profile beautifully. This is everything I want to smell in an IPA. So good.

T - Fruity hops abound in this one. All the fruits from the aroma are here in spades, with juicy pineapple and mango notes upfront, bittering grapefruit and pine, and subtle passion fruit. Malty undertones are just right, giving just the right balance but still showcasing the hop profile perfectly. As much as I know cucumber isn't really a traditional Pacific NW flavor in an IPA, it's undeniably here and works flawlessly with the other flavors. Aftertaste leaves moderate bitterness, with just the right amount of bite. Overall, this is stupidly easy to drink, and I can't picture it being any better.

M - The 6.5% ABV shows up here in the body, helping thicken it up just enough. Medium bodied feel with low carbonation that just prickles the tongue. I will admit, it's slightly oily and could use a touch more carbonation; and I do also get some subtle heat from the aforementioned alcohol content. Really, this is the only weak point of this beer, and even then it's way above average.

D - I really can't ask for a better beer here. This IPA packs everything I want in the style into readily available 6-packs for a more than reasonable price tag. Crafted remarkably in all departments, resulting in an IPA so drinkable that I finished drinking it before I finished the review. I was slightly skeptical this brew would live up to the hype, but it blew my expectations out of the water. It's easy to see now why this is such a revered beer here in Canada.

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 23:02:14 | More by Converge
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-05-2012 09:31:19 | More by Wordslinger
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countchunkula


3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-26-2012 19:32:55 | More by countchunkula
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.