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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

928 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 928
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 168
Gots: 80 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
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).

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into a SA Perfect Pint. BB 2/12/13.

A: Pours a gorgeous orange amber color, lots of carbonation rising. Two finger egg shell head retains well and laces very nicely.

S: Blend of sweet caramel malts, resiny pine, and light citrus fruits. Not the in your face aroma I was expecting as it is a bit subdued.

T: Right off the bat your hit with a combo of fresh resinous, sprucey pine (think Christmas tree) and a smack of tropical citrus and grapefruit. Hops are pretty dominant but there is a bit of caramel malt sweetness to offset the bitterness and they work well off each other. Dry, lingering hop finish, very clean.

M: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, very easily drinkable.

O: Blends fresh pine, citrus, and malty sweetness together nicely. The nose was a bit of a let down, but besides that, its a very solid IPA. Would like to know exactly how old the can was and will look for this in the future to compare. Having this super fresh would probably be amazing.

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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy caramel/tan hue with a thin soapy off-white head.

Aroma: Grapefruit juice with a little orange. Some caramel/crystal malt in the background to fill it out a little more. Like a Midwest IPA.

Taste: Lots of flavorful bitterness throughout and it lingers quite nicely. Pine/grapefruit/citrus hop profiles, in that order. Not too heavy on the malt which is good. The intense bitterness tends to override the actual flavor at times but that's not exactly uncalled in this one. The finish is dry and the lingering bitterness attaches itself to your palate. There are moments when I taste more depth that lead me to believe a fresh can would really show off how good this beer could be. Pretty robust for 6.5% ABV but not a huge surprise with the amount of hops that must be in this.

Mouthfeel: Near tongue splitting bitterness at first but the palate is quick to adjust. Medium bodied with average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: As an appetizer this beer would be a wise choice. Lots of bitterness and good flavor. Would I drink it again? Sure.

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

A: Golden orange colour. Pours a nice frothy white head that keeps and the lacing continues for a long time during consumption.

S: Grapefruit on the nose, some hints of caramel malts

T: Grapefruit flavours with caramel/toffee flavours. Hints of apricots develop as the beer warm up.

M: Med-hi carbonation, light-med bodied, bitterness start to finish and then keep on. There is a bitter puckishness that occurs later after the sip.

O: A great beer and if you are a true IPA fan, you need these in your fridge.

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.