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Red Racer Imperial IPA - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer Imperial IPARed Racer Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 36
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 02-19-2011)
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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

schnarr84, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Justindouglas7, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

ScaryEd, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Red Betty" Imperial IPA, 9.0%, PROD Nov 05 2013

L - hazy darker amber ale topped with a persisitent, frothy, ivory head that leaves a thick coat of lacing down the glass
S - huge waft of tropical, piny, and spicy hops fills the room; upon closer inspection, caramel, grapefruit, toasty grain, mango are also present
T - bold flavors with excellent complexity: caramel, bread, toasted grain, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, super juicy; excellent blend of flavors!
F - fuller body, creamy, finishing dry with a lingering piny, spicy finish
O - I really wanted to buy this, but was hesitant because of its $8.79 price tag. Super impressed with this phenomenal DIPA from my homeland, Canada. Glad I splurged, it was worth it!

barnzy78, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Aggro, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

FadetoBock, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

beerhunter13, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

amarkham, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

GoHabsGo, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

JohnK17, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

DerekMorgan, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed 12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. What a great place, truly. Arrived in a stemmed glass, a dark reddish amber color like strong herbal tea with around an inch of beige foam. High, high expectations going in, as this brew's little brother Red Racer IPA is one of the best hoppy craft beers in Canada (my opinion of course ... I think I can back it up). Red Racer smells very floral and piney, and this beefed-up take follows suit nicely. What are really striking though, on both nose and palate, are the heady tropical fruit notes. I get a shit ton of lychee, mango, and papaya, along with some classic American hop gooseberry "funk" and orange breakfast crystals. Mellow pine resin, peach, pineapple, salt water taffy, bergamot orange like Earl Grey tea, tobacco flower, fruit roll-up ... All kinds of layers here. Many of these elements can be traced to Citra hops, applied with a lavish hand. Some orange peel flavor adds citric character but in all honesty this is one of the more perfumed and tropical DIPAs I've had, with these components trumping the citrus and pine. The malts take a back seat to the hops but do provide some light toast and caramel flavors, just to remind you that this does indeed contain barley. As the tongue acclimatizes to the fruit flavors, more molasses and pine come through and a pleasant lingering bitterness emerges, almost medicinal like gin. Fairly fizzy but this somehow works, syrupy but smooth. Awesome and nearly beyond reproach. Maybe some will want more pine. This one is juicy and the booze is almost perfectly obfuscated. It is as if someone took Red Racer, kept much of the aggression, but rounded off some of the corners and layered on more tropical fruit.

CalgaryFMC, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Molson2000, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

604growler, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Niceroad77, Jan 07, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a four finger off-white head that slowly fades leaving a very good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine hop nose and flavor is nice balance of pine hops and sweet fruit, higher ABV is hidden. Decent IIPA. $10.20 for a 22oz bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME. Bottle label is Red Betty IIPA but the ABV is still 9.0% so I think this is the same as Red Racer IIPA.

jdhilt, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Remdog, Dec 31, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 11.27.13

A - Pours a clear, very dark orange with a large tan head with great retenion.

S - Very hoppy pine and citrus. Some bready malt also.

T - Tropical fruits, melon, floral.

D - Medium body with a good carbonation, sweet finish.

O - Solid and very hoppy, some sweet malts balance out the finish.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

valianes, Dec 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

ZachT, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Hoptron_3000, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

tom10101, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

smekermann, Oct 29, 2013
Red Racer Imperial IPA from Central City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.