Red Betty IPA | Central City Brewers + Distillers

Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA
BA SCORE
3.76/5
211 Ratings
Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by smcolw on 12-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,466
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
211
pDev:
13.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light orange colored liquid, off white colored head in the 1/2" range. Aroma kicks down pine first, then grapefruit, then caramel.

The caramel is noticeable first in the taste, the opposite of the aroma where it came in last. High bitterness around the 55 ibu mark I would guess. Grapefruit keeps coming in taste wise. Then the pine in a relatively small way on the back end in terms of mouth feel. Light malt sweetness that is otherwise dry for the most part. Its a good ipa and definitely as good as any other ipa I've ever had from north of the border. A little bit surprised with its designation as an English IPA, just seemed more American/West Coast than anything else.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
1.94/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of craftaholic
2.82/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Syrupy sweety on the nose. Sweet and malty. Drinks like a lager instead of an IPA. This is weird for the style.

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Photo of S-Taylor
2.03/5  rDev -46%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured can into Seidel mug

Nice amber color with nice one finger head.

Smell gives you sweet citrus peels and some malts but not much of anything else.

Grapefruit and Sweet Citrus zest is pronounced. Nice Hoppy bitter finish. Sweet malts are there in between for a balance.

Light medium body with a dry finish

Balanced but typical IPA. Best Canadian IPA I've had but very average and more sweet than a typical IPA. Would I have again? Yes but I wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drewvel
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ackbar556
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Butznutz
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a SA Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Golden amber with a short white head. Slight haze with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, grapefruit, pine, and melon.

Taste
Grapefruit pith and pine sap. Musky honeydew melon and cantaloupe. Very firm caramel maltiness with hints of honey, molasses, and toffee. Finishes with grapefruit and pine needles.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean, and off-dry with a medium bitterness.

Overall
The thick caramel maltiness balances out the classic grapefruit / pine hops. Old school.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhavs
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can poured into snifter at Novare Res in Portland, ME.

A= Copper color with thin white head, some large bubbles in the foam. A bit of lacing clings to the glass as I swirl.

S= A bit of earthy pine hops and some caramel malt aroma.

T= Caramel and sweet malts with a tinge of bitter pine and resin.

M= A bit heavy and oily, moderate carbonation.

O= A bit too much towards the sweet malts for my liking. Mouth feel was not particularly pleasant.

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Photo of glinnebur
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 211 ratings
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