Red Betty IPA | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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208 Ratings
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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:
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Added by smcolw on 12-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of fthegiants
1.94/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of craftaholic
2.82/5  rDev -26%
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 -46.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drewvel
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LXIXME
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ackbar556
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Butznutz
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
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 -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhavs
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
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 +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of habaceeba
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.81 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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