Red Betty IPA | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA
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Red Betty IPARed Betty IPA

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by smcolw on 12-07-2013

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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam. I don't know if I can ask much more of an IPA.

Smell: creamy and sweet malt aroma with just a touch of toast and a refreshing dose of earthy hops. Great example of an English IPA aroma.

Taste: quite like the aroma; hops are earthy but green and fresh at the same time. Bitterness is strong up front but fades a bit toward the end (interesting effect, that). A very well-balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied and quite creamy indeed, especially for the style. I like it.

Overall: quite tasty and drinkable, there's not much more to add. This is a very well-put-together brew.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.1/5  rDev +9%

Pours a hazed orange with a sweet sunshine highlighted glow. A fat head of cream colored foam falls slowly and clings to the glass. Nose is grapefruit and sweet orange. A sweet subtle bit of brown sugar for malt. An earthy light pine and spice. Taste is fantastic! This beer has the grapefruit in all it’s glory. From the pith to the peel. The tartness of it . Then to back it up is a sweet bright orange. It’s a west coast style malt with a touch of caramel and biscuit for weight that comes through as this beer warms. Finishes dry and with that earthy pine and spice. It has a moderate bitterness that does not eclipse all the flavors that want to linger at the back palate but slowly pushes them aside until you are feasting on a lingering bitter that is simply wonderful.

This beer drinks like the label .It’s like coasting on a bike . It’s fruity, it’s got a big flavor and a big finish it’s a pleasure and it could give plenty of the best IPA’s a good run for their money.

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

Pours from the can into a small tulip glass a copper color with a nice looking half finger white head atop.A good blast of citrus in the nose along with resin,much more American than English in my mind.The flavors are a mix of English earthy and leafy hop notes and American pine resin,a caramel/biscuit malt base holds up well to the hops.This a nice "hybrid" in it's English/American hop profile,a very good IPA from the northwest.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Budnick224
4.72/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Slightly hazed orange copper hue with a bright white head forms thick foamy head with speckled lacing.

Aroma has citrus biscuit malts upfront bitterness hop pellets cloud the palate.

Flavor orange peel, citrus pith, dank pine and crushed aspirin are there light biscuit malt base minimal bready sweetness.

Mouthfeel, is medium bodied slightly resinous carries the hop oils across the palate with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I need a fresher can I can tell these hops are fading...I will revisit this beer!

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Photo of tappangordo
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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 BostonBrewRu
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a ton of dimension. But a nice, slightly earthy ipa

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Photo of Guess2814
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm drinking this beer watching NFL Sunday football. I'll start off saying the can is absolutely classic. Old fashion. Nice Hops. Grassy Hoppy Taste. Dark Golden color look to it. Nice smell. I like this beer. A beer I need to have more of to give a definitive detail about it. But for a first time taste. I like it. This beer will be talked about more. CHEERS!!!!

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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 InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tmeasom
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of frozen-1984
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours two fingers of head on a clear lighter straw colored body.
The aroma is bright pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and pine. Wonderful.
The taste is a moderate pine bitterness throughout, though well balanced.
The texture is soft and fizzy.
A great smelling and feeling IPA, average flavor in a hotly contested category.

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Photo of SamuelR
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staticpain
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Red Betty IPA from Central City Brewers + Distillers
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