Red Betty I.S.A. | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Betty I.S.A.Red Betty I.S.A.
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by VelvetExtract on 04-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance had a semi-hazy golden orange color with a decent transparency about it. Light bubbles are seen rising to fill a one finger bubbly along the side foamy in the center white head. She dissipates at a nice pace leaving a fairly clingy lacing here and there. The smell had a light floral to light spicy and even a light grassy connotation comes into play to combine fairly nicely. The taste was basically the same with a decent sweet malt to pick up a crisp but balanced feel running over my taste buds.. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body and yes, this is sessionable. The carbonation was actually a bit kinder on the palate as I didn’t get what I expected of an IPA’s harshness but still created a fairly decent smooth effect that did compound a certain stickiness. Overall, well, its a session IPA. I’m thinking Central City did everything they wanted to do with this beer.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found this lone can at the back of the fridge somehow, and I'm not proud to announce it is over a year old. Still, it pours a tall head of 3 fingers, popcorn in color, with a nice clarity to the hay colored body.

Aromas of naked flaked oats, toffee, brown sugar, caramel, and pine. Though it's ugly, it is still fresh smelling.

I want to say it's like a rainbow. It starts with caramel malts, giving way to pine, fresh orange, toffee, and a pithy grapefruit finish. The beer incorporates all of the different flavors that are within the style and none of them trample over the other - yet it's not muddy or undefined.

Feel is quenching yet scrapingly dry, leaving a little bit of parch on the palate.

Overall, ISA isn't half bad. I'd like to think I'd have it again if I were up in Oregon.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmoen
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a golden amber in color with a creamy cap of foam. I get a mix of tropical fruit and lemony notes on the aroma. Big juicy flavor with little malt to back it up. 4%! I liked it.

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Photo of busternuggz
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Risky buy from Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. Poured from a can into a pint glass. No discernible canning date. I'm grading on a bit of a curve, since this is a "session IPA".

Crystal clear coppery-gold color with a puffy off white 1/2" head. Good retention, leaves soapy lacing. Very nice looking beer.

Aromas of planty, herbal hops, some pine/evergreen. A little mint? Simple but nice.

Nice biting bitterness in the taste, still very planty and herbal. Pine sap gives way to grapefruit pith on the finish. Little malt presence, maybe a tiny crystal malt presence in the middle if you look for ir. Surprisingly long, bitter aftertaste, like chewing on a grapefruit peel.

Light smooth body, definitely sessionable. Slightly viscous. Ends clean.

This was surprisingly good for being of dubious origin. Beautiful appearance, unique herbal hop profile, plenty of bitterness, easy to drink. I think if the can said the name of an American brewery this would be rated higher. Definitely worth the $5.50 price tag!

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Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbc5
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Roybert
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jame515
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a dash of haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy eggshell foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: lightly grainy malt with a bit of a grassy, herbal hop character. Pretty mild, but well-enough compsed.

Taste: like the aroma, it's a bit on the dry and grainy side. The hops are a bit grassy and not particularly strong. Bitterness is low; it's certainly not a bad beer, but it just doesn't offer a whole lot.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a good level of carbonation and a rather surprising creaminess. Not too bad!

Overall: this beer lacks oomph, which I guess is not surprising for a session ale. That said, it is nicely drinkable and could be quite refreshing in the right context.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boozecamel
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuffMan23
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandonld23
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Red Betty I.S.A. from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.64 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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