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

Red Betty I.S.A.Red Betty I.S.A.
BA SCORE
38.7%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 75 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by VelvetExtract on 04-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,728
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
75
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
10.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Spikester:
Photo of Spikester
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep gold with some red highlights. Huge white head and good lacing. Smell is tropical fruit.
Taste is perfect IPA tamed down to a 4.0%abv. Light and refreshing with the tropical fruit hops leading the way.Malts are just enough to make the style work. Mouthfeel is light but not watery and just enough carbonation. Overall a winner for the style. Surely a fine junior IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Powers30
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jtnord
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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 kmoen
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, that can did reach my fridge by way of the legendary woodychandler. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly malty, a bit of hops. Taste has some grapefruit up front, malts, a very light bitterness, kind of mild for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

can. spiegelau ipa glass.

(3.40) A: Carrot orange coloring with a translucent clarity. Solid one inch capping, slowly dissolves with a lasting coverage and broken ring lace band. Carbonation is light, lazy and spacious.

(3.45) S: Tons of fresh pine, toasted orange peel, with lightly dry grapefruit. medium intensity range.

(3.65) T: Flavor was wet orange-citrus, lightly toasted malt, with lightly dry grapefruit. Sparkling flavor, cirsp citrusy bite with a moderate level of hopping. Finishes lightly dry of pine.

(3.60) M: Light-medium body, lightly sticky resinous hop oils.

(3.65) O: Overall, well hopped session ipa, and at 4% shows a modest amount of hopping, respectable even at a few points higher abv%. Six pack, session worthy, easy can transportation, and another fine example of small abv /high ibu beers.

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Photo of Chilly_E
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a soapy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bready malts with some citrus hops.

Tastes of the hops with a light malt backbone. Hops lead off with grapefruit and a bit of pine. Moderate bitterness. This gives way to slightly sweet malts with a biscuity feel. Finishes clean.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, they got what they wanted, a low alcohol beer with plenty of hops. However, it can't really stand up if you compare it to other IPAs with full malt bills.

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Photo of itracy63
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ChipChaight
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has some hues of amber along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high fluffy bright white head that died down, leaving a film of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges stand out in particular—along with some hints of pine resin. Notes of melons also become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: The flavors in the taste follow the aromas in the smell, except that the citrus and pine resin hops are slightly more pronounced and also lend a touch of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer had a very light and airy mouthfeel; it was almost like drinking a "lite" IPA if there was such a style. For this reason, the beer is very easy to drink and is extremely sessionable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jamvt
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

A - Clear gold body, thick white head fades quickly and leaves heavy lacing.
S - Vegetal hops, herbal, earthy. slight malt sweetness, maybe?
T - Resiny pine bitterness that I didn't get from the nose. Not much of the malt. Doesn't taste like a session ale, which is a compliment.
M - Thick (for the style) medium carb. Coats the palate. Drying.
O-One of the more fuller and robust session ales that I've had. I'm a big fan of the Red Betty series. It's just a little tough to get super fresh cans. This one was two months old.

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Photo of MegaIke
2.84/5  rDev -21.8%

Photo of Hirshi
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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Red Betty I.S.A. from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 38.7% out of 100 with 75 ratings
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