Red Betty Imperial IPA | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Betty Imperial IPARed Betty Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mactrail on 06-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance was a semi-dark red/burnt close to brown sort of color with a slim sort of semi-finger-ed sort of white messy head. Lacing was few and far between. The smell started off with the sweet caramel/toffee malty backbone covering a slight sweet to dry sort of tobacco aftertaste and finish. The taste was mostly the same with the same sort of dry/sweet almost "tobacco" sort of flavoring coming about. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Overall, damn nice beer that I would have again.

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Photo of flyersfan900
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy dirty straw body.
The aroma is rich resin, bread and a little tropical fruit in the background.
The taste is moderate bitterness with a huge dose of malt, fairly bready. I like that this imperial shows off the malt side more that others.
The texture is thicker.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip
A: Dark orange with a 1.5-finger head
S: Toasted orange peel, pineapple and toffee
T: Fairly sweet with citrus and tropical fruit
M: Full-bodied, sweet, a bit bitter
O: Promising start but too sweet for my tastes. Would be better if drier

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from On the Fly Gasmart. High quality IIPA, not exceptional but solid through and through. Pours out a medium reddish amber with frothy head. Aroma is sweet smelling malty hoppiness. Taste hits the tongue square on with tingly hop bitterness. Slick, slippery feel, but finishes quick, the only knock against this otherwise tasty brew.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBryn
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gilgar
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wayne17
2.06/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Total malt bomb. Red Betty barley wine? In fairness this has to be an old bottle but since there's no date anywhere to be found I can only rate this on my drinking (Or drain pouring) experience.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coppery pour with off white foam; good clarity; thick foam with copious lacing to bottom of the glass. Caramel and pine nose; aroma of peach or perhaps tropical fruit/mango. Flavors of caramel malt and pine/hops up front; lite citrus/tart bite in the middle; earthy bitter hop finish. Medium lite mouthfeel; earthy resinous tongue coating. Good balance between semi sweet malt foundation and earthy bitter hop linger. Really liked how the fruit flavors were soft on the tongue. Outstanding.

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an imperial nonic a brilliant rich bronze with a steady slight off white head atop,great rich clarity.Caramel,candied grapefruit,and pine stand out in the nose,somewhat earthy as well, a good balance and complexity.The feel is smooth and glides down easy,fantastic.Big caramel and sweet dough upfront on the palate with more of a dark fruit aka...raisin flavor than a big hoppy flavor profile although I do get some apricot and pine in there as well.Wow this beer is a complex to the hilt,at least to my crazy taste buds.Loved it.

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Photo of d00drey
4.79/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very floral and citrus notes. Overall outstanding IPA.

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Photo of davegray
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdonovan16
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattGrimley
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbratt93
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer surprised me! It's delightful.

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Photo of Mini4x
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flippengruven
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RavenousGreen
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Betty Imperial IPA from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.71 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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