Red Racer Super Sonic IPA | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Racer Super Sonic IPARed Racer Super Sonic IPA
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3.93/5
Very Good
18 Ratings
Red Racer Super Sonic IPARed Racer Super Sonic IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 11-19-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,446
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of cgwami
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJT
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Long813
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Day 14 of the 2015 Craft Crossing calendar from Central City and Parallel 49. 330ml bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pours a rich copper with a one finger head that leaves rugged Scottish cliffside lace as it recedes.

Smells pretty much like Red Racer, maybe with more grapefruit. Green pine, citrus and malt.

Tastes of bitter oranges, sunny exotic fruit, pine resin and dinner biscuit caramel malt.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Overall, it seems to be more fruity and refreshing than the highly respected Red Racer IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenmac19
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, day 14 of the 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar, a 'collaborative' effort once again between Parallel 49 and Central City brewing. So glad that Craft Beer Market was out of this when I unadvisedly went there last month.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two hefty fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly ecru head, which leaves some hovering invading alien spaceship lace around the glass as it gently sinks away.

It smells of dank pine resin, pithy orange flesh, biscuity caramel malt, some hard water flintiness, and a further musky tropical fruitiness. The taste is bready, biscuity caramel malt, dry toffee, edgy orange and lemon citrus, wet stoney notes, and some equally pungent herbal, leafy, and piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in both its perky and structural frothiness, the body a sturdy middleweight, and sort of smooth, the various hop bitters kind of tripping all over the tulips here, as it were. It finishes trending dry, the malt faltering, and the fruitiness of the hops having mostly bled out.

Overall, a fairly good IPA, the hops definitely running the show, but I'd need to have one of these right next to a Red Racer IPA to really ascertain its place among this brewery's best offerings in the style. That said, I'm still glad that I saved myself 10 bucks by getting this one, this way.

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Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imfinished
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Red Racer Super Sonic IPA from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 18 ratings