Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)
Central City Brewers + Distillers

Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)
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From:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
 
British Columbia, Canada
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #84
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,345
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
500
Ratings:
641
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 08, 2022
Added:
Apr 10, 2009
Wants:
  203
Gots:
  205
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)
Notes: A style of ale that was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hop, hops, and more hops! This ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasters choice.

Known as Red Betty IPA in the United States.
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Rated: 4.02 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Feb 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by MRUZI from Canada (BC)

Oct 17, 2021
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Rated by Berts_Speakeasy from Canada (AB)

2.36/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5
Disappointing
Off Flavours
Bland
Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: Bright clear copper with a two finger frothy offwhite head. Head disapates very slowly.
Smell: Pine with a hint of citrus.
Taste: Dank and earthy. Lots of pine resin and hop dominant.
Feel: Medium bodied, and crisp.
A good representation of a west coast IPA. I prefer NEIPA's though. This earns a B for my palate, if your a west coast IPA fan this would likely earn higher for your taste preferences.
Dec 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Aug 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by TheNakedLunch from Canada (BC)

Jun 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by dansmcd from Australia

May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by AlvinLin from New York

Jan 13, 2020
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Rated by Sedunova from Canada (BC)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Good as any IPA I've tried. Oversize 500ml can (US 16.9 Fl Oz) for the same price puts it at the top of the list.
Dec 02, 2019
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Rated by Leeloy

4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Strong hop aromas ( citrus and pine ). Clear copper colour with a medium head. Slight bitterness for the style with malty notes. Classic IPA.
Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by ben741 from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

3.46/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Look: Clear dark copper color. Pours a light head that quickly turned into medium sized bubbles reduced to a thin skiff across the top of the glass after a minute. Mix of bubble sizes rising from the bottom of the glass.
Smell: The hops dominate, followed by some malts and something a little funky. Swirling the brings out a strong barnyard scent.
Taste: Overwhelmingly hops but not as much bitter as the hops promise. Malt and the funky barnyard quickly pop up, to be followed by the bitters in the aftertaste.
Feel: Tongue tingling carbonation that slowly foams up to large bubbles.
Overall: A lot of malt for an IPA. This used to be more fruity in previous years. I preferred the fruit to the current barnyard.
Jun 14, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a tallboy can. Copper color with white head. Citrusy hop smell. Medium feel. Hop flavors dominate with juicy citrus followed by a lingering pine taste. Excellent!
May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by IPAnicked from Canada (BC)

Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by EricPhilpott from Canada (ON)

Mar 27, 2019
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Reviewed by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Red Racer IPA. 6.5% alc. 80 IBUs.

Thick white head that lingers. Beer is a light copper colour and clear. Lots of ascending bubbles.

Disappointed in the smell. There really is none. But the taste is phenomenal. Lovely hop notes. Pine centric with a nice gentle malt undertone.

The mouthfeel is medium and so is the body.

Finish is dry and smooth.

This beer is a solid A. I’d rate it A+ if there was an aroma.
Feb 21, 2019
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Reviewed by bradyn_ca from Canada (SK)

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Strong and robust hopps with medium citrus and medium lace. The citrus i detect is similar to that of grapefruit with the accompanying bitter. Paired with a spicy pepperoni stick and nuts the robust hopps become less prominent to those less enthusiastic about the full flavor of these IPAs. With the hops being so rubust youd assume its only 5% ABV but it holds its own nicely. I Can score a 6 pack of 500ml tallboys for 17.50 in SK Canada after tax making this one a real diamond in the rough. As someone pointed out they went from 375ml to 500ml without raising the price. Our local student pub Thirsty Scholar sells 2L growler fills for only 11$; this is one of the few in cans that i can justify buying over growler fills.
Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a classy west coast style ipa. A lot on the crystal and the caramalt, the malt bill is quite clean. The hops are pungent, very resinous and citrusy. The moderate to high carbonation and the low final gravity leave a crisp impression
Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had this from a standard Canadian 473 ounce tall-boy can. It looks and tastes more like a hoppy red ale, though I can see why they market it as an IPA. I enjoyed the beer and will probably try it again. It tasted better on its own as it lost something when paired with food.
Oct 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by StrangerTides from New York

Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
hoppy strong good amount head a bit of dark brown tan like color to it but it is very enjoyable after few these's have good buzz on for awhile. make sure you drink this one at home.
Aug 03, 2018
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Reviewed by headspacej from Canada (BC)

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can't believe the value on this beer. They replaced their small-can six-packs in our provincial liquor store with 500ml-can six-packs and didn't raise the price! Classic hoppy NW IPA, couple of bucks a can. Not the most dynamic flavours, but so solid.
Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Mav221 from Canada (AB)

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great Canadian beer. Easily surpasses most domestically produced beer, especially of the style. One of my personal favorites. Nice color and dense, creamy foam head. Price wise, very competitive. This would be great on tap.
Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by Jim67 from Michigan

Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by tottel from Netherlands

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.01 by cosmicdave from Canada (BC)

Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by jhodgert from Canada (QC)

Jun 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.52 by crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by iftcoach from Germany

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by nataku00 from California

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Candy-man from Canada (ON)

Mar 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Beernoobie from California

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.37 by knowyourown from Canada (ON)

Feb 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by MallardDrake from Canada (NL)

Feb 06, 2018
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewers + Distillers
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