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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Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
American IPA
Ranked #87
Ranked #2,360
4.23 | pDev: 9.93%
May 08, 2023
Apr 10, 2009
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 by erickc from Washington

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had from a can poured into a glass.
May 08, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by vidisad from California

Jan 03, 2023
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
Off Flavours
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
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1143 ratings