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

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)
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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,815
Reviews:
495
Ratings:
1,124
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
203
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,124 |  Reviews: 495
Photo of bradyn_ca
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.

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Photo of Bruno74200
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

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Photo of rapayn01
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.

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Photo of StrangerTides
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LocalBeerGuy
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.

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Photo of headspacej
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.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mav221
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.

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Photo of Jim67
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tottel
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of R_Kole
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicdave
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jhodgert
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crackerjack57
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nataku00
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Candy-man
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knowyourown
3.37/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MallardDrake
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leslie91
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very hoppy. on point

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Photo of Szalanc
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesinVan
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,124 ratings