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)
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.

Added by canucklehead on 04-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,089
Reviews:
488
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
181
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking clear copper color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Sporadic yet semi-thick lacing glazes around the glass. The smell had a super nice fresh citrus melding into a grapefruit edge and then brining in a big bitter to sweet pine kick at the end. The taste took all of those flavors to combine to bittersweet bliss. Light dry citrus aftertaste leads into a dry semi-citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a super nice sessionability about it. For 6.5%, it doesn’t necessarily feel it. The carbonation is good for the style and for me. Still, a nice bittersweet dryness rolled over my palate. Overall, very good for the AIPA style, so glad to have a couple more to pair with food.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a couple of cans of this from the lcbo. Liked it but didn't think it was anything special. Pretty standard hops with some citrus & pine with some astringent bitterness remaining on the tongue. Would have it again.

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Photo of Tomesco
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AaronLamb
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of spokenwheels
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of this in Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent and taste had bitterness in the style of English IPA. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good ipa.

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Photo of FishyCanada
4.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheEggman1
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chibzilla
3.12/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This once was my favorite beer. It was unfiltered, Marked with the date of which it was bottled and tasted like heaven.

Since they changed the logo of the company they started to filter the beer. It went from a 5/5 to a 3.5/5 for me but I was still buying it because even the newer filtered version is better than a lot of other IPA's around here.
I was able to find the freshest beers and that's basically the only reason I kept buying it.

Since last month they now put a packing number on the bottom of the beers, Nowhere does it say when it was bottled/canned.

It was fun while it lasted but this beer is not worth the price anymore.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squeezyq
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.45/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexMAc114
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definitely a hop bomb, but one of the better IPAS available in our region. A constant must have in my fridge.

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

Photo of Eugoogalizer
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weswideman
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

lcbo

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Photo of biker30x
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass at a fishing camp in Canada and later into a snifter back home. Golly, I wish I liked this beer more than I do (and I liked it better at home than I did at the lake. Bottom line, it's just a little on the thin side.

Poured a clear caramel amber with a yellowish head and a thin piny nose. The first sip is hops, but more of an over-hopped lager than a properly hopped ale. The hops were thin and spicy rather than rich and resinous and there was limited sweetness from either malt or fruit to balance. Back home, some of the richer tropical fruit profiles were evident, but still slightly thin. While its color seems to promise a rich and complex expereince, the liquid itself seems better suited to a session or after mowing the lawn. The art on the can is retro-cool enuf to comment on.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly typical IPA. Floral hops with strong bittering in the close. Punchy, drying feel, brisk carbonation. A nice red-gold body, decent head and lacing. Rock solid version.

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Photo of Johnct
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WeissBoy
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this IPA out of a can in Canada at camp. The locale certainly helps. Very nice IPA and will try to get another can when up there next. Nice bitterness in this IPA and citrus flavors.

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

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