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)

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice off-white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, malt, pine, hint of floral

T-bready malt, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, pine, light herbal and mild to moderate bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent IPA, but not as much forward hop flavor as I prefer

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

Picked up a pair of 341 ml cans from an LCBO I'd never been in for $2.45CDN. Was aware that this was considered a very good beer, but didn't realize how good until recently.

Appearance - Clear copper orange color head with a last finger of white head. Tons of effervescent bubbles.

Smell - Quite piney and earthy with some substantial lemon undertones. I can tell that this will be hoppy, and quite astringent just from the smell.

Mouthfeel - Piney, but has a malty sweetness that I find lacking from all but the best in this style. This shows up in the middle of the sip. Also and earthy taste and obviously quite bitter. The sweet undercurrent lingers and contrasts nicely with the bitterness. Surprisingly the hops are not overdone here, illustrating technique and control, so whilst providing a great hoppy IPA, there is great balance too.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and rich, high carbonation, palate scrubbing.

Overall - Definitely worth trying, and one of the best IPA's I've ever had. While I enjoy IPA's it's not my favorite style, but really appreciated the complexity and balance in this one. A must try.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams tasting glass it exhibits a nice white head that fades after a few minutes leaving patches of floating foam, clear light amber beneath. Fresh and flowery nose filled with hoppy aromas then light malt is noticed. Light bodied but with assertive spicy hop bitters right off the bat then light yeasty fruitiness then the malt is tasted. It's a long and bitter finish, delicious and easy drinking thanks to the lightness of body. One of the better IPA's I've had in some time.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,107 ratings