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:
1,086
Reviews:
486
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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196
Gots:
180
For Trade:
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4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber brown appearance with lots of brownish head that slowly settles down leaving good retention. Smell has a strong hint of hops along with citrus, fruit and caramel.

Taste is mainly powerful hops, with a strong hint of citrus and various fruit such as mango's and grapefruit, kind of tropical. It has a hint of bread as well.

Although the taste is heavily shifted towards hops, it is clean and the other tastes blend well together, barely taste the alcohol. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Aftertaste is a very bitter hop taste.

If you like hops, this is the beer for you. One of the best IPA's I've tried despite and worth the large price tag (cost $18 in Calgary).

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can (J1211 code on bottom of can) into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a crystal clear amber colour. 2 fingers of frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Great looking beer!

S: Caramel malts in the forefront with some piney hops on the back end.

T: Nice balance between malts and hops. The caramel maltiness and the piney hop flavor work well together here. Not a real hoppy IPA here. Just a nice smooth well balanced beer. Nice lingering bitterness here as well.

M: Moderate to slightly thin body. Carbonation is fairly light. Smooth feel all around.

Overall this a nice IPA. A little pricey at $15.99 a sixer but still a nice beer overall. Well balanced and very drinkable.

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewers + Distillers
4.23 out of 5 based on 1,086 ratings.
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