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Red Racer Imperial IPA | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Racer Imperial IPARed Racer Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
186 Ratings
Red Racer Imperial IPARed Racer Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by astout on 09-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,341
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
186
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of StJamesGate
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber with sticky white film. 3.75
Lots of sparkly lemon zest with tang of caramel. 4.25
Toffee biscuit, with lime zest, rosin, and green grass hops with hints of lychee and maybe pineapple. 4
Lemon balm end and long coppery butter linger.
Medium, chewy, crisp. 4

Old school - citrussy C-hops - with a decent malt load. MO shows through but hops cut to end clean. Not quite the beautiful juggling act that is the IPA but the knifing hops and buttery malts are a skilled, lovely match. 4.25

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Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Central City Brewing 'Red Racer Imperial IPA' @ 9.0% , originally tasted on tap @ GCBF , this review from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear dark amber in the glass with a smallish off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-nice smell of floral & citrus & weak hint of pine
T-just ok , lacks something
MF-ok carbonation , big body
Ov-not a great beer , ok /good local DIPA compared to Twenty Pounder , Hopdemonium , 3rd Blind Mouse ....
prost LampertLand

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sathanas
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LDuke
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjyost
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper, can already tell it will be maltier than I prefer a DIPA to be. Very earthy / piney nose that continues on the palate with heavy malt sweetness. Needs to be drier IMHO.

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Photo of Kenmac19
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sherpahigh
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Too sweetened but drinkable. Hopped well.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Idrankthat
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Phlebas86
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Coronaeus
3.9/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JackieKu
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of adamj_008
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dar482
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

The beer comes in a rich red amber.

The aroma has big sweetness, resinous pine with a hint of citrus.

The flavor hits of a big sugary sweetness that sticks on the lips, but not too heavy of malt. Lots of spicy hops and resinous pine. Hints of citrus and grapefruit.

A big sweet and sticky DIPA, if that is for you.

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Photo of iain_reeve
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of deonreds
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Shawn_Winters
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Red Racer Imperial IPA from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 186 ratings
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