IPA | Red Truck Beer Company Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Truck Beer Company Ltd.
British Columbia, Canada
redtruckbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beertunes on 01-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle - the name of this brewery sounds familiar from previous visits to Lotusland, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with a near-teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some thoroughly splotchy lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of mildly dank pine resin, some blood orange and red Texas grapefruit citrus rind, semi-sweet grainy and bready caramel malt, further indistinct tropical fruit notes, and more leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a more mixed and matched domestic citrus quality, some ephemeral earthy yeastiness, and a consistent weedy, piney, and dead floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite tame in its palate-coddling frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, as these are not the particular hops you're looking for if you're up for a tussle, as such. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the hops continue to casually muscle out the lingering malt meekness.

Overall, this is an agreeable enough version of the style, the West Coast cred inspection duly passed. Nothing that will blow your mind, of course, but worthy of a simple sixer grab for that next backyard BBQ one might be attending soon - the price is certainly right!

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Lift in Vancouver, BC. A beautiful clear ruby orange with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is surprisingly sweet: caramel with a bit of hops bitterness, tropical fruits, and fairly dominant citrus. Medium mouthfeel and light-medium carbonation. Finish is somewhat dry and slightly hoppy. Very nicely done.

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Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMZB
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotmailmsn
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6.3% abv, 69 ibu, 355 bottle.
A - clear copper orange with two finger head.
S - piney, orange (sweet & sour), fruit candy, floral, bit citrus, musky, oyster shell. grassy. grapefruit peel, funky tartness as it gets warmer.
T - mid-low carbonation, which gives this beer a very smooth texture. big flavor, sth like RED RACER IPA, piney n sweet. some dried fruit (dried lychee) goes thro the nose. bitterness comes late but not lingering, after most of the sweetness flavors, and then malty.
O - its a really good beer, didn't expected much maybe. yes, it's on the sweeter side, but yet smooth body, big flavors, complex beer, after taste was refreshing citrus. but bitterness should have be more. quickly become one of my daily ipa. WILL GET IT AGAIN.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ghrymm
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355ml bottle.
L: Pours a light yellow amber with a nice creamy white head and moderate lacing.
S: Not much of a nose some pine resin and floral .
T: Somewhat week taste for a IPA not bad but needs more the hops are there but could use more maybe,balance is not bad with the malt.
F: Moderate carbonation nice feel overall with a bitter finish.
O: Almost a session IPA but with 6.3ABV and 69IBU not sure what hops they use but a drinkable IPA .

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Photo of Wjmckeown
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is almost an interesting IPA, almost... Decent head, maybe a little too pale and clear? Smells great even though not overwhelming. Tastes weak. Still better than your Samuel Adams Rebel IPA but definitely weak. Too bad because the aromas are great, just not strong enough. Well balanced. The mouthfeel is a bit too much on the lighter side.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maclean25
2.84/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 4ster
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a strange one. It has a good strong IPA smell and then you taste it and nothing happens. It's a weak flavor followed by zip in terms of aftertaste.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lift Bar & Grill (Vancouver), served in a tulip. Straightforward, middle-of-the-road IPA. Unassuming malty body, citrus and pine hops, lightly bitter. Crisp, clean feel.

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iluvipas
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and always fresh tasting. Hoppiness is mid range

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IPA from Red Truck Beer Company Ltd.
3.67 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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