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IPA | Red Truck Beer Company Ltd.

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3.61/5
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34 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 01-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,760
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by DaftCaskBC:
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Served in a bottle at the Flying Beaver in Richmond. Wood, peach, grapefruit and floral notes point towards a likely Galena and Centennial hop combo. Slight caramel sweetness in the background, medium viscosity and carbonation. A good, old school American craft IPA.

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +5%
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 Fusebuddy
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iluvipas
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
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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Photo of Ghrymm
3.61/5  rDev 0%
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 BcCraft710
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krl2112
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bumchilly25
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
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 Ilikebeer18
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wjmckeown
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMZB
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
2.11/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
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 beertunes
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice clear, clean dark golden amber color with a half-inch of white head that had low retention and good lacing.

The aroma was mostly a nice mix of citrus and pine hops, with just a bit of malt in the background. On the tongue, there was a bit more of a malt base, but the flavor were pretty much the same pine and citrus hops, and the beer had a slightly bitter finish.

The body was solidly full, for the style, without being heavy or sticky, and had a clean, dry finish. Drinkability was good, you'd be happy enough having a couple of these. Overall, a solid and good take on the style, even if it isn't particularly notable. Certainly worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of cknoch
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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IPA from Red Truck Beer Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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