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Central City Red Racer Imperial IPA (Red Betty)

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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Imperial IPA
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry hopped with whole leaf hops from the Yakima Valley, combined with Maris Otter English barley, which is floor-malted in age old tradition. A long maturation ensures plenty of flavour, with strong aromatics of grapefruit, tangerine and mango.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (397) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
650ml bottle shared with Jo and Seb. Thanks Peter. Aroma: piney, citrus, grapefruits, caramel, malty. App: clear copper with small tan head. Some lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, medium sweetness, light sweet and bitter finish. Overall: a great double IPA. Sweet but not too sweet for a IIPA. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1160) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
650 ml bottle shared with Alex and seb A: piny, caramel, citrusy app:clear dark copper small white head and good lacing. T/p: med to full body with moderate long bitter finish. O: great. Clean dipa. Pleasant hopiness and good choice of malt bill. Buy with trust.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1312) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a high, fine-grained, incredibly lacy off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, fresh bread, funk, light floral notes, a touch of smoke, and a little catbox. Hops bitterness and juicy grapefruit up front, with a creamy, substantial texture; great flavor, with some spiciness and crisp biscuit following. Really tasty, and has a lot of layers opening as it moves across the palate. Finish is astringent, refreshing, and clean. Nicely done.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AncreSteam (10) - - APR 29, 2015
This one has a more subtle hoppy aroma than the regular IPA. It is pleasant and fruity. The pour is a nice clear amber colour that produces a small head with mixed fine and large bubbles. Lots of lacing. Taste is of hops, citrus and caramel. I did notice the mango flavouring; nice. This beer has a substantial mouth feel for an IPA; very enjoyable. There is the usual slightly bitter aftertaste along with the hop and caramel notes. I like a hopped up IPA and this is by far the best I’ve had yet!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
a balanced iipa with lots of pine and caramel malts to balance. a little fruit. not huge on aroma but pleasant across the board.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3968) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($7.50): pours red with a whitish head. Aroma is pine, caramel, and fruitiness. Taste is more on the sweet and malty side than it is on the bitter side. That said there is a sustained bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1027) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle poured a muddy orange hue w/ large thick off-white head slowly diminishing and sticky lacing. Bold malty and sweet citrus aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are straw, grapefruit, malty cereal, piney hop and lemon citrus. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (109) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Nose of sweet malt, tropical fruit and citrus hops. The taste profile of this IIPA pops with fresh intensity and complexity. Hops are up front, with tastes ranging from tropical fruit, kiwi, juicy citrus, resin and some earthiness. The malt is bready and sweet but substantial, with toffee notes. There is just a hint of sourness down there as well. The aftertaste maintains this complex mix, with the punchiest hops receding slightly to profile the malt, toffee and the softer tropical hops. One of the best. The juicy fruit is going to move you. And the malt is so soft it gets right to you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (640) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep caramel amber with a thick, creamy head. Very sweet aroma, mango notes, caramel, tangerine, some citrus zest. Flavour is richly malty, fairly sweet with a bitter finish. Thick texture with low carbonation. Not as hoppy as some DIPAs, but rich and flavourful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (308) - - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber with a sizable white creamy to frothy head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is caramel and grapefruit. Medium sweet and medium bitter taste, average to soft carbo with fine bubbles, oily texture and medium body and a long sticky and bitter finish. Not particularly well balanced.


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