markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop and Eric. Deep amber iced tea appearance, powerful resin and honey aroma. Thick, sweet with caramel and clove. Long hoppy finish. Great.
Marheb (2024) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riche et résineux, très fort sur les agrumes et la caramélisation des malts. J’ai vraiment plus l’impression de boire un barleywine américain frais.
BrewGoblin (284) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of those kingly quaffs that graces you ever so rarely. Clear copper with an off white crown, this king waltzes into the room permeating pine, floral hops and caramel malt. Like a big juicy, tropical, piney Werther’s ripe for the suckling. A superb balance of ingredients make this booze-hiding royal wayyyyyy to faboo to drink.
simonblaine (288) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was ok, pours reddish, found it to be a malty IPA, aroma of malty IPA. Underwhelmed.
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penstemon (127) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, as Red Betty IPA. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is broiled grapefruit, orange, bread, leafy resin, a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is broiled orange and grapefruit, bread, slight caramel, pine, dusty, peppery, slight lemon pastry. Light-med bitterness. Creamy, medium body, slight resin. I love this IPA, it reminds me of when I lived in Vancouver.
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear copper colour with a whit frothy head. Aroma was of pine, caramel, and citrus. Tasted of big juicy tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, and had a nice sweetness to it. Had a medium body with low carbonation, and was not overly bitter. I found this beer didn’t show its alcohol at all. This by far one of the best Imperial IPA’s i have had.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2014 Total Score: 4.7
This is one of those IPA’s that comes around once and a while and really stands out. Had an aroma of raisins, caramel, and grapefruit. It had a pretty complex taste with the caramel, and toffee like malt, but also big hop flavour of grapefruit and some sweet mango in there. It had tons of hop kick and punch with its bitterness all the way through, and then it finished so clean off the tongue. I enjoyed many a whole six packs of this brew, while living in BC.
seamus1759 (2) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
First impression from aroma was pungent burnt raisin. Beautiful pour into my new ipa glass, lovely colour. First taste was licorice then citrus followed by malt and biscuits. Not a bad imperial but the aroma is a bit of a put off.
guil0000 (255) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a little hazy beautiful red orange color with a long lasting small white head. Nose of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, with some hops. Taste is some sweet malts with a complex citrus mix. Not an over the top hoppy finish. Very well balanced and it masks the alcool very well. Good body. Excellent IPA.
Cirrhosis (1203) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yummmmmy, Red Racer does almost no wrong. Once again I find my self sitting outside just before dark enjoying a massive beer. Big sweet malty IIPA ballnced with a sticky bitter hop presence. Heavy on the pine, tons of earth, almost a chocolaty finish. Beer be thick in the feels. Orange peel, almost a clove but not. This beer is so thick and heavy I find my self strugeling to find room in my gut for 650ml of this monster. Daaaa why I read the bottle, it said mango flavors now that is all I taste. Sweetness is almost to much here, it really builds up. After taste is very dusty. With this having the much cheaper price point and very similar in taste and quality this just might replace Hop Stoopid as my summer drinker....................... maybe.
jdobbs (376) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Aroma is of carmel malts, light citrus, orange peel, mandarins, light cookie dough. Taste of orange peel,grapefruit,mandarines, light caramel malts, citrus, very bitter on the finish while it builds up on the aftertaste, good lasting too, quite hoppy. The alcohol very well hidden Body is medium thick, good levels of carbonation, a bit oily but also dry at the same time on the palate. Overall a very good double IPA