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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

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackmetal (207) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
Doesn’t have as much punch as you’d think, but yet doesn’t contain the diversity of flavours you think it might.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sockir (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
One of these will be enough to get you going at 9%. Nicely hopped ale that competes well with Fat Tug and Moody Sociable

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Amber in colour big head that disappears quickly. Grapefruit and malt on the nose and like others have said, some tobacco notes as well. Gotta say, this is one of the worst imperial IPAs I?ve had. I?m really not impressed with this. Pretty big disappointment, especially because it?s a 60 ml bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (907) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Strong aroma of resin and some grapefruit. Taste is bitter and hoppy, balanced sweetness in the middle, finished with a resin character and alcohol. Good iipa well made.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
Amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit sweet and piny. There’s a bit of sweet pine and a bit of light fruit as well. A bit sweet and sticky on the back. Sticky finish with a bit of white pepper. A bit of a simple brew. Could have more hop character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: very subdued, caramel, toffee, honey, malty. Taste: silky, rich mouth feel, sweet, med carbonation. Finish: tangerine, bitter/sweet/pine/hop/alcohol balance. This is very balanced but I was expecting a more emphatic beer, given the high abv. (bottled 01/28/16, tasted 04/15/16)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3740) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 Despite not finding a date, well, oh, okay, here’s the rest poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark red/burnt close to brown sort of color with a slim sort of semi-finger-ed sort of white messy head. Lacing was few and far between. The smell started off with the sweet caramel/toffee malty backbone covering a slight sweet to dry sort of tobacco aftertaste and finish. The taste was mostly the same with the same sort of dry/sweet almost "tobacco" sort of flavoring coming about. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Overall, damn nice beer that I would have again.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canmoore (405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours a clear amber, with a large creamy head. Aroma has notes of citrus, passion fruit, pine, and mango. Tasting notes include pine resin, chewy malt, bland orange, bitter finish. A little disappointed by the taste, not very clean on the palate. Bitterness is not front and center, the taste is not as complex as the nose would suggest. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6202) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pine and caramel. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - MAY 20, 2016
Pours the colour of the now defunct penny, leaving the glass awash in white lacing as drunk. Aromas of peach, grapefruit, and caramel malts. Tastes are in the realm of piney hops and more of those caramel malts. It’s an extremely well balanced brew, and definitely worth a try.


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