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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: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4650) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Une robe scintillante, cuivrée avec une mousse blanche qui abonde. Des parfums de caramel et des agrumes sucrés. Des saveurs qui vont dans le même sens. Une avancée florale dans cette DIPA qui me semble être davantage un vin d’orge bien houblonné. Une bouche huileuse et assez confortable. Rien de bien rafraîchissant dans cette finale à la fois résineuse et sucre d’orge. Un peu à côté de ses pompes pour un liquide qui vit en cette année 2016.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (334) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a foamy, long lasting off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Similar taste. Has good hops and malt balance. Fairly bitter finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2475) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Clear copper with a beige head that fades to a ring around the glass. Fairly sweet and malt forward, tangerine, apricot, some papaya, ligt resin, seems more barleywine but curious how long its been sitting on the LCBO shelf...mild+ carbonation and moderate body, light booze presence, bittersweet with a somewhat dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (265) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2016
Aroma: very fruity with some floral and bitter background; very nice; Appearance: light amber with off white head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: roundly complex with fruity, sweet, malty and bitter flavors; delicious; Palate: heavy body with long, sweetly bitter finish; Overall: really good imperial ipa; would definitely buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3886) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Copper pour, big white head, aroma is all pine, big sticky pine resin, with some light green hop cones. The body is oily, and sticky, a solid carb. The finish is medium bitter, some light alcohol, with some great pithy pin resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (85) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Couleur cuivré pale transparente avec une mince effervescence. Une petite mousse vient recouvrir le verre. Un nez cuivré malté et très sucré. Dès l’ouverture en bouche, on y ressent une forte présence de malt caramélisé et sucré avec une touche houblonné de mangue et tangerine avec un petit coté épicé. Une petite amertume en fin de vie qui provient du malt. Trop sucré, trop lourd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
codfishh (191) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2016
From a bomber. Pours deep gold fluffy white head lots of lace. Aroma of tangerine some candied orange, some toffee. Flavor big candied orange flavor strong toffee caramel flavors. Balance is towards the sweet side. Big sticky resinous mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Big sticky sweet ipa well made but not my favorite version of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3581) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear orange-copper with a modest light tan head. Aroma: Quite rich, sweet, malty and hoppy, lots of red berries and pepperiness, resin/pine, deep caramel/toffee and melanoidin, a little dusty and toasty, orange peel. Palate: Medium+ body with prickly carbonation. Flav.: Quite peppery, resinous, citrusy, with some tropical fruit, big caramel/toffee/burnt sugar, so peppery; off-dry with fairly big bitterness and a long, lingering, boozy and spicy/resinous finish.

I’ll stick to the non-Imperial version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1313) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Rich copper pour with off white head. Big hop nose with sweet malt. Flavor is much the same with an alcohol bite. Finish has a nice balance of roast and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Big bottle bought in BC Liquor store. Pours a clear golden amber. Aroma is ripe fruits with hoppy notes. Sweet bitterness of ripe fruits in the taste. Piney bitterness and bready notes in the aftertaste. Very good.


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