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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops, this ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. Drink as an appetizer on its own, or pair it with any hearty dish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasterís choice. "Cheers!"

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Carastan Crystal Malt
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Iím not convinced that this is actually a different beer than the regular IPA that I grab every once & awhile. Even the description above pretty clearly states its just a different can. Iíd confirm with an admin but the last time I did I got an all caps response that I still donít understand where the anger came from. So I will rate this like a re-rate cuz my feelings on this brew have slightly changed --orginal score 4.2 -- once I first tried it (Iím convinced its not as fresh/íhoppy/ímind blowing but it could just be my taste has evolved). Still, this is a great can of hop juice. You can taste the sunshine & the resin has a 420 edge that puts me in mind of poorly dried ganga.
Earlier Rating: 5/4/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Pours with a thin finger cap that flattens quicker than a Vancouver suburb in an earthquake. Great can. Great beer. Wish I could try more of their stuff but Iím a few provinces separated. I could dump a dozen of these on ice & drink íem all night. I believe some of you call that sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (123) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Live and learn whilst drinking ale... Iím having a Red Betty Northwest IPA, in a can similar to the one pictured here. Betty is riding her bicycle with her feet not on the pedals, probably in a successful attempt to have her skirt blow up. Very risque! First time Iíve seen this one on the East Coast of the USofA. Poured into a tulip/thistle, it looks ale-like and smells hoppy. Itís hoppy, alright, but not over the top. Nice, clean IPA. Now for the learning part. Several recent BA reviewers are complaining that this brew is now filtered: íFiltration doesnít impress this customer; it is an additional process which subtracts from flavour and texture and is a waste of energy. But the uptown crowd doesnít care about such things. í and íIt was also my favourite. Easily a 5 in every category.íThey updated the can artwork, started filtering it and who knows what else.í The second reviewer re-rated the ale at 1.76. So whatís wrong with filtering? Can an unfiltered beer be put into a can? From what Iíve read, it doesnít seem so. Whatever, this is a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3582) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Clear copper pour, medium white head, thick lacing. Very pine resinous aroma, with some good citrus notes. Solid bready malts, some light grasses and cereals. Medium bitterness, resinous finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2010 Total Score: 4
Wicked stuff! Huge amounts of juicy citric hops! BIg High alpha hops! Bloody orange, mandarin, tangerine. So juicy, and citric. An everyday drinker if i could get it everyday!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Can in Austin. Amber with a modest white head. Caramel. Lemon peel. Grass. Pretty aggressive bitter flavor. Onion. Sweet caramel. Medium body, active carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6299) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Grand Junction, Co - College Liquors - 12 oz can - labeled as Red Betty. Sparkling, medium golden pour, soft, snow white soapy head. Spruce in the aroma, some ripening vegetables. Solid IPA flavor, nice citrus bitterness, spearmint, caramel malty notes. Decently thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Can from On the Fly. Pours out with nice fluffy head, orange golden body with tons of fine bubbles, very active carbonation. Head leaves clumpy lacing. Gentle aroma equal parts apple fruitiness and piney hops. Taste brings in more crisp happiness, some malt sweetness. Finishes kind of dry, a hint of metallic notes, but still excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (835) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12oz can from whole foods... clear orange brew with a decent enough white head that leaves splotchy lacing... Dry toast and lesser caramel malt... Traditional PNW hoppiness...citrus and pine cones... Weird fruitiness from I would guess the yeast is sorta throwing the finish off IMO... Still there are way worse IPAís out there... Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (829) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Somehow less citrusy than their Pale Ale, Red Racer?s IPA seems to focus more on pine and hop bitterness - which isn?t a bad thing. Very nice IPA.
Earlier Rating: 12/22/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Somehow less citrusy than their Pale Ale, Red Racerís IPA seems to focus more on pine and hop bitterness - which isnít a bad thing. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1011) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Clear copper pour, frothy off white head. Nose is earthy wood. Bitter. Middle is caramel malt and a faint citrus tang. Finish is hoppy and long. very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2015
lemon, resin & caramel. clear amber with white head. flavor mostly pine, with caramel & toasted malt. very drinkable while still havinga quirky character

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