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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Brewmaster’s 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. The can pours clear copper with nice tan head. The aroma has plenty of pine hops mixing with crystal malts and sweet malts. The taste is smooth malts and firm full pine hop goodness. These notes slide into the finish un-wavering. Very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Superfruity grapefruit nose even though this can is probably six months old. Nice beginning and nice back palate, but a bit of a void in the middle. Certainly wonder if it is due to age..I’ve never tasted another IPA that has this characteristic. This is very nice and unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of sage, pine, some peppery notes, resiny. Tastes peppery and spicy with some nice spicy pine/sagey elements on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2010
can thanks to Savvy1982, your the man Kyle, thanks for this! Pours light orange with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is out of this world. Super pine hop and spruce with lots of grassy and dank notes. Flavor is super rich pale and toasted malts with a huge pine hop finish that again has lots of herbal, grassy, and cannibus notes. Awesome stuff....this is what I want in an IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 A - Strong citrus nose A - Golden orange with lasting thick white head T - Sour citrus followed by ample lasting bitterness P - Nice light carbonation with a thinner texture O - This is a great beer that is one of my favorites

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1997) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2010
Canned sample. Pale copper coloured with a bit of haze and medium carbonation. Aromas are of dried candied grapefruit, pine sap, and leafy green hops. I get a note of buttered biscuits in the mouth, along with very leafy, dank, pink grapefruit-like hops, along with a short dose of caramel. Medium to slightly heavy bodied, with a solid amount of leafy bitterness. No punches are pulled with this brash IPA, but I would have prefered a bit of a cleaner hop profile.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2010
12 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and a bit of toffee. The taste is bitter leafy, citrus hops with a bit of a tart finish and not enough malt to back it up. Medium bodied. Better than the pale, but still lacking.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
When sharing with co-workers I had to talk them out of pre-conceived prejudice of beer in a can. IPA is an amber pour generous bitterness and medium bodied ale. Will make a nice addition to beers we see here in Philadelphia offered in cans. Red Racer was my first Canadian beer that wasn’t brewed by Molson or Labatt’s in a can.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Clear orange amber pour with a lively white froth. The aroma is dominated by grassy and floral hops with hints of evergreen and citrus. A slight caramel biscuit malt character comes through as well. The flavor is juicy nectar fruit, orange, grapefruit, and some grassy pine. Caramel and toffee round out the malt subtleties. The palate is extremely pillowy and effervescent with a light mouthfeel and resinous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
on tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nose is of pine and citrus. Taste is of pine and caramel malt. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium with a clean, good bitter aftertaste. Very tasty. After all the bad talk about the slim pickings in Canada, I was pleasantly surprised.


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