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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 21, 2015
Aroma: caramel, some alcohol, weak resin and pine notes. Taste: moderate to strong sweeteness, moderate bitterness. Flavour: caramel, bock-like malt notes, alcohol. Aftertaste isnít so sweet with moderate bitterness. This is a pleasant beer but has too weak hops in aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1625) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 20, 2015
CAN 473 ML from bunget. Clear golden-amber, white frothy head. Big malts, citrus hops in the background. No resins, no pine Bold, but too simple. The taste is sweet, rich malts, caramel, strong bitterness that is malt-dominated. Good, but too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (321) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
12oz can into a tumbler. Pours a slightly opage golden with fluffy white head, lots of lacing. Sharp spruce and citrus hop aroma, a bit of apple. Light caramel sweetness, with a heavy, lasting, bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing. One of my favourite IPAs, and it comes out of a can. Go figure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AncreSteam (14) - - JUN 6, 2015
I have sample this beverage side by side with the original and there does not appear to be any difference. Considering that $2 for each 6 pack I drink, goes to a very worthy cause; I wish this was available all the time! Next to the Red Racer Imperial IPA, this is by far my favourite IPA. See my reviews for the Imperial IPA and the regular India Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (969) - 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 (271) - 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 (3881) - 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 (6680) - 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 (6900) - 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 (3535) - 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.

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