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Shepherd Neame / Central City Red Racer IPA

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Faversham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask: Special: Wetherspoon Spring 2013 Real Ale Festival
This bright, amber-coloured beer has an intense, hoppy aroma. Itís packed with hop flavours and a ruby-red grapefruit character, balanced by a deep, malty backbone, giving a long, lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask at the Foot of the Walk. Pours golden amber, sweet and malty, lots of hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 10 April 2013. Poured a clear copper colour with a dense white head. Sweet aroma of strawberry, bubblegum and short-bread biscuit. Initial flavours of pink grapefruit, cake and boiled sweets. Finish was bitter resin, some residual citrus and brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Two Cask Pints at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Orange-Amber in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous and grassy hops. Fruity; tangy zesty grapefruit and orange citrus. Malty backbone; toasty malts and caramel. Distinct hop bitterness throughout. Long bitter hoppy and dry finish. Liked this a lot. Nice IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Plenty of citrus fruit, some pine notes, soil cereal malts and a dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Amber with a moderate white head. Peach and flowers up front, a sweet juicy, fruity middle, and a mildly bitter grapefruit & pine finish. Sweeter & less hoppy than many IPAs. A very British take on an American IPA, focussing more on balance and drinkability than aggressiveness. The alcohol is well hidden, and itís tasty and rather moreish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
cask at Sorder ... golden amber ... thin tan head ... soft zezty fruits .. orange and pineapple nose ... sweet oily fruits ... juicy orange

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Cask at Penderelís Oak, JDW - London. Pours clear, deep gold with a tight, creamy head. Ripe citrus on the nose, some doughy malts, lightly toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with further doughy bread, ripening orange, some piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly sticky finish with hints of alcohol, more orange and pine. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask @ A G Bell, Edinburgh [090413]
Amber, dense white head, clear, good lacing
Aroma of soft caramel malts, very soft hops, no way a US-style IPA
Taste of soft caramel malts, some bitter hops, soft fruity, alcohol is well hidden, good drinkability
Palate - medium body. Finish of bitterish hops, smooth.
Overall - Itís actually quite a good beer - but itís really non US

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask. Pale red shade with a head that leaves lots of lace. Fruity aroma with a taste like citrus and light strawberry jam. Tangy and resinous hop bite with sticky malt backing it up. Tasty and drinks a little easier than the strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1160) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask at Tanners Hall JDW, Darlington. Brown-golden amber colour, thin white head and aroma of caramel & hops. Smooth malt caramel taste with orange hop bitterness. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Quite drinkable.

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