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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: 30   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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. It’s packed with hop flavours and a ruby-red grapefruit character, balanced by a deep, malty backbone, giving a long, lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber, thin creamy beige head, weak floral aroma, excellent lacing, rum and raisin toffee flavour, very well balanced, strong alcohol content not noticeable, very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
1/2 at Wetherspoons in the Metrocentre. Golden with a tight white head that left lacing down the glass. Citrus and demerera aroma. Grapefruit and juicy apricot flavour, some plump raisins too. I have begun to get a bit cautious around new IPA’s, everyone seems to be putting one out, with varying degrees of success, and I’ve experienced a couple of dubious attempts recently, so I’m happy to give this fine example my seal of approval.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1521) - 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 it’s tasty and rather moreish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1689) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Amber ale with a small head. Decent lacing. Aroma is malty and perfume. Taste has some of this perfume, wood, malts, yeast and grapefruit. Medium bodied. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 05/04/13 A reddish brown coloured beer with a white head and lace. A very hoppy tasty full bodied beer. The malt is on the sweet and jammy side and the hops are big and American bold. It’s really very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Cask at the Catherine Wheel (JDW), Henley. Amber with a thin white head; rich aroma with some butterscotch and some tropical fruit; thick, chewy, malt body with an immediate hit of dry resinous hops; building to a sustained dry woody finish with a pleasing underlying warmth. Best of the festival so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
4th April 2013
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cask. Clear amber beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish tangerine and orange hops. Bittersweet light tang. Finishes semi dry with more great tangerine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (739) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
Cask at JDW ; Devon ; UK ; Bread,fruit,floral and citrus aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Medium body ; Long finish ; Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1295) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
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