Central City Brewing – Red Racer IPA: Is an IPA brewed in Surrey, BC at a strength of 6.5% with 80 IBU’s. The can in the picture is a special charity release of this beer, which is the same beer as their regular IPA, just in a different can with a promise of a $2 donation per 6 pack.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a reasonably clear copper with 2 fingers of foam and some decent bubble action. The aroma is strong, dominated by grapefruit with hints of tangerine, tropical fruit and citrus zest.
Flavour: The flavour is very malt forward, lots of bready malt with a fresh tasting middle and a dry grapefruit bitter finish that linger with pine and herbs.
Overall Impression: I think the malt profile almost drinks like a double IPA or a well hopped pale ale, while the hops as a very pleasant aroma and some nice bitterness that doesn’t over power.
Rating: I give it an excellent rating, 8/10 as it has a great price and wonderful flavour that is still balanced yet stands out in a crowded IPA world.
Food Pairing: This is an IPA you pair with spicy taco’s or their Creee-ole Chicken burger at the brew pub. Please check out some of my other reviews of Central City Brewing Craft Beers, they make great stuff and it’s always worth picking up one of their bottles.