Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #14 – Red Racer Super Sonic IPA

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Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #14

Red Racer Super Sonic IPA – Central City Brewing, 6.5% ABV – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“Supersonic IPA gets its juice from a proprietary blend of hops. Spicy, citrus notes and an intense aroma defeat gravity itself. And while the hops used were grown on planet Earth, we think this beer is ‘out of this world’. Boom!”

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  • Style: IPA
  • Taste: Rounded grapefruity hop oil toasted toffee malt grapefruit-apricot
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours clear copper brown without any sizable head, very thin ringed retention, no activity.

Nose: toasted toffee/caramel malts, grapefruity hop oils. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite, grapefruity hop oil coating

Mid-palate: micro-fizzy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness mixed with sharp hoppy bitter, (MAIN) toasted toffee malts, pink grapefruit, apricot

Finish: stealth bitter hops, fruity exhale.

Summary: Quite delicious and balanced blend of toasted toffee malt and fruity yet bitter hops. Went down very easy.