Central City / Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #16 – Red Racer IPA

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Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #16

Red Racer IPA – Central City Brewing, 6.5% ABV, 80 IBU – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“A style of ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. This award-winning IPA is about hops, hops, and more hops! This ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur. This is the brewmaster’s choice.”

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  • Style: IPA
  • Taste: Balanced creamy tangerine toffee malt controlled hoppy bitterness
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours clear copper brown with a large lasting very creamy head, thick sticky lacing, lots of fast clusters of streams.

Nose: super fragrant tangerine hops, background malts. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: creamy-thicker mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) fruity orange tangerine, toffee malts, barley w/ alcohol detection

Finish: smooth balanced bitter hops, tangerine exhale, lingering bitter hopped finish.

Summary: A very smooth and balanced IPA from start to finish, all with a superb mouthfeel. What’s amazing is this is usually sold in 6pack cans.