Central City Brewing - Red Racer IPA
Up today we have a brew that just recently arrived in distribution in the Chicagoland area, Red Racer IPA from Central City Brewing in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. They can all of their beers, which I really enjoy as cans are much more portable and perfect for the beach and other places where glass isn't allowed. Also, you don't have to worry about light affecting the brew! So far I have only seen the Lager and IPA, both of which are available at Binny's stores.
Pours into my glass a golden orange with great clarity and a quarter inch of bubbly head on top. Aromas start off with a good deal of piney resinous hops along with an earthy, caramel malt backbone. Spice and a touch of citrus work in as well.
First sip brings a solid mix of caramel malts along with resinous pine hops. Mellow sweetness throughout along with an earthy citrus-spice as it flows down. Good bitterness on the finish that balances out the malt sweetness. Solid IPA.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Good carbonation this is a brew that goes down easy. Glad we are able to get this in Chicagoland now as it's always nice to have a solid IPA in cans for beach going and anywhere bottles aren't welcome!
Overall I give this one a rating of Enjoyable. Tasty IPA
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