Central City Brewing Co – Red Racer Imperial India Pale Ale Review
The Central City Brewing Company has re-branded under the Red Racer label and with that facelift came the shift of the iconic Central City Imperial IPA to the Red Racer adorned bottle. The Red Racer Imperial IPA pours with a finger and a half of finely bubbled head. This head settles relatively slowly leaving a thick residue of lacing on the glass walls. The beer smells of creamy and strong northwest style hops along with grapefruit tones and a touch of tropical fruit. Alcohol doesn’t necessarily have a smell in this beer but it is still somehow noticeable in the scent. The taste is similar to what we have come to expect in this beer’s predecessor. A slightly oily texture hits the tongue first with a creaminess that soothes the soul. A fairly intense hop bitterness grows quickly alongside a slight sweetness and mild caramel tones. The Red Racer Imperial IPA has some light grapefruit, passion fruit and mango flavours that hide behind the main-stage and a slight booziness that will warm your throat on a cold winter day. This beer may look a little bit different now but it is the same great taste that we have come to love from the Central City Brewing Company.
Alcohol – 9%
IBU – 90
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $8.50 (Craft Retailer)