Central City Brewing – Red Racer Super Stellar IPA

Central City Brewing Super Stellar IPA


4.25 out of 5
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
4.25 out of 5


4.1 out of 5


  • Brewery: Central City Brewers & Distillers
  • Beer Style: India Pale Ale
  • Release Date: April 05, 2016
  • Pros:

    Incredibly drinkable IPA in spite of the ABV

  • Cons:

    Spicy hop tones are lost in the flavour, overpowered by floral and fruit notes

  • Conclusion:

    Hop forward IPA that goes down easy and should please IPA lovers of all types

Central City Brewing Super Stellar IPA CanCentral City Brewing – Red Racer Super Stellar IPA Review

Although Central City Brewing is known for its IPAs, you might ask why they need another IPA in their lineup, but trying the Red Racer Super Stellar IPA you may  just discover why. Whereas the original Red Racer IPA is very malt-forward with high bitterness, the Super Stellar IPA looks towards aromatic hops and tries to create a more sessionable IPA. The beer pours a clear copper from the 473mL can with one finger of lasting, lacing head. The Super Stellar IPA gives off plenty of citrus, tropical fruit, and floral aromas with a hint of spiciness. In the mouth, the initial flavour is of floral hops with some bitterness. These tones are followed up by a lingering fruitiness and a surprisingly light body considering the 6% ABV. This IPA is very quaffable and the finish provides a bitterness that lasts long after your last sip. The Super Stellar is far and away from the other IPAs in the Red Racer lineup and is well worth picking up to make your own assessment.

Alcohol – 6.0%
Size – 473mL

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  1. Mike
    Mike 2 May, 2016, 23:07

    I will never understand people that would ask why they need anouther IPA. They need anouther IPA because every brewery should have many IPA’s.

    This one’s is super tasty also.

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