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BC Beer – Red Racer IPA

February 18, 2010

I thought I’d do one of my favourite beers from BC because some American brewery is being a dick and filed a lawsuit against them in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

If you have ever heard of the term “West Coast IPA” this beer is the definition of it. It’s a light copper, a beautiful white head that leaves all kinds of sexy lacing. As soon as you crack the can you’re assaulted, in a pleasant way, with citrus, creamsicle hop aromas with a smattering of pine and whispers of grapefruit and sweet malt. The pine intensifies in the taste and mingles with the citrus and hints of fruitiness to coat your mouth in that tantalizing way that hops like to work. A nice delicate malt backbone of caramel, biscuit, and a slight sweetness back up the hops. The dry finish, smooth body, perfect carbonation and 6.5% abv make this a dangerous beer. One is not enough. This beer is GREAT.

There is a reason this beer has won best beer in BC three years on the trot. I also posted about some other love for this beer.

On tap at the Brewpub in Surrey it is known as Empire IPA.

Rating: Great
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.5%
Serving Temp: 8-12ºC
Website: Central City
BCL: BCL: 624197, 456517

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