Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Session IPA
Surrey, Canada


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Mosaic hops lend to this light and fruity ale with a good bitterness and malt balance, coupled with refreshing hop aromatics. This session ale is bit on flavour and light in alcohol.

Canada pale ale malt, Munich malt, Caravienne malt, Mosaic hops; ABV 4%; IBU 40; SRM 8

On February 4th, 2014 we launched our new ISA – India Session Ale at a “mystery beer” launch event. The event was held at Darby’s Pub in Vancouver and featured an expert panel consisting of Certified Cicerone and Beer Educator Chester Cary, author of Craft Beer Revolution Joe Wiebe, and Dustan Sept of Norco Bicycles & BeerMeBC.com. Along with a room full of Central City fans the lads blind tasted the latest Red Racer release. To find out what they thought check out the video on our brand new RedRacerBeer.com!

Editor’s note: Alcohol on the cans says 4%, but reports from the brewpub tend to have a lower number.

Alanthebeerguy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, - JAN 24, 2014
Pours light amber, little head. Smell is apricot, tangerine, cut grass. Taste is a peculiar blend of hops mixed with malt sweetness. Too sweet. Floral, herbal taste. Bit too medicinal of a taste for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7522) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
12 ounce CaN, from canada .. . mild red malts, treated wood, and dried grass .. . mouth is decent, mild finish .. . good to open a tasting with .. . . One oxen has drowned. You lost 50 ammunition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (569) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Can from sobeys. Amber color with a foamy head. Date stamp on bottom of can says April 2015 for production. Aromas of mild pine and citrus. Taste is very mild. Some pine and some fruitiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle from Ferris - pours gold white head - nose/taste of green onion, citrus, caramel toasted malt - lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez ANBL (Tracadie, N-B) au coût de 3,55$. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pêche. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel et de fruits tropicaux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #6616)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm_Shadow (120) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
My go to summer day drinking beer down at the lake. Real light but noticeable hops and citrus flavour. Best light IPA imo. Only 4%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reeko (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a pale orange with a very thin white head. Moderatley carbonated. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste of pine and mildy fruity. Good amount of bitterness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (839) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Visual: Pours clear pale light orange with a small head, mostly sticky lacing, very thin micro retention, lots of fast streams, suspended micro sediment. Nose: fruity clean grapefruit-mandarin orange-peach, background malt. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: crisp-half creamy/tingly-very thin mouthfeel Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) grapefruit, barley malt Finish: flavour cuts short, soft hopped finish. Summary: Definitely not your full-bodied ale; crisp and drinkable, but not much length for the flavour. [December 5, 2015 re-tasting] Nose: perfume-like fruity tangerine citrus oils (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: slick-crisp Mid-palate: creamy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) tangerine, sweet barley malt Finish: malty, soft grapefruit bitter hopped finish. Summary: I’m liking the citrus aromas this time around, but still not full-bodied enough to be called great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1014) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours an orangey-gold color with a copious foamy, white head. Nose is sweet malt and fragrant like tropical fruits. Taste is well-balanced with nice sweet maltiness and a good complement of citrus bitterness. Very nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Citrus and conifers are muddled by oily soft caramel candies in this serviceable but forgettable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty dark gold.
-The oily aroma is not quite butterscotchy, but there is a ghee-like component in there. As though there is an early stage of diacetyl.
-This is very much in the St.Ambroise mold for me.
-Hops could be much brighter throughout.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (294) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bright gold beer with a thick frothy light beige head. Hoppy nose of citrus pith, pine resin, and soap. Flavor is more of the same with fruity flavors such as mandarin orange, peach, and tangerine all counterbalancing a resinous bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.

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