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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Session IPA
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (159) - - 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


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
TATE (304) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Can. Poured cloudy with a thick white head . This one was a single that May have been around a while and old. Faint fruity aroma. Mouthfeel was very fizzy. Some nice citrus flavor from the hops but pretty watered down. There are many other kinds of these session IPAs that are much better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2647) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
10 Oct 2014, can. yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet peaches and some mild pine hops. med body and mildly fizzy. stale lemon hop bitterness, mildly sweet, cereal malt. decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (378) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
So sessionable it hurts. The taste is so fine that it would be wrong to have six per sitting. Right? Gold, gold gold as can be with a fine white head, lace-o deluxo. It smells wonderful, floral, honey and light cereal but mostly sweet white grapefruit and some pineapple. A great light but punchy body doesn’t bog you down but is substantial enough to not feel like "girl-beer". Mama-mia me likee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (356) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Pretty amazing for a light beer. Pours light fizzy amber with a small head. Aroma is of pineapple, mango, citrus, and pine. Tastes of pineapple, honey, lemon, and pine. Has a medium body with a dry finish. Very refreshing and definitely a supreme session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3603) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Can w/ Red Betty I.S.A. labeling: Poured a golden copper clear with white lacing head. Aroma is light floral hops. Taste is a nice soft floral hops with wetness and malt finish. Drinkable session IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Can. Gold, really nice head. Nose is passionfruit type hops, pale malt. Flavour has more tropical fruit, very clean pale malt, golden ale type thing. I really liked this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Can as Red Betty from Bine & Vine. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is floral and light caramel. Med body, nearly. Flavor is lightly caramel, lightly bitter, and more floral than anything else. Might be a touch of citrus. Ok session IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Pale golden white head, thin. Clear, looks very light. Not a big aroma, but definitely smell some hops. Really light and really flavourful, a great representation of the original IPA! Too refreshing and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap @ Tap & Barrel - Coal Harbour. Pale golden pour with white foam. Really grapefruit rind and grass driven. Some floral, potpourri notes, too. Lots of cracker. This is bone friggin dry. High bitterness as well. Lots of pine, grass, and grapefruit rind. Dry, cracker malt character. Alright. Was hoping for more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (884) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Straw golden with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and lemon, light cracker malt. Pretty good, could drink many many.


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