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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Session IPA
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 (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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
googleimage83 (47) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a slightly amber gold, medium head with good retention. Aroma is green and a tad sweet: pine, grass, some malt. Taste is surprisingly malt forward - lots of caramel, nutty body, pine, leafy hops, and mineral in the finish; credit for managing this much flavour in a 4% package, but the malty profile feels a bit too "hefty" for a session. Carbonation is heavy, which I don’t mind. Not an instant purchase for me, but it’s solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (846) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
355ml can. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a large, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Sweet, fruity, floral aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, melon and caramel malt. Sweet, fruity flavour of caramel malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, biscuit, pine and grass with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Wow! The label says it all, big on flavour and light in alcohol. Totally crushable. An excellent SIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeZasada (313) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Can. Pours a very light amber with a moderate head. Lively carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma, notes of citrus. Taste: moderate flavouring and aromatic hops, notes of citrus, spruce, and a tad of earthiness. Some bitterness but not so much. Very light sweet malt undertone. LIght bodied. Finish is a grassy bitterness. This may be one of the best "light beers" ever! Well done, especially with the hop balance. I could drink this a lot!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2016
Can from the LCBO. Clear gold with a honey biscuit and fruity hop bouquet. Medium bodied and dry with a freshly milled malt and herbal and fruit hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (281) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours clear gold with a white head that leaves some lacing and fades but doesn’t disappear. Aroma is orange, mango and tropical fruits. Has a good juicy taste with a slight bitter kick. Very good beer,  I’ll definitely be drinking this again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (833) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Bière orangée presque cuivrée, plutôt limpide avec particules pouvant être assez grosses bien visibles, effervescence très élevée, et surmontée d’un col blanc cassé assez large, bien dense et mousseux, mais qui se réduit tout de même assez rapidement en laissant une certaine dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de houblon bien fruité (pêche, orange, fruit de la passion, ananas, mangue, cantaloup…) mais également assez herbacé (un peu gazon mais surtout herbes aromatiques, beaucoup de thé…) et un peu floral. Effluves également maltés de pain légèrement grillé, pâtisserie, sucre brut à tendance légère cassonade. Mais odeurs globalement un peu «pâteuse», pâte à pain, sirop au pêche… Par moment, les arômes houblonnés semblent prendre davantage le chemin des conifères… Nez correctement agréable, complexité adéquate, bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, breuvage surtout mousseux, plutôt mince au palais. Au goût, entrée maltée de pain légèrement grillé, pâtisserie qui manque un peu de cuisson (encore cette impression «pâteuse») et sucre brut qui semble étonnamment artificiel. C’est suivi d’un houblon à saveurs de fruits (pêche, orange, mangue, fruits de la passion, et autres fruits tropicaux…) et de thé, aux notes également un peu florales et de conifère. Amertume très légère en finale (surtout pour le style!), et impression globalement aqueuse en bouche. Goût ordinaire, complexité et intensité en bouche plutôt faible. Bière correcte, sans plus…

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with strong subtle activity. Frothy creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with super strong legs. Aromas of citrus hops, caramel, and a little piney. Flavors of lemon, orange, tropical fruits, pine, roasted grains, slight corn, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Nice fresh fruity taste with good balance between sweetness and sharpness. Smooth slick light body with perfect crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, ending fruity spicy hops and a roasted grains feel. Overall an excellent craft offering delicious flavors, good balance, and great freshness. Awesome summer session beer almost like drinking fresh lemonade with alcohol. Less flavorful than the regular Red Racer with an added grainy taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brettsky06 (175) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2016 Light yellow color with a finger of white head. Nice tropical fruit aromas. Flavour is light and fruity but tasty with some good hop character

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tricker (387) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Bière blonde de 4 % d’alcool. Elle possède un col mousseux au versement. Elle possède un bon goût fruité, tout comme un odorat fruité, comme de bonbons en poudre. Elle possède un goût de pamplemousse et/ou de fruit de la passion. Elle possède également une amertume en finale, restant en bouche. Très bonne !

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2016
473ml can. Golden pour, has a bisuity malt character that hurts its session ipa status, decent hop character but only a decent session ipa at best.


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