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Central City Red Racer India Style Red Ale (ESB)

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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Irish Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously called Red Racer ESB


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: caramel, grassy hops, tangerine. Taste: good carbonation, caramelized sugars, grapefruit. Finish: bittersweet, orange rind, resiny/dry finish. (canned 03/02/16, tasted 04/23/16)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brettsky06 (92) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Amber to dark red color. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is the same but has a very nice creamy mouthfeel, very good beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (505) - - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a large frothy beige head and has an amber coppery appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas earthy hops, hints of caramel and sweet malts. Flavours are also quite sweet and malty with lots of caramel malta and earthy resin hop notes. Has a bit of bitterness to it, not too much but just enough. Some sweetness on the palate to even things out. Quite flavourful and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
Can. Pours a deep copper almost red, off white head, small layers of lace. Nose is sweet and malty. Tastes bitter, a little caramel. A lot more hop presence than I’m used to for an ESB. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (998) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
Confusion abounds with this poorly defined & marketed beer. Formerly an ESB; now they call an Irish red (its neither). Assume they will reformat the style again next year. Decent ipa style hop bitterness, with a malt forward edge. Hints of pepper, grain seems like rye, the hops are leafy & somewhat sticky. Strong mineral presence. Enjoyable, if not a bit too thick in the finish. It’s ok but may as well just have their regular ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (593) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
Pour is a beautiful copper colour with a persistent tan cap that leaves some nice lace. Fruity/toasty malt with some grassy hops. Toastiness really comes through in the taste, and helps put this a small notch about a standard amber. Light mineral taste, like bitterness on the finish. Simple and easy-drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
473 ml can from LCBO, served quite cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a fair reddish-tan head. Aroma: Earthy and lightly fruity (berries) malt, a bit of toffee/caramel, fairly bright citrus hops, a bit peppery and resinous, kinda floral, dark bread crust veering on rye bread crust, faint booze. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate-ish bitterness. Flav.: Fairly pungent citrus hops with lighter peppery/resinous notes, crunch yet dry malt with big bread crust and a hint of berries/toffee, lightly earthy; dry with fairly big bitterness and a citrusy, peppery, bread crust malt finish.

Nice stuff. An “Irish Ale”? C’mon.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tmalaher (93) - Calgary, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
Transparent Amber color, not much foam. Nice bitterness, some hoppiness. Hard to beat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Can 0.5L bought in BC liquor store. Pours a hazy dark amber. Aroma is hoppy, flowers, grassy, caramel. Taste is hoppy bitterness (piney, grass). Hoppy bitterness, roasted malt, notes of bread and tropical fruits in aftertaste. Very good, especially taking into account the cheap price.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Aroma - medley of citrus hops, floral, and resin hops. Lemon and pineapple close to the outer skin. Appearance - body is mahogany in color, slight haze. The head is off-white, 2". Very foamy, and settles slowly. Some lacing. Taste - rich caramel malt, with Pacific Northwest hops of the citrus, floral, and resin variety. Citrus quality has a mix of lemon, less grapefruit, and just a dash of pineapple. Palate - medium body, not oily, average carbonation, and medium length bitter.


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