tmalaher (29) - Calgary, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Transparent Amber color, not much foam. Nice bitterness, some hoppiness. Hard to beat.
beerplace (226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1375 11.12.2014 341mL Bottle from the CC/P49 Mystery Box. Bottle says Red Racer ESB. Pours a dark amber with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild toasted malt, hints of wildflowers. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character, but the breadiness of the malt is what makes this beer. Creamy mouthfeel Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink.
solidfunk (6741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light citrus and some good malt backbone. Pours red with good head and lacing. Light sweet malt finish. Good balance, and nice little beer. Tap at Barley Bros Stadium.
Scopey (11346) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can as ESB from Bishop’s Cellar, Halifax. It pours clear red-amber with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is juicy, piney, bitter-sweet, Victoria sponge cake, jammy and biscuit. The taste is bitter-sweet, piney, varnish, leafy, nuttiness, jammy, berry, peppery spice and cake with a dry, spiced finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not an ESB by any measure. Decent nonetheless.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with solid citrus hops notes. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some light residual sugar notes offset by some dominated citrus oriented hops notes. Boyd is light with good carbonation. Not really close to an Irish ale or and ESB considering the amount of hops in this beer but enjoyable nonetheless.
slowrunner77 (8987) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can: not a huge fan of this one. is it an esb or a red? not really similar in style. this comes across as a lightly hoppy red ale, but also a little dusty. not bad, but not impressed either.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yuck. I obviously got an extremely old bottle (labeled as ESB) because it literally poured out of the bottle as foam. Gross metallic taste. Willing to try a new rebranded bottle and re rate then.
kevinsenn (1851) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beertown, under the name "ESB". Surprising citrus aroma. Bready caramalt taste with bright floral and citrus hops. Good balance of bitter and sweet. Not really an ESB, but a nice "IRA".