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Central City Red Racer India Style Red Ale

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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MunBro (684) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1352) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
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".

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (691) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Visual: Pours cloudy light root beer brown with minimal head, a thin layer of fine retention, several streams of varied speeds. Nose: bright grapefruit hops with some metallic muskiness, hints of jasmine (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: immediate bitter hop assault, crisp fizzy-tingly mouthfeel Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee malts, citrus hops, tangerine-grapefruit peel, Finish: lingering biting hopped bitterness, burpy, dry finish. Summary: To me this is like a less fruity-more malty drier IPA, but still very bitter. Not 100% my style of beer but decent nonetheless. The nose is great.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Attackinblack (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
500ml can in to a pint glass. Nice red, leaning on the copper side. Mellow head, not over carbonated. Smells like a mix of caramel and piney hop. Tastes like it smells but better. Hop hit first and smooth caramel malt wash almost instantaneously. Like that balance. Lovely. Nobody talks about this stuff on this site but I paid less than $2.50 for this beer in BC. Thatís robbery for this beaut of a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Can into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a little cap of off white head. Aroma is slightly fruity hops. Taste is a little malty with nice hop flavour. Good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6238) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2015
16 oz can to half-pint glass (thanks cards04). Looks good; a slightly hazy amberish brown with very light caramel head. Smells solid; bittersweet from the hops and malt along with some toastiness. Tastes like it smells with some tropical fruit, caramel, and a touch of pine as well. Pleasant on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Iím normally not a fan of IRAs, but this works nicely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GraffitiVandal (100) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
ENG: Can poured into a glass. Color is amber-reddish with nice tan colored foam. Aroma is a bit pine, a bit citrus with caramel malt. Taste is caramel-malty plus hoppy-bitter but not overwhelmed. Very balanced. Overall itís a tasty easy-drinkable beer. Kind of surprise that a beer from a can could be also great in taste. /////~//////////////////////////////////////////// PL: Puszka przelana do szkła. Kolor ciemno bursztynowy, czerwonawy z łądną gęstą jasną pianą. Aromat karmelowy, lekko sosnowy i cytrusowy. W smaku głůwnie karmelowo-słodowy z domieszką chmielowej goryczki, ale nie jest nią przeładowany. Dość zbalansowane - lekkie pijalne piwo. Bardzo dobre jak na piwo z puszki.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Not much head great but great lacing. Taste is of pine hops and malt sweetness. Has just the right amount of bitterness at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2637) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours a foggy brown with a small off white top. Aroma is pine and grapefruit hops and caramel malt. Taste is more pale ale than esb but itís fantastic, great maltiness coupled with a smooth grapefruit and pine hop. Wish this was available locally.


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