Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Session IPA
Surrey, Canada


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sulawang (774) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Visual: Pours clear pale light orange with a small head, mostly sticky lacing, very thin micro retention, lots of fast streams, suspended micro sediment. Nose: fruity clean grapefruit-mandarin orange-peach, background malt. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: crisp-half creamy/tingly-very thin mouthfeel Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) grapefruit, barley malt Finish: flavour cuts short, soft hopped finish. Summary: Definitely not your full-bodied ale; crisp and drinkable, but not much length for the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours an orangey-gold color with a copious foamy, white head. Nose is sweet malt and fragrant like tropical fruits. Taste is well-balanced with nice sweet maltiness and a good complement of citrus bitterness. Very nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Citrus and conifers are muddled by oily soft caramel candies in this serviceable but forgettable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty dark gold.
-The oily aroma is not quite butterscotchy, but there is a ghee-like component in there. As though there is an early stage of diacetyl.
-This is very much in the St.Ambroise mold for me.
-Hops could be much brighter throughout.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (273) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bright gold beer with a thick frothy light beige head. Hoppy nose of citrus pith, pine resin, and soap. Flavor is more of the same with fruity flavors such as mandarin orange, peach, and tangerine all counterbalancing a resinous bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4007) - - SEP 28, 2015
Clear gold. White grapefruit and tea aroma. Citrus and floral with bready malt. Crisp and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Lightly alefruity and lemony citrus taste and aromas, superb. Nice balanced palate, hood nudge of bittnerness to balance the sweetness and the quench factor. A winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
Canette de 473 ml. Production: 17 juillet 2015. Belle robe dorée avec une tête mousseuse très solide et éternellement blanche. Une dentelle complètement déroulée sur la paroi de mon verre. Au nez, malts caramels, biscuit aux herbes, fleurs de houblons et fruits pulpeux. Au goût, pamplemousse et autres saveurs exotiques, céréales douces, herbes longues, fleurs, grains pâles. En bouche, corps huileux et agréablement conformable. Une finale sèche comme il se doit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
So stinky you can smell it from a foot away. Sticky frothy white head with a golden, translucent body, and abundant bubbles. Sweaty clothes aroma, soapy at times, with hints of blueberry, followed by fruity citrus flavor and dank bitterness. Tons of character for 4%, Wins merit on ultra light status alone with ultra full flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flyguytruckguy (56) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
Nice moderate aroma of hops and yeast. Citrus, grapefruit/lemon/lime. Light yeasty dough. Large mostly lasting creamy white head with excellent lacing. Clear pour of medium yellow colour. Refreshing taste of light bitter sweet all the way from start to finish with a hint of saltiness on the finish. Light, dry crisp body with lively carbonation. Had this on tap at Chaisse in Vancouver with my nephew and loved it. Bought some more at the LCBO in Brockville Ontario.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
Can. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of musty basement, chives, and orange peel. Flavors start of with a decent amount of citric hops and grass, but quickly devolve into flat pale malt and mild caramel notes. Solid bitterness. Good initial hop punch, but got oddly malty later. Ok, but could be better.

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