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Central City Red Racer ISA

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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Session IPA
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (363) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Almost clear golden with a white head. Lovely hoppy aroma dominated by tropical fruits and citrus. Lightly sweet with lovely hops and a light malty background. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Another lovely low alcohol hoppy beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (247) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with a bit of red tint to it. Small white carbonated head. Grapefruit citrus hop nose, there is also some mango and tangerine. Sweet fruit taste with a small hop finish. Medium body Quite good and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LarryBeast (491) - - JUL 24, 2014
355ml can. Smells great, but tastes like oily, resiny Mosaic hops and meaty malt. Not a fan at all. I’ll happily stick with their regular IPA instead.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bcBelgianbrew (84) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
The grapefruit came through strongest for me. Not overly bitter. Citrus fruit. Nice session ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a copper color with visible carbonation. Aroma of tangerine, grain, and grass. Tangerine flavor with grapefruit, and grain. Nice summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Can. Called Red Betty ISA here in the USA. Pours clear copper gold with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit citrus, some tangerine, some grass, white bread. Light malt backbone and fruity tangerine and grapefruit hop. Very mild grassy bitterness at the finish. A little thin, but that’s expected at this abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
355 ml can, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Hazy deep gold. Intense citrus grapefruit aroma. Some cereal grain. Sharp, hoppy that mellows and lingers. Long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Can - Pink grapefruit. Cloudy orange. Sweet grapefruit and a balanced bitterness. Light and flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Poured from a can, dated May 20, 2014. Bright golden amber pour, frothy head dying to a good blanket. Tropical fruit, hops, sweet malts, bready, a little grassy aromas. A nice, fruity, resiny hop bitterness, backed up by a nice biscuity, sweet malt. Average carbonation, light bodied, good bitterness leading to a drying finish. One of the better ’session’ ales out there. Nothing is really sacrificed to create a relatively low alcohol beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white ring. Aroma is low floral and light citrus hop with cereal malts. Taste is light grassy malt and light floral and citrus hop with a pronounced bitterness. I was expecting more hop flavouring out of this.


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