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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Racer Classic Pale Ale is hand-crafted in small batches using Mariss Otter barley from England and hops from Washington’s Yakima valley. This big and bold pale ale has a citrusy aroma and a full, malty body, giving it a distinctive character that will inspire the beer connoisseur in all of us. A good choice paired with any favorite meal.

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malts
Hops: German Magnum, Citra
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 10


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Pale orange, decent head. Aroma is sweetish malts and a grapefruit citrus hop. Flavor matches, decent balance. Not much to say here, just sort of a standard APA. Nice that it is available in a can though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2010
Can. Nice caramel colored pour with white head. Light citrusy aroma, white grapes and something a bit metallic. Taste is malty, slightly fruity with just a bit of bitter hop presence. Palate is quite carbonated, overly so. Decent and refreshing, but don’t go out of your way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
What a beer. The IPA is better than this pale, but I was still blown away. Aroma of caramel malts, resinous hops with citrus notes. Huge mouthfeel with moderate carb. and amazing hop taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours Clear amber with a thick white head. Nice hoppy aroma cascade and other pacific north west hops. Nice mouth feel. Thick and rich this is a great pale ale. Perfect balance very fresh and hopy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2010
12 oz can pours a marigold yellow with a fine haze of head which leaves a thick lacing. Aroma is grassy and crisp with a follow up of sweet hay. Palate is simple - not complex. Little distinction in the front palate, with a strong middle of hops and a blossom-y finish. Follow up is a hoppy aftertaste. Not bad, middle-of-the-road beer that is drinkable with fun art on the can, but not necessarily one of the best of its style. Not the worst either though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
This one has very obvious hops presence. Nice head on pour, golden brown looking, very clear. not a lot of head. Very nice hop flavour that builds until it is just a little bitter and fades away cleanly. This is really more like a pale IPA. I like it!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2010
12 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a medium offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter citrus hops with some resin and chemical notes. The taste is pale bready malts with bitter citrus hops. Thin-medium bodied and just a touch watery. Not impressed at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2061) - USA - JUN 25, 2010
An atmosphere of good cheer prevails. Silly label on the can. There is a celebratory head of fluff on an orange-amber pour that sinks pretty quickly. Light orange peel aroma. This is a pretty smooth PA with a good dose of orange pith flavor - it makes for a tasty ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1906) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Hoppy grain aroma. Clear light golden color with a large white head. Mild bitter taste throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
12oz. Can: Aroma of fruit, hops, citrus, grass, light pine, nectarine, tangerine, and slight crystal malt. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of crystal malt, hops, grass, slight citrus, slight grain, light pine, and and hint of tropical fruit. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Crystal malt, grass, grain, and light hop finish is dry.


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