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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Can courtesy of drabmuh from BA. Pours a slighlty hazy orange color with a nice 1 finger head of tiny tight packed white bubbles. Not nearly as aromatic as the IPA, the Pale Ale has some floral type notes along with malt. The taste on this is kind of a disappointment compared to the IPA as well, I mean what happened? This beer just kind of comes out flat as in the hop flavor is somewhat lost as is the malt backbone. Slight sweetness up front followed by minimal bitterness from the hops. Has an odd off taste as well. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, not the best example of an APA. I’d go with their IPA anytime though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
12 oz can at Bar Volo, served in a tulip. Pours clear golden with a tall, frothy white head. The head fades slowly to a thin cover. On the nose, aromas of straw, flowers, grass, resin and honey along with a little funk. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout, and this is balanced against a slight sweetness. The finish is average and hoppy. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent pale ale with a nice aroma of resiny, floral hops. The can was an initial turn-off, but it turned out to be a decent beer. 2010-08-21

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2010
(Can from Rum Runner) Pours light amber with three fingers of foamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh, sweet and fruity, with hints of caramel and pine. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, light bodied, some light pebbliness. Lots of foamy patches of lacing. Flavor of mild, sweet fruit and caramel with bitterness building on the back end leading to a medium-mild bitter bite in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
355 ml can from Premier Wine & Spirits (Halifax). Pours a clear orange colour with small-medium sized white head. Citrus hops and crystal malt aroma. Similar taste although hops really dominate. Light-medium body. Moderate, slightly spicy bitterness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3567) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (4633) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2226) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

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