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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Massively carbonated in the cans we’ve had. Hops are citrus/carrot. I’ve never seen carrot listed as a hop characteristic, but seriously when you make an orange/carrot juice with your juicer it tastes like this. Maybe If I drink enough of this I’ll get Jay Kordich eyebrows. Malt is a bit heavier than expected, without many "ringing" qualities, where the hops and malt echo back and forth in the good APAs. Finish is tangerine.

Good, but their ESB and IPA are so awesome that perhaps my expectations were too high.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
October 30, 2011 - Volo Cask Days 2011 - gravity cask. This is the "Citra" version of this, but I guess since this isn’t England or Québec it can’t be a separate rating. Lovely hazy orange pour with a smallish but lasting bright white frothy head. Aroma is ... yummm - total pungent fresh catty citra bitterness with framing sweet pineapple malt - fantastic. Taste is a bit maltier and more restrained - good, but more APA - some alcohol, good balance. Decent body, mild carbonation, a fairly quick finish - 15- because that aroma .... damn that was fine!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2012
a great 6 pack. Most was enjoyed int he can but had the last in a glass. Color is a hazy yellow tinged with orange with light bubbly head. Lots of carbonation rising up. Aroma is a nice grapefruit but also some tropical fruit. A little hardy malt under that. Taste is mostly mild refreshing and slight bitter.light body. Feels like a mix between an American and English pale ale. Makes sense for canadian brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4211) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
355ml can pours a pale golden amber color with a 2 finger white head that settles quite quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and caramel. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a surprisingly generous citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the tongue. I was quite stunned with the nice balance of flavors in this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14056) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
Tap @ Malone’s. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, peach, flowers, malt and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at The Alibi Room with the Vuong family while visiting Vancouver. Pours a clear amber with thick white lacing. Aroma is light hop, and pretty restrained overall. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of bitter hop, dry grapefruit and maybe some other dry citrus fruit. 7.3.7.3.15. 

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1743) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Refrigerated can from JoePeesie poured into a shaker. I think I shook the can because I made a mess on the counter. Pours beautiful light orange with big bright white head that dissapates quickly. Some lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and very light citrus aroma. Taste is citrus and light bitter finish. Very easy to drink, very refreshing, if this had a bit more taste it would go from good to great, but still a good outdoor summer time drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (985) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Lemon, mild grain, and floral aroma. Cloudy, golden copper, and thin white head. Lemon, cereal, and mild alcohol. Medium bitterness with dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Rating is for the Citra hopped version, how is this aliased? This is vastly better than the original version! Pours clear honey gold, thin white head, solid lacing. Nose is spicy juicy floral hops; apricots, clean malt, ginger. Flavours of spicy stonefruit, lots of tea and white peach. Great!!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1133) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at four seasons in Vancouver. Great hop flavour. Bit malty. Great carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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