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

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RATINGS: 155   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
Single can purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 02/05/2012. Colour: Light brown or even dark honey with medium-high foamy head. Nose: Lots and lots and lots of pink grapefruit, small traces of red liquorice. Not much else happening. Taste: Light sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. The grapefruit moves right from the nose to the mouth and again dominates. Clearly the Yakima hop influence has produced a one-hit wonder in terms profile but hey....I like grapefruit, don’t you? A touch of roasted malt comes out late in the finish. Very drinkable if not one-dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
12oz can 2/27/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-46° in Shaker-Pours a slightly hazy amber ish body with a huge off white head. Aroma of hops(citrus and pine). Taste of the same with a bit of malt and caramel on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
(Une courtoisie de papat444) Une petite mousse qui flotte sur une robe dorée. Un nez intéressant de houblons aux consonances tropicales. Des fleurs citronnées. Un parfum malté qui s’insère avec délicatesse. Un goût mal défini. Des houblons qui ne laissent que de très courtes flaveurs. Un caractère amérisant des cultivars qui est plus ou moins présent. Une bouche un peu mince. Un pétillement correct. Une texture légère. Une finale qui laisse quelques pointes amères fruitées et légèrement résineuses.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Canette gracieuseté de Patrick. Couleur classique dorée foncée avec une mousse blanche. Le nez est incroyable, les agrumes dominent avec du citron, mangue, beaucoup de mangue et des arômes fruités. La bouche a une structure décevante, elle est loin de la qualité de la bouche. Elle est mince et aqueuse. Dommage car c’était bien partit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2066) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, herbs, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, citrus hops, caramel, and fruit; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty tasty APA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber/light copper - or something like that with a slight white head. Nice firm citrus/floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is citrus/floral over some nicely roasted malt. Finish is firmly bitter. Just excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (941) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
This is a great pale ale. It’s almost like a toned down version of their IPA. Clear golden orange, with a light head that just sits on top. Resinous hops with lots of citrus. This would be a great crowd pleaser.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Can: Tightly packed collar of head; hazy orange hue. Crisp and light in body and flavor. Toasty malts with only a slight sweetness. Flowery bitterness. Snappy and refreshing with good balance. Not overly exciting but it’s a decent pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
Cask at Cask Days 2011. Citra hop version. Beer #1 of festival. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a small but lasting fizzy white head. Really nice big hoppy aroma, resiny and citrusy, lovely. Flavour has lots of resiny and citrusy hops, some citrus fruit and a nice long bitter finish -- pretty much just hops and I love it. Medium bodied. A great beer to start the day with, very enjoyable and a great Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bcBelgianbrew (85) - , British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Almost like a burnt orange in colour. Looks great. Like others have said, no malt in the flavour. Some terrific citrus notes, I pick up on some grapefruit. A nice head. A truly refreshing beer. Less bitter than the Red Racer’s IPA. Both accessible and enjoyable to the taste and palate. Makes the lager and white ale seem as vanilla as they are in the summer taster pack. Should come with a warning not to drink while riding a bicycle.


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