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

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RATINGS: 148   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3432) - 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 (6052) - 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 (84) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
Citra version: A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice citrusy hops, nice and smooth, biscuitty malts. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with smooth floral hops, citrusy, light catnip, very nice and smooth. Cask Days, Oct. 30 2011.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Cask Days 2011
Aroma citra hop character is very nicely shown. Medium plus hop feel with sugary bottom.
Appearance bright amber haze with medium rocky top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Clean ,straight crisp hop notes. Balanced with sweet base. Very drinkable stuff.
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2009 Total Score: 3.3
Can at Volo 355 ml
Appearance: bright amber presentation with mid top , some lace shown.
Nose: sweet malts with citric hop touch , good quality malt expose.
Flavor/Palate : lighter bodied but did not feel empty , soft caramel feel followed by fresh hop. Good as American Amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory sheen. Floral, cat spray, spicy hop aromas. medium bodied. Nice floral, spicy hop flavors on a honey biscuit malty base brew--good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
Cask days 2011. Incredible citrus aroma. Every citrus fruit under the sun. No malt to speak of, just the way i like it. Incredible hoppy finish, juicy, fruity, citrucy. Medium bitter finish, with an aftertaste that is incredible. Citra is an incredible hop.
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2009 Total Score: 3
nice golden amber pour, with a nice white head. Solid aroma of grass, hops, and some slight honey. The flavor is hoppy, but not overly hoppy. There is some nice malt notes, and more of the grass, with a lingering soft hoppy bitterness. Not outstanding, but a solid, quenching, tasty amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
cask Days 2011, sunset pour, lemon zest, Citrusy bitterness, light lemon pledge. A good start to a great day in Toronto, Real Nice pale ale

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
From cask at Volo Cask Days 2011. Pours slightly hazy golden with little white foamy head. Very strong hops aroma and slightly bitter, mostly sweet, citrus hoppy taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2516) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
[on tap at the Alibi room] Slightly toasty caramel/toffee aroma with butterscotch and pear accents. Clear amber under a lasting, flannel, off-white blanket. Toasty, slightly diacetyly flavour with toffee and spicy hops. Medium bitterness with slight nuts and bread crust and no pale ale character. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, quite a bit of nutty bitterness in the finish.


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