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

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
My first beer from this company - a solid if fairly basic pale ale. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with an enormous soapy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and a bit spicy with notes of floral, herbal and piney hops. The flavor was dryish, tart and bitter with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, perfume and lemon. The finish was long, tangy, bitter and had lingering mixed hops. Medium body. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16455) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Can. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish wit hints of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
355ML Can. Pours a gorgeous orange in the glass. Picture perfect! Fruity aromas of grapefruit and pine. Citrus and pineapple fruit flavors up front with a slight hop finish that leaves me wanting more. Brilliant pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1825) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
35.5 cl can, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Spiced honey aroma. Sweet with a background of warm pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Very pleasant surprise. Found this at a little cafe in downtown Victoria. Hot day, a sandwich outside, and this little gem with lots of citrus and pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Almost a 12 oz can. Poured orange, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruity piney and citrus together with pineapple hoppyness, faint caramel. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish fruity flavor, citrus and piney hoppyness, faint caramel. Finish is average, malty and dryish, citrus and piney hoppyness. Nice dryish and well hopped pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
This is a nice canned pale ale. It is a very clear beer w/ a foamy head which clings to the glass tenaciously as it dissipates. This is a lighter bodied pale ale w/ a nice mix of citrus and earthy hop elements. The palate is light bodied but not at all thin or watery and overall this is a very well put together beer. I am begging to wish more brewers did something like this w/ their APAs. It seems like most are pushing them towards something like an IPA but I’m liking when they keep things a bit lighter and more session-able.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Can from Rodney Kibzey at Longshot judging tasting. Pours a pleasing copper with a sticky head. Nose is on the piney side with caramel malts coming through. Faint citrus peel as well. Taste has a bracing bitterness that gets muddled with the malt profile. Not a huge fan of crystal malt and this seems to reinforce that idea. Not a bad beer, just nothing really that great. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
On tap at Central City Brew Pub. Pours a clear, very pale yellow. Aroma of floral hops, biscuit, toasted malt. Flavour of citrus, toasted malts. Quite a bitter aftertaste, but less of a hop taste than expected.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 **June 19, 2011**
Man, this sucks even more than it did the last time I had it. With this old apple aroma and a flavour that doesn’t match up with any style what so ever this pale is a total failure. The only way now for this to get any worth will be to find it on tap so it can finally prove its worth.

No lights in the room so I’ll go on the remaining thin streaming beam of daylight to get me going. Thin crown that doesn’t last. Game 2 of the Lightning/Bruins Conferance FInal. Rene Rancourt or whatever the hell his name is not exactly crushing the anthem. He does look exactly like one of the many incarnations of Eric Idle on the original Monty Python series. YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!&# 13 SECONDS IN!!!! 1-0 TB. Sure hoping gets the Stanley Cup ring that he got robbed out of in 2006 with the Oilers. The aroma is pretty plain compared to what I thought it would be. Red apple, light grains, floral, caramel, fake peach candy sweetness, maybe some bubble gum... maybe. Lots of stuff there - more than I thought. Mellow and soft on the nose. The taste is decent with good sweetness and mellow bitterness. Grain, soft caramel, peach, faint pine, bit of sweat. Medium light bodied, soft finish with a bit of astringency. High hopes equals low marks.


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