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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
12 oz. Can. Pours a bright, clear orange with thin white head, lots of rising bubbles. Aroma of pine, citrus, light grapefruit with sugary malts. Some caramel. Flavor of bright citrys hops, very light malt sweetness. Seems very similar to Sierra Nevada Pale. Although, I feel like this has a more significant malt presence and perhaps a slightly more subdued hop presence. Medium bodied. Finishes on a bitter hop note. A fine pale ale, but nothing out of the ordinary.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
Light bright honey brown sad head produced during pour that disappeared to a bubble ring very quickly. Stinky stinky malt kind of like a Carmel apple left behind your couch for a couple of months……. But not really that bad, and the normal Red Racer tomahawk hops are the most aggressive sent there is as always. Taste is watery and bitter. Has a leathery wood taste in the malts that almost go earthy but not really and of course west coast sweet peachy hops as the most potent flavor. Meh, even though this taste almost exactly like every other brew they make what really annoys me it’s still pretty good, but for some reason my least favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Can. Mild hop aroma - citrus is present. Gold color, a little cloudy, medium carbonation. Good pale ale bitterness and enough flavor for a pale. Strong finish that lasts. All around solid pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
12oz can from Julio’s
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small foamy and creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Grainy with light floral hops. Quite malty. Light honey.
Taste : Malty with light floral hops. A little bit citrusy. Finish is a bit grainy with malt and light floral hops. Light honey in finish.
Overall : I was expecting something a bit more hoppy. I don’t really like the light grainy notes. Taste has nice fruity notes with enjoyable light hops aroma but it’s a bit too weak. Finish is enjoyable. Still I’m a bit disappointed. I expected so much more seeing how awesome is their IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (409) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Can sample- pours a cloudy pale straw yellow. Frothy head, minor soapy lacing. Nose- grapefruit pith, some malt sweetness. Taste- citrus (candied oranges), grapefruit, marmalade with a bready malt backbone. Crisp carbonation and nice body. Very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Canned sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are predominantly floral, backed by hoppy elements of mango and orange marmalade. Flavours are a mix of dry biscuity malts, sharp tropical fruits, faint caramel and a herbal/black pepper finish. Light bodied, hoppy, firm bitterness, and quite refreshing. Cleaner than the IPA, which I like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
Decent clear dark gold body with a modest pillow of thick head on top. Soft aroma of lemony malts and plenty of hops. Flavour is a bit of bready malt followed by a modestly hoppy finish. Good dry palate. Well done and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy dark golden orange color with golden yellowish banana like hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic rings and spots of soapy lacing left behind. Toasty malt aroma with hints of caramel and toffee along with a pleasant earthy and sweet citrus hop presence. I’m picking up pine needle as well as some pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel. The hop notes are there but the English barley/malt notes dominate here. Medium bodied and much more hop forward than the aroma suggest. There is a good amount of bitterness with hints of earthy pine needle but this is balanced by slight sweet citrus and the malt backbone. Dry throughout and only slightly sweet with hints of grapefruit and lemon peel. The malt backbone provides balance but is a tad too strong for my liking. Dry finish. Overall this beer is very well balanced, flavorful and pretty quaffable. One of the better examples of an APA(if you like them hoppy).

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeZasada (282) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Can. Pours a golden yellow with a thin but lasting white head. Mild grassy aroma. Tastes of light malts and some grassy hops. Slight citrus notes in the bitterness. Finishes grassy. Not really bitter enough to be an APA, more of an English pale ale. Still good though...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 A - Bready and citrus A - Light gold with thin white head A - Sweet citrus with a nice controlled, hoppy, bitter finish P - A touch watery, with soft carbonation O - A great offering. A North American pale ale with additude, you got to love it.


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