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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Picked up this can at Julio’s. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pours a very clear light copper color with a good white head. Nice bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light bread and caramel without too much in the way of balancing hops This does remind me a bit of baby Red Racer IPA, so it makes sense. Flavor adds some more hops with a bit of floral and citrus notes plus some bread crust. Feel is fairly bitter with a medium body. Drinks pretty well, but not nearly as good as the IPA. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 03-15-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1188) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
Slightly floral and citrusy, medium malty body... a decent pale. Not my favorite from Central City.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3280) - 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 (1196) - 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 (1465) - 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 (2114) - 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 (413) - 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 (1949) - 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.


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