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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Clear golden pour, small white head. Dank, earthy, citrusy nose on this. Biscuity caramel sweetness on the flavor with earthy, herbal, dank hops and a little citrus. Pretty straightforward, but definitely one of the better pale ales I’ve had from Canada.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
(12oz can thanks to Nellie) clear medium yellow with a film of bubbles. Nose of clean citrus (oranges and mango), light grain. Taste of earth, cracker, oranges, cream, and yeast. Soft smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
(12oz can, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, florals, and herbal notes. Flavor of orange, caramel, and some bread with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy burnt orange color with two finger’s worth of rocky white head that leaves some great lacing. S: Mildly sweet citrus hops up front, mostly oranges, a light sweetness to the malt, and a fair amount of bread character. Pretty much what you expect from a pale ale. T: Maybe leaning a bit more toward the bread side of things with a slight sweetness of caramel. The hops are again mostly orange flavored with a bit of an earthy spice note in there as well. The bitterness is fairly mild. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Decent, but nothing to write home about. D: I think the IPA is probably a bit better. I liked this one a fair amount, and it works well as your standard pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
355ml can. Golden colour. Has a soapy white head that dies down quickly. Nose has some pine and orange peel citrus hops, rather soft aroma. Hoppy flavour, notes of pine and sharp grapefruit, some background malt sweetness. Finish is bitter with citrus lingering in the back of the throat. Medium body and carbonation. Decent APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
can thanks to thirdeye11. poured a light amber with a cream head. nose is clean and fresh hops. very easy on the palate, light fruity hops, and a clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
decent head, kinda malted in colour. Has a very malted lager like nose to it for me. some fig and some caramel. not very distincitve but fairly expressive at the same time. Almost vegetal as well. nice medium bodied brew with a fairly fast finish. not overly exiting but decent for its fairly low hopped style that it is.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (884) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
355ml can. Pours bright copper with an almost white head that leaves a decent little lace. The nose is dominated by notes of cereal grains with a little sugar and resiny hops hiding underneath. More cereal grain on the palate with a mild hop bitterness to the finish. I expected more after trying their IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Can courtesy of drabmuh from BA. Pours a slighlty hazy orange color with a nice 1 finger head of tiny tight packed white bubbles. Not nearly as aromatic as the IPA, the Pale Ale has some floral type notes along with malt. The taste on this is kind of a disappointment compared to the IPA as well, I mean what happened? This beer just kind of comes out flat as in the hop flavor is somewhat lost as is the malt backbone. Slight sweetness up front followed by minimal bitterness from the hops. Has an odd off taste as well. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, not the best example of an APA. I’d go with their IPA anytime though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
12 oz can at Bar Volo, served in a tulip. Pours clear golden with a tall, frothy white head. The head fades slowly to a thin cover. On the nose, aromas of straw, flowers, grass, resin and honey along with a little funk. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout, and this is balanced against a slight sweetness. The finish is average and hoppy. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent pale ale with a nice aroma of resiny, floral hops. The can was an initial turn-off, but it turned out to be a decent beer. 2010-08-21


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