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

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Bottled at pre-RBJG festivities in Kyoto. Hazy golden, minimal head. Perfumy apricot aroma. Mid-dry with clean, yet chewy crystal malt-like profile. Inviting, but a little sterile until orangey hops brings it to life. Finishes with medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012
2012-08-08, draught at the brewpub, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Amber color. The aroma is simple, but the malt and toffee flavor is good, well balanced, with a nice bitterness level; the hop provides some resiny and fruity touch, more evident in the long final.
Pleasant Ale.

2012-08-07, cask at Alibi Room, as Red Racer Double Hopped Citra Pale Ale, 7-4-7-4-15=38
Amber color. Mild hoppy aroma, nice but not Citra-like, some sweat, lemon peel. Good malt flavor, lean, with pleasant balanced hopping, strong resins, hints of creamy Citra. A bit astringent in the end.
Very pleasant.

2008-07-21, draught at the brewpub, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Golden color. Light but nice hop aroma. It has a pleasant caramel and hop flavor, not complex but drinkable. Strong bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
Tap @ Malone’s. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, peach, flowers, malt and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Light amber colour and dead flat. It’s on cask, so it probably looks just fine in other formats. Toasty, woody anisey aroma. Balanced flavour - some great slightly pearlike estery notes along with well-extracted caramel malts and a subtle, earthy hop character. I could do a sixer of this.

Earlier Rating: 12/24/2004 Total Score: 2.9
Light copper colour. Aroma is mainly limey, with a hint of grapefruit. Body is a little thin. Flavour leans towards sweet lime. Slightly bitter - less hopped than the Red, but there’s a lot less malt so it shows a bit more. Finish is dry, light. Re-sampled showed this beer as clean, with better malt character. Still light, but I may have underestimated the craftsmanship previously.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11638) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2010
12oz can. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light lime. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread/caramel, light lime. Light-medium body. Perfectly decent APA, in a generic sort of way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11554) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11522) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber/light copper - or something like that with a slight white head. Nice firm citrus/floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is citrus/floral over some nicely roasted malt. Finish is firmly bitter. Just excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Classic Pale Ale
Date: September 06, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, light floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor balanced by a good dose of hops and bitterness, long lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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