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

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RATINGS: 147   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


4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Coogie (4) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2009 does not count
Wonderful. Well-balanced, sweetish without being malty. I asked the man (large beer belly) which BC beer was closed to Sierra Nevada. "Never heard of it," quoth he. Well, that concerned me some, but I described it, and this is what he recommended. He was right. In fact...it may even give SV a run for its money.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
Kept checking the label to see if this wasn’t an IPA, it was that good. Nice amber colour, a mild aroma, and a great taste of hops and malt. Easy drinking mouthfeel with a bit of sweetness at the finish. A natural session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
from notes at Cask Days 2011. Nice cloudy ochre colour w. very slight foamy head. Aroma is noticeable sweet and piney hop bitters. Flavours are sweet and hoppy. Citra resiny bitters stand out. Nice balanced lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (321) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: lightly perfumy hoppy and somewhat metallic. Appearance: huge, rocky, off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and fully lasting longevity. Hazy, light-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet, citrusy initial flavor and lightly bitter finish with average duration Palate: light bodied with watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very good. I’d be happy to drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 Many, many samples since 2004 - didn’t realize I had given it this low a rating initially at the brewpub. Deep amber pour with a very sticky white head. The nose is awesome. Pure pine and grapefruit with a lot of malt through the backbone. Not sweet but has a definite grainy malt character. Assertive bitterness (really - this is smack in the middle of IPA territory) and a nice refreshing finish. It is a very solid canned pale ale. Worth seeking. Decent head falling back to thin lace. Faint copper colour, aromatic piny smell. Some caramel maltiness. Not enough bittering hops although the hop flavour was decent, if a little too faint. Good, but could be much better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
From cask at Volo Cask Days 2011. Pours slightly hazy golden with little white foamy head. Very strong hops aroma and slightly bitter, mostly sweet, citrus hoppy taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3086) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
Cask days 2011. Incredible citrus aroma. Every citrus fruit under the sun. No malt to speak of, just the way i like it. Incredible hoppy finish, juicy, fruity, citrucy. Medium bitter finish, with an aftertaste that is incredible. Citra is an incredible hop.
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2009 Total Score: 3
nice golden amber pour, with a nice white head. Solid aroma of grass, hops, and some slight honey. The flavor is hoppy, but not overly hoppy. There is some nice malt notes, and more of the grass, with a lingering soft hoppy bitterness. Not outstanding, but a solid, quenching, tasty amber ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
How is it possible I haven’t rated this yet? Strong malts balance the floral and tangerine hop notes in the aroma. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a decent, fine-bubbled white head that recedes to cover with great lacing. Thick sweet caramel malts are offset by medium bitterness but this definitely a malty pale ale. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Enjoyed on tap at Alibi Room.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Rating is for the Citra hopped version, how is this aliased? This is vastly better than the original version! Pours clear honey gold, thin white head, solid lacing. Nose is spicy juicy floral hops; apricots, clean malt, ginger. Flavours of spicy stonefruit, lots of tea and white peach. Great!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1251) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Bière orangée présentant une bonne couche de mousse ; semble mi-mince. En nez, malts sucrés, poires, et un peu d’ananas. Les saveurs s’apparentent aussi à ces descriptifs, variant des fruits tropicaux à une petite amertume herbacée en finale, le tout surfant sur des malts qui viennent arrondir joliment le liquide. Une APA "by the book" mais qui réussit à tous les points de vue, savoureuse mais totalement "sessionnable" à la fois.


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