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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


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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1960) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (414) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
October 30, 2011 - Volo Cask Days 2011 - gravity cask. This is the "Citra" version of this, but I guess since this isn’t England or Québec it can’t be a separate rating. Lovely hazy orange pour with a smallish but lasting bright white frothy head. Aroma is ... yummm - total pungent fresh catty citra bitterness with framing sweet pineapple malt - fantastic. Taste is a bit maltier and more restrained - good, but more APA - some alcohol, good balance. Decent body, mild carbonation, a fairly quick finish - 15- because that aroma .... damn that was fine!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Can. Pours amber. Tastes fruity malty and hoppy all rolled into an easy drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Great topaz colour under a fizzy white cap. Hoppy aroma has tropical fruit, melon and some dankness to it. The flavour has a good blast of hops that leave a slight lingering bitterness in the finish. Smooth across the palate with a good level of carbonation. Solid pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
(Draught) 6oz sample glass reviewed at the brewery. Its the SIGNAL LIGHT and not the LIGHT PALE ALE, okay? And its good for you... and it tastes swell. Medium, white foamy head with a sparkling light amber body. The head nicely webs to the glass. Nose is crisp and citrus with crystal malt. Sweaty salted. Very well hopped and toned with a mild lactic finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6668) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Can from Brewery Creek. Pale amber, clear and bright, huge foamy white head generating clingy lace. Fresh orange zest aroma. Sweet light malts and fresh citrusy hop character, medium bitterness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lando7 (5) - , British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008 does not count
This is an excellent pale ale, especially for a canned beer. Pleasant hops and citrusy taste without too much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
This is a nice canned pale ale. It is a very clear beer w/ a foamy head which clings to the glass tenaciously as it dissipates. This is a lighter bodied pale ale w/ a nice mix of citrus and earthy hop elements. The palate is light bodied but not at all thin or watery and overall this is a very well put together beer. I am begging to wish more brewers did something like this w/ their APAs. It seems like most are pushing them towards something like an IPA but I’m liking when they keep things a bit lighter and more session-able.


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