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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 [2723-20100123] 355mL can. Light twiggy hops aroma with mildly musty grains. Clear, medium orange body with a big creamy off-white head. Light bitter hops flavour has a long-lasting bitter citrus peel aftertaste. Medium body. Nice drinkable, hoppy and good. (6/4/7/3/13) 3.3
(From Volo; Toronto, ON)

[5482B-20130609] Can. Orange hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter pine hops flavour has a nice grainy base. Medium body. Very tasty, lovely on the balcony. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2862) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
355ML Can. Pours a gorgeous orange in the glass. Picture perfect! Fruity aromas of grapefruit and pine. Citrus and pineapple fruit flavors up front with a slight hop finish that leaves me wanting more. Brilliant pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Nose of floral hops, nice moderately sweet malts, a hint of caramel, light citrus. Pours orange golden with a fairly nice frothy head. THe flavor is moderately sweet pale malts, caramel, floral and citrus hops in the finish. Nicely balanced between sweetness and hoppy. Very drinkable. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
Cask at Cask Days 2011. Citra hop version. Beer #1 of festival. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a small but lasting fizzy white head. Really nice big hoppy aroma, resiny and citrusy, lovely. Flavour has lots of resiny and citrusy hops, some citrus fruit and a nice long bitter finish -- pretty much just hops and I love it. Medium bodied. A great beer to start the day with, very enjoyable and a great Pale Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2172) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
355ml can from the red racer summer mixed pack purchased at the LCBO. deep golden with a lasting off white head. nice hoppy nose with firm malt structure supporting. the flavour is lacking punch but is well constructed and balanced. nice session pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1296) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
This is a great basic pale ale! Nose is tropical fruit with some pine. Arômes are médium fruity, some biscuit, lots of pine. Tastes are light sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Long lasting dry aftertaste. Body is light-medium with lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Can. Light amber colour with white foamy head. Peachy, tangerine aroma with some maltiness. Light body, fruity flavour with some dryness. Lemony citrus and a bitter finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2276) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
Part of their mixed 6-pack, summer sampler 2013 at the LCBO. The first time I had this pack, I thought this was their IPA, which I already had and had the same colour of can. After chugging them, I had to buy this pack again - which is no problem, as these are pretty good. Pours a golden-amber colour with a big frothy warm cap, great retention and foamy lace. Not completely filtered with tiny particles everywhere. Great citrus aromas of oranges, grapefruits and then, other tropical fruits. The hop is the main thing in the taste as well, just covering the grainy malt. Mildly dry finish, so a normal Pale Ale, but has everything needed here. Goes down very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
A fantastic pale ale. Big citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors that are supported nicely by a malty caramel driven backbone. Great stuff.


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