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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Session IPA
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mosaic hops lend to this light and fruity ale with a good bitterness and malt balance, coupled with refreshing hop aromatics. This session ale is bit on flavour and light in alcohol.

Canada pale ale malt, Munich malt, Caravienne malt, Mosaic hops; ABV 4%; IBU 40; SRM 8

On February 4th, 2014 we launched our new ISA India Session Ale at a mystery beer launch event. The event was held at Darbys Pub in Vancouver and featured an expert panel consisting of Certified Cicerone and Beer Educator Chester Cary, author of Craft Beer Revolution Joe Wiebe, and Dustan Sept of Norco Bicycles & BeerMeBC.com. Along with a room full of Central City fans the lads blind tasted the latest Red Racer release. To find out what they thought check out the video on our brand new RedRacerBeer.com!

Editors note: Alcohol on the cans says 4%, but reports from the brewpub tend to have a lower number.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, - JAN 24, 2014
Pours light amber, little head. Smell is apricot, tangerine, cut grass. Taste is a peculiar blend of hops mixed with malt sweetness. Too sweet. Floral, herbal taste. Bit too medicinal of a taste for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1921) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Can: Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Malty with mild hop aroma. Slight bitter hop trailer. Not bad but not good either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2016
Can from an LCBO in Toronto Canada. Pours a clear copper color. Thick soapy head. Refreshing and Mild aroma of malt and exotic fruits. Taste is refreshing, malty, bitter hops. All very mild or low. Typical for a session ipa. Malty and bitter hops finish. Good session IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours gold with a white head. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is citrus and floral hops. Light bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
googleimage83 (89) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a slightly amber gold, medium head with good retention. Aroma is green and a tad sweet: pine, grass, some malt. Taste is surprisingly malt forward - lots of caramel, nutty body, pine, leafy hops, and mineral in the finish; credit for managing this much flavour in a 4% package, but the malty profile feels a bit too "hefty" for a session. Carbonation is heavy, which I dont mind. Not an instant purchase for me, but its solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (977) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
355ml can. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a large, frothy, long lasting, white head that laces nicely. Sweet, fruity, floral aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, melon and caramel malt. Sweet, fruity flavour of caramel malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, biscuit, pine and grass with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Wow! The label says it all, big on flavour and light in alcohol. Totally crushable. An excellent SIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeZasada (315) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Can. Pours a very light amber with a moderate head. Lively carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma, notes of citrus. Taste: moderate flavouring and aromatic hops, notes of citrus, spruce, and a tad of earthiness. Some bitterness but not so much. Very light sweet malt undertone. LIght bodied. Finish is a grassy bitterness. This may be one of the best "light beers" ever! Well done, especially with the hop balance. I could drink this a lot!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2016
Can from the LCBO. Clear gold with a honey biscuit and fruity hop bouquet. Medium bodied and dry with a freshly milled malt and herbal and fruit hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (384) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours clear gold with a white head that leaves some lacing and fades but doesnt disappear. Aroma is orange, mango and tropical fruits. Has a good juicy taste with a slight bitter kick. Very good beer, Ill definitely be drinking this again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (887) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Bire orange presque cuivre, plutt limpide avec particules pouvant tre assez grosses bien visibles, effervescence trs leve, et surmonte dun col blanc cass assez large, bien dense et mousseux, mais qui se rduit tout de mme assez rapidement en laissant une certaine dentelle sur les parois du verre. Armes de houblon bien fruit (pche, orange, fruit de la passion, ananas, mangue, cantaloup) mais galement assez herbac (un peu gazon mais surtout herbes aromatiques, beaucoup de th) et un peu floral. Effluves galement malts de pain lgrement grill, ptisserie, sucre brut tendance lgre cassonade. Mais odeurs globalement un peu pteuse, pte pain, sirop au pche Par moment, les armes houblonns semblent prendre davantage le chemin des conifres Nez correctement agrable, complexit adquate, bonne intensit. En bouche, ptillement moyen sur la langue, breuvage surtout mousseux, plutt mince au palais. Au got, entre malte de pain lgrement grill, ptisserie qui manque un peu de cuisson (encore cette impression pteuse) et sucre brut qui semble tonnamment artificiel. Cest suivi dun houblon saveurs de fruits (pche, orange, mangue, fruits de la passion, et autres fruits tropicaux) et de th, aux notes galement un peu florales et de conifre. Amertume trs lgre en finale (surtout pour le style!), et impression globalement aqueuse en bouche. Got ordinaire, complexit et intensit en bouche plutt faible. Bire correcte, sans plus

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (550) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with strong subtle activity. Frothy creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with super strong legs. Aromas of citrus hops, caramel, and a little piney. Flavors of lemon, orange, tropical fruits, pine, roasted grains, slight corn, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Nice fresh fruity taste with good balance between sweetness and sharpness. Smooth slick light body with perfect crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, ending fruity spicy hops and a roasted grains feel. Overall an excellent craft offering delicious flavors, good balance, and great freshness. Awesome summer session beer almost like drinking fresh lemonade with alcohol. Less flavorful than the regular Red Racer with an added grainy taste.


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