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

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RATINGS: 153   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 Darby’s 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!

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

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Tessic (1176) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
This saison poured a medium amber colour with a bright white head. Scents include cream, ripe fruit and a little tea. First swig was smooth with flavours of grass, tea and cereal. Finish was quite hoppy with the tea/cream flavour lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
BreWedge (546) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
473 ml can. Pours a golden yellow with a pillowy white head and a slight suspension. Aromas are mild pine and plenty of tropical esters. Tastes are reflective of aroma but strength is inversed with the pine being more assertive. Fairly assertive hop bitterness as well. Light body, somewhat creamy, long astringent bite. This beer may be low on abv but it packs a hoppy wallop. Probably not a what I’d call a session beer just because my palate would tire of the astringency pretty quickly.

2.9
pinkzambia (2051) - 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
Karol (932) - 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
hayduke (5601) - 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
googleimage83 (168) - 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 don’t mind. Not an instant purchase for me, but it’s solid.

3.7
cmacklin (1241) - 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
JoeZasada (317) - 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
KansaiBeerLvrs (5234) - 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
ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours clear gold with a white head that leaves some lacing and fades but doesn’t disappear. Aroma is orange, mango and tropical fruits. Has a good juicy taste with a slight bitter kick. Very good beer,  I’ll definitely be drinking this again.


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