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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.5
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Can:   Vibrant amber, clear, large frothy off-white head, mild carbonation, fairly nice lacing.   Soft hoppy aroma, a little musty malts, smidgen of earth.   Not terribly hoppy up front, certainly pale for a Pale Ale.   However it is clean.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little citrus zest appears on the finish, otherwise soft lingering hops.   Seems like a straight forward clean example to me.   Not a big Pale Ale, but certainly commendable.


3.7
riversideAK (6260) - 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.

3.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
My first beer from this company - a solid if fairly basic pale ale. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with an enormous soapy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and a bit spicy with notes of floral, herbal and piney hops. The flavor was dryish, tart and bitter with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, perfume and lemon. The finish was long, tangy, bitter and had lingering mixed hops. Medium body. Solid.

3.3
anders37 (26156) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Can. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish wit hints of caramel.

3.7
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.

3.3
markas101 (2434) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2011
35.5 cl can, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Spiced honey aroma. Sweet with a background of warm pepper.

3.5
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Very pleasant surprise. Found this at a little cafe in downtown Victoria. Hot day, a sandwich outside, and this little gem with lots of citrus and pine.

3.6
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Almost a 12 oz can. Poured orange, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruity piney and citrus together with pineapple hoppyness, faint caramel. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish fruity flavor, citrus and piney hoppyness, faint caramel. Finish is average, malty and dryish, citrus and piney hoppyness. Nice dryish and well hopped pale ale.

3.7
Frank (4172) - 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.

3.1
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Can from Rodney Kibzey at Longshot judging tasting. Pours a pleasing copper with a sticky head. Nose is on the piney side with caramel malts coming through. Faint citrus peel as well. Taste has a bracing bitterness that gets muddled with the malt profile. Not a huge fan of crystal malt and this seems to reinforce that idea. Not a bad beer, just nothing really that great. Okay.


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