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Red Racer Copper Ale - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer Copper AleRed Racer Copper Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KStark on 06-16-2014

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Red Racer pint glass that wound up coming home (mysteriously of course) from a pub a while back. I don't know, looks pretty copper to me, copper penny in hue (maybe just grading into orange territory) with a finger or so of off-white short-lived foamy head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts that evoke breakfast cereal but not as sweet as expected, with grape and peach fruity notes, maybe a whiff of chamomile or something else floral. Not a hop-forward red ale by any stretch of the imagination but rather a Munich malt showcase, toasted flavors but not aggressive (think a "session" take on toasted malts), very light molasses, more subdued ethereal fruitiness that defies description, peach I suppose, rather fizzy and thin-bodied. Dry malt finish that leaves a vague cardboard impression (not good, this). Respectable enough yet a tad disappointing. These guys could have done a truly hoppy red based on their considerable IPA expertise but perhaps that's mere pandering. If you look for them there are some ever so slightly resinous elements lurking in there, like the sort of black tea tannic effect one gets in many session IPAs, but one has to look hard.

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Derek
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +14.4%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.44/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of wordemupg
3.07/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into int glass 28/11/14

A clear golden orange, not as dark as copper anyways, lots of bubbles and tiny particles throughout, short lived finger of foam leaves a few random patches of lace

S bruised apple, musky notes, reminds me of wet ground in an orchard in the fall after the apples fall off and start to turn, some herbal tea bag and soggy cereal, faint citrus I can`t place

T more of the same really, I`m wondering if I got an off bottle because its musky and pretty average and I expected something much better from these guys

m light bodied, well carbonated, just a little grit but the finish has the rotting leaves thing going on and I can`t shake it

O a little disappointing but drinkable, I might give his one a second chance down the road in case this one was a little off

I was hoping for much more but I`ll live, I just had to get an advent calendar this year and with any luck this will be the worst of them

Photo of ghisty
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

appearance: as the can promised, beautiful orangey red copper tones, thing dissipating head, clear, but with some rising carb.

smell: where to start, its subtle fruity notes, a smokey wood tone, the obvious malts,
it isnt a strong nose, but it hints at the taste which is.. great.

taste: citrusy almost lemon peel start, levels out to crisp flat roundness. has hints of malt throughout with the bitter to counter, not sweet, not thick, slightly smokey with a bit of grain, bit of corn maybe. keeps me interested.

mouthfeel:
sharp to start, levels quick and holds a few seconds, then a dry bitter end.

overall:
better than expected, I was hoping for something not really heavy, and this fits what I was after perfectly. a nice amber, with bright smokey tones and a crispy end.
sharp enough to cut the thirst but bitter enough to keep you going back.
should have bought more than one.

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Red Racer Copper Ale from Central City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.