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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
83
good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KStark on 06-16-2014)
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This beer appears a clear, glassy, medium, well, copper amber hue, with one finger of thinly foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random windblown palm tree lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of semi-sweet bready caramel malt, sugary white grapes, a flinty stoniness, and leafy, floral hops. The taste is biscuity, crackery, and still pretty sweet caramel malt, more musky white wine must, wet earth, and leafy, weedy hops.

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Simply being drinkable and off-flavour-free puts Central City's version of the much-maligned copper ale well ahead of the pack, even if it's not particularly earth-moving. They can thank any number of their other offerings for said expectation, but that's hardly the worst problem to have.

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It would be fine for a session but there's really nothing exceptional about it, it seems that most of Central City's brews take the safe route and this is no exception. It's certainly a cut above industrial but it doesn't show a ton of character either. At $2.25 fora 500ml can it's reasonable value .

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Red Racer Copper Ale from Central City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.