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Red Racer Classic Pale Ale - Central City Brewing

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86
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-24-2008

Hand-crafted using Mariss Otter barley from England and hops from Washington’s Yakima valley. This big bold pale ale has a citrus aroma and a full malt body giving it a distinctive character designed to inspire the beer connoisseur in all of us.
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Photo of jpower
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WQuirk
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of souvenirs
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale copper. Two fingers of head dissipating to about half a centimetre. Smell is fruity - grapefruit, melon, tropical fruit. I can also pick up the sweetness of the pale malts.

I don't usually like pale ales, but I'm enjoying this one. It's on the hoppier side - like their IPA turned down a few notches. Body on the lighter side.

Photo of BCborn
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Idrankthat
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Larz_73
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bulldogops
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ZachT
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kenmac19
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint served on tap at the Bier Markt in Toronto. Served cold into a Red Racer pint glass.

Appearance - Bright orange and amber color, clear with plenty of lively bubbles. Topped by a bout two fingers of dense frothy white head with great retentions and sheets of lacing around the side of the glass.

Smell - Grapefruit, Pine and other citrus dominate, not nearly to the effect of their IPA, but nevertheless a substantially citrus based aromatic pale ale.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose; citrusy with grapefruit and some orange shining through more than others. Some pine mixed in for good measure and a faint sweet caramel base to keep everything balanced.

Mouthfeel - Lively carbonation, keeps the tastebuds prickling. Smooth feel and fairly light body give the intensity of the beer.

Overall - A great pale ale enhanced by the fact it was on tap. Very refreshing and enjoyable. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Slimpack
4.04/5  rDev +6%

Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of S_Dal
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kevinlater
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz draft pour at bier markt mississauga

a: slightly hazy amber-copper. one and a half fingers of off-white head that leaves ridiculous lacing

s: peach, grapefruit, pine, malt. great aroma

t: peachy pine up front, then some grapefruit notes. leads into a really nice caramel malt backbone. simple but incredibly flavourful

m: medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation

o: an excellent pale ale. showcases vibrant hop flavours while also being really balanced

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of leaddog
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a clear copper/amber with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - citrus hops, caramalts, tropical fruits, hint of grapefruit rind.

Taste - Nice hit from the citrus hops followed by the tropical fruits and caramalts. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness and the hint of grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A spot on APA from Central City with a great citrus hop profile and a supporting caramalt backbone. This is definitely a winner amongst hopheads like myself.

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Red Racer Classic Pale Ale from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.