Red Racer Classic Pale Ale - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer Classic Pale AleRed Racer Classic Pale Ale

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85
very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
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:
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.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-24-2008)
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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of kevinlater
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a London Pride pint glass. A nice mellow honey amber color, just grading into red territory, with aggressive carbonation ... Huge white head that maintains shape well. Aroma is potent, with massive pine, grapefruit, guava and marijuana hop notes along with another spicy green character that recalls mustard greens. Reminds me of this brewery's pilsener albeit with more sweet malts to provide balance. Palate is similarly bold, tons of grapefruit, lemon, orange, and mandarin citrus rind, fresh pine and weed resin ... The hops trump the malts here. The latter do provide a semi-sweet grainy backdrop that reminds me of brick oven pizza crust along with a touch of caramel and marmalade. There is a tinge of diacetyl and the finish becomes more mellow and fruity after such an aggressive start. Dank, weedy, and piney for a pale ale, hopped like a full-on IPA but less floral than Red Racer IPA proper. Does translate into a pretty balanced experience as the malts gain traction. One of those beers that evolves in real time as you drink. This almost reaches the lofty heights of its IPA stablemate and the relative absence of floral and tropical flavors actually renders the pine more noticeable. Its official, Central City is tied with Phillips as my favorite Western Canadian beer peddler. Keep up the good work guys.

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Red Racer Classic Pale Ale from Central City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.