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Red Racer Pumpkin Ale - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer Pumpkin AleRed Racer Pumpkin Ale

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Crafted with pumpkin and choice spices, this ale is rich, creamy and contains a subtle pumpkin pie flavour. Enjoy this as a great pairing with any holiday feast.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 11-05-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

maclean25, Wednesday at 05:10 AM
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tivlavrie, Monday at 01:59 AM
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bomber poured into a mug. A hazy orange-red color with a finger or so of frothy, uneven beige head like dish suds. Aroma is the expected pumpkin pie, cinnamon heart candy, black tea, and sweet boiled grains. Notably malty, this one, with some hearty brown crust and burnt caramel working to balance the milky pie filling, raisin pudding, and cinnamon/nutmeg elements. Interestingly enough a given sip seems to lead with the toasty malts and finish with the sweeter spicy notes. I want to say I taste seeds as well but that could be the power of suggestion at work. Reasonably heavy-bodied and the carbonation isn't shy either. Finishes with a semi-dry seed spice bitterness. Certainly a "pie style" pumpkin brew but not a sugar bomb either, with a malty robustness and legit raw pumpkin flavor adding some depth of character.

CalgaryFMC, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Howlader, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Exeter, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a copper orange with two fingers of frothy beige head.

Smell - pumpkin spices (clove, cinnamon, ginger), subtle pumpkin, hint of earthy hops.

Taste - Starts with the blend of traditional pumpkin pie spices (predominantly clove, cinnamon and perhaps allspice), then a bit more of the actual pumpkin flavour towards the finish. Earthy hops round out the flavour profile.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A pleasant pumpkin ale that showcases the pumpkin pie spices along with the pumpkin itself. Definitely a stand out in the pumpkin ale category.

leaddog, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

It's pumpkin time! I'm so glad the liquor stores are now full of pumpkin ales. That said, it wasn't so bad that the only one available for a while was Elysian. After drinking a few of those these past few weeks, well, the standards are higher for what's to come.

This one's a pretty red brown colour, with plenty of light tan head. Aroma: a little bit of spice. Not the best pumpkin ale of had, but it's nice.

souvenirs, Oct 01, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle

A - This pours a light copper color and appears to be well carbonated, 1 finger of white head dissipated rather quickly leaving some random chunks and a nice ring of lace

S - spice, cinnamon, cut up pumpkin, nutmeg

T - I get spice right away with bready malts, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, pumpkin meat, hints of ginger, some sweeter malt into mellow hops / bitter finish

M - creamy, some chew, medium carbonation, medium body

O - My first taste of Pumpkin Ale from Central City Brewing and although my experience with pumpkin ale is pretty limited, this is near the top. A good balance of pumpkin and spice make this a enjoyable and true to name Pumpkin Ale

djoprahwinfrey, Sep 25, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ericbeech_87, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a clear amber color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar.

Tastes of the spices with a sweet malt backbone. Spices lead off with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and a touch of allspice. Sweet malts come through next and add caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Bready malts fill it out leading to a fairly balanced feel to it.

Mouthfeel is medium with a creamy amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty good pumpkin beer.

ocelot2500, Sep 18, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

MaxWillis, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Sammy, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

cbnz, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Erik-P, Nov 16, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Central City 'Red Racer Spiced Pumpkin Ale' @ 5.0% , served from 'the new' 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.50

A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to an amber/dark gold in the glass with a small tan head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-not sweet spice's , more cooked pumpkin , fall/harvest style

T-not as sweet as some pumpkin ale's , definately spicey

MF-mild carbonation , medium body

Ov-ok beer , good pumpkin ale

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Hoptron_3000, Nov 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

KStark, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

bazzz, Sep 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Caudalie, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Boozecamel, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

intoxabroad, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bumchilly25, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the last pumpkin ale I will "test" of the season. I have tried all of them that I could get my hands on in the Victoria area with the exception of one. This is in my top 3 pumpkin ales of this season probably sitting between 2-3 place.

A- Reddish-orange with a finger and a bit of head, and light lacing. Head dissipated quickly.

S- Slightly sweet citrusy pumpkin with typical pumpkin spices taking a backseat. The sweetness is very mild.

T- Pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and hops make up the taste. Very balanced with beer and pumpkin flavour neither one overwhelming the other.

M- Medium carbonation and fairly medium mouth feel.

O- This is a great fall beer. The best pumpkin ale I have tried from BC. This has a lot of the pumpkin that I was looking for in a beer without the overpowering sweet and spicy taste of most of the other pumpkin beers available. When I intend to drink beer I don't want to drink liquefied pumpkin pie, Kudos to Central City!

reesa0o0, Oct 27, 2012
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Red Racer Pumpkin Ale from Central City Brewing
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