Red Racer I.S.A. | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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117 Ratings
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Red Racer I.S.A.Red Racer I.S.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 04-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of ewpass
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light orange, small head. Grapefruit nose, very light bodied, medium carbonation. Less resinous finish. Outclassed by State of Mind.

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Photo of Ross_Marshall
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RHF711
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grogsky
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seangrdn
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPNesker
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mark_mla
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious as the label says it's clean, crisp with refreshing hop aromatics. A lot like Wellington kicking back, great summer beer. Very nice. Can design was something that I may not pickup, but now it's a definite buy.

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Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A good, solid offering from Central City. Very floral and aromatic, gives out a healthy, tangy bitterness to it that makes you come back for more. A great beer to stock the cooler with this summer. They used to have 12pks that came with a little Red Racer bandanna. A fun and tasty offering from a good brewery. Give it a try.

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Photo of Mousel
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Max8787
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, tropical fruit taste and refreshing.

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Photo of Kobold
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brass, bruised peach with but an infant's whorl of foam.

Aroma: To paraphrase the White Rhino, an ambrosiac fruit cup! Grapefruit of a ripe, old age tussles with pineapple in full festive spirits. Dark sugar malts in the background embrace the playful cornucopia.

Taste: Grainy malts gird and tame a grapefruit rind hop sphere whose density is further held by resin and pine flavours. This is saplings dreaming of undisturbed photosynthesis. The slight tinge of metal is only the myth of lumberjack saws.

Feel: Faint carbonation staccato fingers tickle the back of the throat.

Overall: An infant god's Eden. Not entirely complex in its delectable fruit creation, especially with the restriction of pineapple to spirit, yet never degrading into a savage hop tear across the palate.

In short, rumbles of prelapsarian pleasure pervade this ISA.

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fortyfield
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Isaac420L
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473ml can. Price keeps going up. Boo.

Pale ale colour. Head quickly disappears. A bit of lacing.

This is about highlighting the Mosaic hops. I can smell the usual ripe berries, a bit of tart citrus, and really just a whole lot of straight-up deliciousness.

More of that delicious hop flavour balanced with some light, bready malt.

Nice carbonation. A slightly dry finish.

This is a masterful beer from a kick-ass brewery. It's all about those Mosaic hops.

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Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sg82
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 ounce can with date of production

L: Pours a light golden color with small but quickly receding head. Little lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

S: Great hop aroma for a light beer. Eschews the stronger pine notes common in an IPA, but there is a nice fruity aroma from the Mosaic hops.

T: A hop-forward beer but there is a subtle malt presence.

F: Good carbonation but finishes like a light beer.

O: An excellent choice for a light beer. Will definitely purchase in the future. My overall rating is skewed upwards because I think this is deserves a high rating considering that it is essentially a light beer.

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Photo of al_al1357
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer pours a slightly hazy gold with 1 finger of white head that fades after a few minutes leaving a light lacing around the edge. Personally I would have liked a little more head on this beer but oh well, its good for a 4%.

Aroma - Citrus hops (lemon and Grapefruit) pine resin, and some bready caramel malts.

Taste - Lemon, Grapefruit, pine resin, caramel, fresh baked bread, some orange peel.

Feel - Light watery body, but it is a 4% decent light prickly carbonation and mild bitterness on the finish.

Overall - This is a pretty good ISA, It definitely doesnt feel like an IPA but for the percentage its got decent flavors, and they mix fairly well. Cheers!

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Red Racer I.S.A. from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.97 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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