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

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3.94/5
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122 Ratings
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:
Mosaic hops lend to this light and fruity ale with a good bitterness and malt balance, coupled with refreshing hops aromatics. Red Racer India Session Ale is big on flavour, yet light in alcohol.

Added by papat444 on 04-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,970
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
122
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of whiplash308
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Express review time!

L: Golden straw-like color, very slightly cloudy, and my can’s pour gave it a big frothy head to it. Nice.

S: Grapefruit. :)

T: It was refreshing, since I’m normally not a fan of citrusy-esque beers, but this was fine.

Overall, I saw a comment saying this was not as good as State of Mind by Collective Arts, but I disagree. They’re both equally as semi-tolerable. Honestly though, it’s okay. Give it a shot. Nothing special, but nothing crappy either.

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chinese gold and filtered with a moderate amount of slow rising carbonation. Topped with 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of tropical fruits, citrus, papaya, ripe mango, caramelised sugar,

The taste follows the nose, and finishes with a big, bitter bomb that lingers on the tongue.

Moderate carbonation, with a moderate body that doesn't come across as light for a session ale.

Drinking at Walkers Point, ON, Jan 22nd, 2018. Really well done brew.

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Photo of Crossfirewelding
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marco-L
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of s1ns0fg0d
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a unique flavor that exites your taste buds. The after taste is almost better then the original flavor burst. If you like IPA's this beer will not disappoint.

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Photo of ewpass
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light orange, good head. Grapefruit nose, very light bodied, medium carbonation. Less resinous finish. Tasty but outclassed by State of Mind.

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Photo of Ross_Marshall
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RHF711
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grogsky
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seangrdn
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPNesker
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mark_mla
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
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
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Max8787
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
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%
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 -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fortyfield
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Isaac420L
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Red Racer I.S.A. from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 122 ratings