Red Racer India Style Red Ale | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Red Racer India Style Red AleRed Racer India Style Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Red Racer ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

The use of crystal malt lends to this beer’s flavour and colour profile. Packed with hops from the North West and United Kingdom this is our original take on the classic English bitter.

Added by canucklehead on 10-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HarveyBerger
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slongie
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tmappin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S_Dal
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abad
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rempeba
2.71/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with solid citrus hops notes. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some light residual sugar notes offset by some dominated citrus oriented hops notes. Boyd is light with good carbonation. Not really close to an Irish ale or and ESB considering the amount of hops in this beer but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Craft Kitchen, Vancouver.
Pale amber with solid tan cream. 4
Lots of caramel, lots of tangerine. 4
Toffee and bread crust, a speck of chocolate malt, then old school orange rind, rosin, and herb. 4
Almost medium, chewy, round. 4

More England than California - almost a new wave UK special bitter. Probably too much chocolate, too. Resiny hops more than aroma or IBUs. Pretty far from Red Rocket, either way.
But hey, plenty of hops, smooth, and well-constructed. 4

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Photo of JackieKu
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RStansel
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big whack of grapefruit zest and candied mango on the nose, with a hint of sweet basil. The malts peek out on the mid-palate with a little sweet, toasty character that finishes resinous and dry. An IPA-lover's red ale.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D_Min
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DectipiNick9564
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Had this out of a bottle poured into a pint glass. Smelled extremely promising with the hop-forward smell, but when I tasted it, it was terrible. It started with a nice hoppy bitterness, but there was a funky flat taste behind it that made it undrinkable. I couldn't even finish it. Maybe a dud bottle, I might try again, but first impression definitely not good. It's nowhere near their Imperial IPA

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Photo of Gnome72
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Derek
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TRiGS
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%

Red Racer India Style Red Ale from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.96 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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