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

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155 Ratings
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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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Piney hops for an ESB. Good but not great.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.04/5  rDev +2%

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

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4/5  rDev +1%

This is a very worthwhile beer. It pours with a nice foamy head, plenty of initial carbonation that settles out nicely. The lacing and appearance at the midpoint of a glass reminds me of my first encounters with bitter in English pubs. Lots of pine and caramel in the overall flavour mix, with a nice a nice bitter finish. It is definitely more of a North American ESB (it reminds me of RedHook ESB, which is a good thing in my books.)

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Two finger head that quickly fades. Really nice lacing

Smell:
Earthy, floral, orange peel

Taste:
Piney hops, orange peel, some faint bready flavors

Mouthfeel:
Dry, medium light body, medium high carbonation

Overall:
Lots to offer in the smell department but couldn't get a lot of flavors other than the piney hops. Appearance was really nice and mouthfeel was decent. Would definitely drink this one again!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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