Red Racer Classic Pale Ale | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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215 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hand-crafted using Mariss Otter barley from England and hops from Washington’s Yakima valley. This big bold pale ale has a citrus aroma and a full malt body giving it a distinctive character designed to inspire the beer connoisseur in all of us.

Added by canucklehead on 04-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdoggg
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml can poured into tulip.

Pours a clear honey amber with one skinny finger of white head that leaves marching inchworm lace as it recedes.

Smells of brown bread, fresh pine needles, orange rind, stone fruit, grapefruit zest and softly resiny hops.

Tastes of more bready caramel malt, citrus and pine. Peach, melon, lemon rind and more pleasantly dank piney hops.

Feels soft and creamy. Medium bodied with gently supportive carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. One of the best in Canada.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Central City Brewers 'RR Pale Ale' @ 5.0% , served from a 6pack of 355 ml can's purchased for $11.50
A-pour is a pale gold from the can to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-mainland hops
T-ok tasting pale ale , no wow factor
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok/good beer & pale ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of boszormeny
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slongie
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mousel
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Albertahab31
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured from a 12 oz/355ml can into A tulip glass, Pours a cloudy orangish gold with 3 and a half fingers white foamy head. the head really lasts leaving foam on top.

Aroma - Grapefruit, orange peel, a tiny bit of apple dominate, followed by the malts, I get toffee and caramel.

Taste - This borderlines IPA flavor but at 5% makes the perfect pale ale. the first flavors you get are grapefruit and orange, a bit of lime, the yeast has a light doughyness, I'm also getting Caramel and some light Toffee.

Overall - this is a great pale ale. Its up there with the likes of sierra nevada in terms of flavor and feel. a must try if you have access to it. Cheers!

Feel - light medium body, light carbonation, goes down smooth slight bitter finish. perfect for the style.

Overall - This is a delicious pale ale. the flavors mesh smoothly and I would say this is on the level of Sierra nevada pale ale. maybe even a little above it. Its a must try if you can get your hands on it.

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Photo of imfinished
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of those borderline IPA American pale ales, full of citrus and pine and dankness. Lots of grapefruit zest and grapefruit pith. Pine needles, faint cat pee. Colour is clear orange-gold; not a lot of head, but fairly persistent. A bit more cracker malt on the taste, but this is really about showcasing the hops. Again, lots of citrus and piney resin. Carbonation is a touch aggressive, but this is very drinkable while still being nice and hoppy.

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Photo of Sathanas
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alew_os
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very well done classic pale ale with a good American hop presence and a balancing English malt body. Got this at the village idiot in Toronto in the original glass but a bit too cold.

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Photo of RBryn
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rock solid APA that dances on the edges of its ISA and IPA cousins. I found this in a "Reign of Hops" mixer pack that disappeared quite agreeably over a weekend. The caramalt, citrus and pine set this apart from its brethren and make for a very pleasant drinking experience. If you are a fan of Pale Ales that lean to the citrusy evergreen spectrum of hoppiness, you will enjoy this beer.

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Red Racer Classic Pale Ale from Central City Brewers + Distillers
3.8 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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