Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #14 – Red Racer ISA

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #14

Red Racer India Session Ale (ISA) – Central City Brewing, 4% ABV – 341ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

on the back label:

“A clean and crisp ale with good bitterness and malt balance, coupled with refreshing hop aromatics. This India-style Ale is big in flavour yet highly Sessionable.”

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  • Style: India Session Ale
  • Taste: Thin-bodied off-dry grapefruity/tangerine overtone barley malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: pass

Visual: Pours clear pale light orange with a small head, mostly sticky lacing, very thin micro retention, lots of fast streams, suspended micro sediment.

Nose: fruity clean grapefruit-mandarin orange-peach, background malt. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp-half creamy/tingly-very thin mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) grapefruit, barley malt

Finish: flavour cuts short, soft hopped finish.

Summary: Definitely not your full-bodied ale; crisp and drinkable, but not much length for the flavour.