Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #2 – Red Racer ISA (re-tasting)

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Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #2

  • My Rating: [C+, upgraded from C],  I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com

India Session Ale – Central City Brewing, 4% ABV – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

-re-tasting, I just had this one a week ago and didn’t expect to have it again so soon. That review is here.

  • Style: India Session Ale
  • Taste: Grapefruit tangerine thin bodied short flavour soft citrus bitter hopped
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: only okay, not terribly complex

(November 2015 tasting): 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.

[December 5, 2015 re-tasting]

Nose: perfume-like fruity tangerine citrus oils  (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: slick-crisp

Mid-palate: creamy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) tangerine, sweet barley malt

Finish: malty, soft grapefruit bitter hopped finish.

Summary: I’m liking the citrus aromas this time around, but still not full-bodied enough to be called great.