Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #6
- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Red Racer Northwest Pale Ale – Central City Brewing, 5% ABV – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)
on the front-left label:
“Handcrafted using Maris Otter barley from England and hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley. This big and bold pale has a citrus aroma and a full malt body, giving it a distinctive character designed to inspire the beer connoisseur in all of us.”
- Style: American Pale Ale
- Taste: Rounded creamy grapefruit tangerine barley malt bitter peel hops
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yep, dig the fullness
Visual: Pours clear pale golden orange with a massive dissipating creamy head, sticky lacing, foamy retention, several steady slow streams.
Nose: grapefruity orange citrusy hops. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming bitter
Mid-palate: sustained-creamy mouthfeel, citrus burst, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) tangerine, sweet barley malt -> smooth hoppy transition
Finish: pink grapefruit pulp tangy, bitter peel hoppy finish.
Summary: A very nice burst of citrus in a very rounded and creamy textured APA. On the drier side.