Last week I had a nice surprise when I noticed a distinctly taller can of Central City Red Racer IPA on the shelves of the LCBO than I ever remember seeing. That’s right folks, Red Racer is now available in tall cans! And just as surprising (to me anyway) was that I hadn’t yet reviewed it. So lets get down to it.
Pours a cloudy amber with a small, off white head that dwindles down quickly. Aromas of fresh grapefruit hops, other citrus, and pine. On the palate there is a much stronger pine flavour, along with the lingering citrus and floral notes, with the citrus carrying into the finish to provide a nice bitter, piney punch. It’s not an overly complex beer, but an amazing Canadian IPA.
This beer comes in at 6.5% ABV and is a great all-year-round IPA. The fact that we can now buy tallboys of Red Racer for $2.50 is definitely something worth celebrating.
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to Session Toronto coming up this Friday/Saturday. Who knows; I may see you there!