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RATINGS: 1408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces it’s origins to our homebrew roots. This full bodied and hoppy brew finishes on the palate with sweet, caramel malt flavors. 2009 California State Fair - SILVER 1999 Great American Beer Festival® Other Strong Ales or Lagers - SILVER 1998 Great American Beer Festival® Other Strong Ales - SILVER

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
This is one of my trades I recieved from realale420. 22oz bottle. Very heavy hop aroma. Citrus and pine in the air! Dark reddish rusty color. heavy creamy tan head. WOW! what a flavor combo, Lots of ctrus, Grapefruit. Malt flavors include some carmel. What a hoppy finish!!! Females beware: this one ain’t sweet.l

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Pour is obviously red with a small white head. Aroma is a nice dose of oliy hops with heaping of malts. Flavor is much the same. Dark malts giving the brew a great thick mouthfeel. Hops also show up and give it a nice crisp and fruity flavor. A very interisting brew for a brewer that puts out excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
This stuff was good. Pours a dark amber with off-white head. Hoppy, citrus and malt aroma. Flavors of malt, caramel, and citrus grapefruit. Sweet, but balanced with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Honestly though its not that bitter, more sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. pours orange\brown with a beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops & caramel malts. Flavor is overly hoppy for me, i didn’t enjoy this at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
From the Columbus gathering, brought by Sliffy. Browinish orange color with a light tan head. Citrusy-hopppy aroma paried with sweet malt. The flavor was similar, caramel malts with the grapefruity hops. Decent mouthfeel and body with a nice amount of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bomber. Pours a dark amber red with a thick creamy, massively lacy yellow tan head. Citrus, flowers, fruit and caramel in the nose. Full body, almost syrupy, with moderate carbonation. Taste is much like the smell, but you can toss a touch of peat into the mix. Smooth grapefruit and piney bitterness in the dry, lingering finish. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint - more sediment in this than I expected. A sturdy tan head form on top and sticks around. Piney / woody hops are predominant on the aroma - there is some rich caramel background lingering in the background though. Thick body with a little bit of soft carbonation towards the end. Starts off with deep roasted malt with some smooth creaminess. The are sturdy woody hops in the initial taste, but they really come out in the finish. Aside from the forceful hop on the finish there is a ripple of caramel going through to keep it somewhat balance. This is a very nice strong ale. Another home run from Bear Republic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Bomber. Turned out to be a benchwarmer in a trade with jrob--much to my delight. Pours deep brown to ebony. Steady planes of carbonation saunter up continuously (it’s thick). Huge dense turbulent tan head that settles to a foamy seastack in the middly of the glass. It laces the glass to an almost pornographic extent. Ultra sweet malts on the nose--caramel comes ringing through, and a little bit of that Crystal earth is there too. Mellow but deep fragrance. Lots of sweet malt flavor right from the attack--there’s enough there to capsize a smaller brew but this is balanced lusciously: citrus, spice, molasses. Clean hop finish. Amazing stuff. Nothing’s better than grabbing a beer you’ve never heard of off the shelf and having it turn out to be this good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle thanks to santa: Mahogany colored pour with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor, citrus and caramel were very prevailant, there was some brown sugar and some spiciness to liven things up as well. Best of the bear republics that I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Columbus gathering beer#2. Brought by Sliffy. Very citrusy hoppy for an ASA. Smooth but a little over hoppy. Nice combo of malts and hops that overpowered. The end was very sweet.

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