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RATINGS: 1407   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Clear auburn with a fluffy, off-white head. Thick hoppy aroma of blood oranges, grapefruit, pine trees, grains and a little caramel. The body is a little thick but also creamy and carries the bitterness well. Rustic breads all over the flavor profile with orange marmalade, pine resin and chewy caramel. At times I get this odd stinky cheese thing which isn’t good, but not as bad as one would think. Not my favorite offering from Bear Republic--very bitter without much balance and only decent flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2004
deep amber color, thick creamy beige head. aroma somewhat dominated by malts, lots of caramel/toffee (i admit i have a hard time distinguishing between the two) and moderate hoppiness. it recognizes itself as a scottish style ale, and there are plenty of elements to back it up...slight peatiness, lots of malts...but the hops set it apart from your typical scottish ale, e.g. the hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7913) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Pours turbid burgundy with huge white head and lace. Aroma of malt, toffee, cabernet. Tastes very malty, hoppy, with a somewhat tart finish. I tastes hints of cabernet, cognac, port. Finishes hoppy, malty, slightly tart and dry. The finish reminded me a little of a scottish ale/red ale/IPA combination. Unbelievably complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
Noteworthy red fruit plunged in pleasing caramel...All is rinsed with a sensational dose of grassy, piney and grapefruity hops...Apricots are carried by the hoppy ending for a well-integrated, barley-winish red ale...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2004
Very dark brown with an honest light brown foamy head. It smells exactly what it pretends to be, a good scotch ale deep malt profile with a bit of alcohol and hop hints. While they definitely don’y seem agressive in the aroma, they become much more expressive once you venture toward a sip and attack with pin grapefruit flavors. Unlike many others though, they’re really just a complement here and are well integrated with the toffee and caramel malt. It’s not particularly complex, but drinks easily and didn’t appear shy after 10 barley wines or so. Rather assertive fullness with medium fitting carbonation. Extremely well executed, which has become a trademark for Bear Republic in my book.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2004
Tap@Bear republic brewpub. Pretty intense, heavily hopped. Pine, grapey, grapefruity, and quite bitter in the finish, pretty tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
A nice piney, floral big hop aroma. Color is deep reddish brown with a tan head. Malty, almost fruity, bitter hop flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
amber red, small white head. big hop aroma with plenty of citrus and pine and earth. the flavour holds more fruit, with caramel and red liquorice, but the hops are big enough to balance and contribute to a sticky mouthfeel. like a well executed big take on an amber ale. nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Had it on tap. Very full and tasty flavor. Full of hops and malt. The main thing that comes out at me is the great robust hop flavor. This is definitily a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
. Lots of hops, both bitter and aggressive and dry aftertaste and great with meat dinner. Full bodied. Reminds me of a Samuel Smith. Tan head, sprucy hops, toasted taste, some malt. Even a hint of smoke.


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