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RATINGS: 1395   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I quite like this beer! Somewhat similar to Stone Arrogant Bastard in its well-balanced hoppiness. Full body, robust, decent looking copper body. Very California with its hops and grapefruit. A hint of sweetness and chewy. I think I happily drank too much of this beer. A Great ASA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2004 22 oz. bottle: poured into a pyrex measuring glass. mm, smells real good and hoppy. a roasty character and citrus/ sour fruit notes, but mostly hops. poured a nice deep amber color, with chunks of yeast floating, and a thick tan head. mmm, tastes like an ipa, but different.oooh. yes, this beer is good. i really like bear republic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2444) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC - April 2004: Nice dark red color with a little layer of a head. Intense hoppy grassy nose - sharp almost. Hoppy taste, inclinging sharp kick - long lasting. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Clear deep ruby with a massive frothy reddish light brown head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, pine, milk chocolate and roast. Medium slightly creamy body with soft carbonation. Fruity, earthy flavor of dried cherry, red apple, plum, apricot, pine, grapefruit, roast and a hint of chocolate. Slightly astringent. A big beer, but still fairly drinkable. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
Unusual orange-ruby color and rippled beige head. Smells like an IPA, at least initially. Aroma of grapefruit, malt, fruits, and mild smoke. Smoke is more apparent in the flavor. Very hoppy. More hoppy than necessary, I think. Has a cologne-like astringency to it. Still good though. Ample body plus significant carbonated feel. Novel and interesting. Thanks loweredsixth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - APR 12, 2004
This is one great beer on the nose and in the attack. After that its a little disappointing as it fades away a bit faster than I would like. This beer has tons of upside if the boys at bear keep working on it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2004
22 oz bottle: dense foam, reminds me of fluffy sponge cake. Strong gooey alcohol/caramel nose with effervescent cascade hop cones along with honey suckle flowers and sharply fresh grass. Thick pine sap and heavy grainy malts wrap the tongue as lively carbonation - with tingly vanilla beans sooth the mouth. Bitter pine bark in the finish along with some moist green grapes, enjoyable and solid brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Wow! Another excellent Bear Republic brew. Deep mahogany with a thick off-white head. (the 2nd half of the bomber pours with a ton of suspended particles). Nice strong hoppy and lightly roasty aroma. Taste is moderately sweet with notes of roasty malt, some dark fruit, grapefruit/citrus, caramel, chocolate and a ton of hops. Feels like an interesting mix between a red Scottish ale and an IPA. Bitter, roasty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is perfect; full, round and creamy with subtle carbonation. Lacing clings to the glass like puffy clouds, great head retention. I love this brewery. Highly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Deep amber with beige head and great lacing. Very full bodied and sweet with lots of crystal malts, with some bitterness in the end. Smell is very hoppy and slightly malty. Overall a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Deep reddish brown, with a lingering beige head. Nose well hopped with some malt undertones. Flavour starts malty followed by a surge of hops hops hops.


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