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RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.5
   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 (9686) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2521) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
Deep amber in colour. Aroma was quite hoppy with lots of caramel and some malt. Flavour was very hoppy again, lots of citrus, caramel sweetness with some malt showing up. Full bodied. Finishes dry with a mild bitterness. Very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Aroma is hoppy to the max! Hazy reddish brown, small cream head. Full hops taste, lot’s of that citrus crunch. Malt is present and appreciated. Well balanced, full bodied. Lovely example. Thanks for bringing this one IPFreely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2004
I’m rather surprised that no one talks about the peaty character which provides the richness under all those hops. There is some real Scottish ale character to this. What makes it extremely fun is the west coast hops which give spice and citrus twang. Really wonderful stuff. Drank it while watching the movie Straw Dogs--fitting, as both the beer and the movie focused on the intersection of British and American style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 trappist glass: fantastic aroma of a sweet and spicy forest. great taste as well. soapy, but nice head with good lacing. dark brown body with red highlight. tastes like a spicy ale. it has a nice creamy palate with a bite! grapefruit, pine, burning wood from a campfire. american strong ale? egh, "bastardized scottish" that’s more like a pale red. i guess. i like it a lot! ----- UPDATE 9/11/08: very twangy dark fruit aroma and flavor, with some caramel; very creamy; interestingly different... I certainly see the Red and Scottish influence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
This beer is all about the hops - but just enough maltiness is present to show some attempt at balance. Dark clear amber body with a full cream colored head. Strong piney hop aroma accompanied by a nearly hidden malt. Initial strong hop flavor with a bit a malt added for balance followed by a dry hoppy and slightly roasty aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2004
Honey, sweet ale, characteristic hop element, rater grassy kind of hops. Hoppy, well made bitterness. That medium bodied ale got malt as a backbone to crowning hops. Nice fusion. Very drinkable, well balanced ale. Highly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2990) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Slightly hazy red-amber colour. Big aroma of west coast hops. Flavour has a nice roasty dark malt backbone to hold up the hoppy front end. Good stuff.


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