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RATINGS: 1393   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Pours a deep, amber with hints of redness. A frothy tannish-white head develops, leaving ample gobs of lace trailing down the glass. The aroma is complex; sweet caramel raising bread toast, fruity cough-drop deeply enveloped in toastiness. Piney hops are also quite apparent. Bold, sweet up front, rich mouthfeel. Alcohol lingering on the palate, not hiding but residing. Creamy, caramel malts and a creeping hoppy finish that closes with a lustrous flourish. Beauiful ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 29, 2004
A nice red hue and a frothy tan head. A very pleasant hoppy aroma that is pine and floral in nature. Nice balance between the hops and the malt, with a great mouthfeel. A very nice beer; very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
this beer has a spicy tangy flavor. a mid brown color with a white head. not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 26, 2004
1/25/04. Poured out of 22 oz. bottle, bought at Liquorama in Upland, CA 12/5/03. Pours a deep, clear crimson amber, very fluffy off-white head with very good lacing. Aroma is quite nice, a little bit like a fruity barley wine-- berries, some cream, cake, and a little bit of spice. Flavor is pale and creamy malts, still a little cakey, and a hint of hop bitterness along with the lightly drying red/amber spice. Very good stuff. Very smooth, lighter-than-water mouthfeel with medium-thin body and creamy texture. Finish pumps up the bitterness a touch and extends medium-long with a cool malt hum-- a little bit of smokiness even. Somewhat sticky on the lips. Quite a good brew, very easy-drinking and enjoyably unique in flavor. Another solid one from Bear Republic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Nice fresh hop nose. Palate is fruity, malty, hoppy, & smoky. Finish is smooth and flavorful. Bad name and label.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Big hop taste that poured like a stout. Very unique malt taste. Not being a brewer, I don't know what they did, but it worked. Smoky, mellow finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Very dark orangish red color with a fairly large off-white head. Extremely hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet malt. Flavor is not as strong as I would expect from the aroma, but consists of fairly strong grapefruit hopps bitterness and lightly malty flavors. Nice medium carbonation, and a fairly dry finish. Pleasant, but not quite what I expected.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 Malty, fruity, spicy and hoppy aroma, heavy with brown sugar sweetness and mingling with butterscotch, cinnamon, tart orange, tangerine and grapefruit, caramel, milk chocolate, a slight roastiness, herbal, spicy hop and some faint yeast notes and woodiness. Deep, dark red-brown color, unfiltered but lacking much sedimentation, with a good-sized creamy, uneven, off-white head and spectacularly thick lacing. Malty, toasty and sweet to start, becoming tart and fruity with suggestions of orange, apricot and white raisin, and turning substantially earthy, hoppy, spicy and moderately bitter. Aftertaste is balanced and rather complex, all of the above ingredients just kind of hanging around for various intervals of time, showing a bit of aggressive hop here, some reddish malt there. Interesting mouthfeel, smooth and creamy but effervescent with the tiny bubbles creating an intriguing backdrop for the multitude of flavor attributes. Quite a unique beer, proving more difficult to rate than most, it's features somehow elusive yet prominent, like a sense memory that remains tantalizingly just out of reach...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2003
in feeble light, i had to guess that this wooly-topped brown pour was as solid as a totem pole grizzly bear-- with the reddish blush of dusk lightly warming the edges. closer inspection and greater wattage however reveals lots of murky peach tones and a snow dome's worth of dancing detritus within. aroma is an even blend of tanin-touched malts and orange peel hop bitters. it's a strawbroom that's been brushed with smoked molasses and mixed with apple juice and vodka. soft carbonation entertains without favoritism both tea bitterness and chutney sweetness in the flavor. those heavy monk's bread malts and lemony hops and yeast are bold and yet there is a watery feel as well. like a spider playing 'twister', it manages to cover all the requisites of several beer types simultaneously with effortless balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium-sized yellowish beige head. Had a grapefruit dominant aroma with a citrus and hoppy flavor.


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