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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Nice blend of hops and malt...thought I detected some rye. A ton of citrus hops that barely missed overpowering the caramel, brown suga notes. Not a lot of aroma beyond the standard 'beer' elements. Bready and only balanced when well-above room temperature. Good, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Unfiltered rye. Cakey and rocky off-white layer of foam. Raw and bushy hop aromas with notes of orange zest, plaster, and wet paper. Figgy, mushy malts struggle to the top along with barky malts, cocoa, lemon oil, and honeysuckle. Thick, sappy texture. Feathery carbonation. Thick malt flavors are immediately countered by a rubbery astringency. Bushy hops and lemon oils pucker the cheeks while the hop bitterness squashes the subtle caramel flavors. Brief earthy flashes of moss and peat, yet again, succumb to the sappy hops. Astringently waxy, rindy finish with just enough delicate flower notes and powdery malts to soften it up. Remnants of oxidation, toasted malt, hop leaf, and fig flavors. Pretty rough around the edges, although a solid stab which was much-improved at 65 degrees.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Awesome red color, with a great hop aroma. Hops start out with a bang, then a sweet caramel flavor takes over. This is good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Chewy, chewy red that is about half way to a porter. Mahogany? Really enjoy this. With al the malts and all the hops the finish just goes on forever. Mmmm good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Thanks to jeffc666 for this one! Reddish brown body. Small tanned head. Very citrusy and hoppy nose. The tongue is met with a hoppy orange, and malt mix. There is somesweetness lingering in there and it makes it's appearance during the finish as well, along with, yep, hops. Good beer!

4
   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.


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