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RATINGS: 1377   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Nice dark ruby color with small white head. Good lacing. Nice aroma...mainly hops on the nose with a light malt presence. The taste is roasted malt up front with hop bitterness after the swallow. A very interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Very dark amber colour with a light brown head. Strong aroma of hops, malt and a subtle tropical fruit aroma. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty/smoky malt characteristic with noticeable hoppiness. Aftertaste bittered from both the hops and the roasted malt. Overall, a crazy mix between a scottish and an APA, but works out fairly well. I must thank Jah_noth (Dan) for the local trade and the generous treat! I sampled this 65 cL bomber on 17-October-2003.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2003
A very dark reddish brown appearance. Thick foamy tan head. Very strong aroma of malts and hops. The flavor is quite intense. One sip I the malts shout to me, the next sip the hops make themselves known. Nice "roasty" aftertaste. Excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Pours a dark red, good head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is malt heavy with some detectable hop presence. Taste is malty, very dry hoppy finish. Great mouthfeel, a little bit to thin perhaps. Interesting ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Very unique ale. Red Rocket pours a very dark reddish brown with big off white head that is retained. Flavor is extremely unique. There is a strong hop presence with an equally strong roasted/smokey malt flavor. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Deep ruby amber. Sticky light tan head. Malt, metallic, slightly piney, earthen nose. Starts sweet, caramel, lightly metallic, rich earthy hops, resinous, juicy, very drinkable, light bodied...Finishing, stone and chalky, grapefruit and piney goodness. Very quaffable, alcohol is definately hidden. I like it, I like it alot!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Copper red color, full head, hoppy nose. Malts dominate at first but then massive hops kick in. Lingering bitter finish. Unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
This deep red brew almost headed in the wrong direction when the typical Scottish ale malt flavors kicked in - I love the thickness of the malt, but there's always an odd taste to it. Well, I needn't worry about that this time - a HUGE hop kick comes in to save the day and pummel some of the malts into submission. What it ended up as was an exceptional strong ale with a wee bit of Scotch malt - tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Big balanced hop/malt aroma and flavor with just a bit of smoke thrown in. This is the kind of beer I could just curl up with and watch the snow come down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Reddish brown with a nice head. Peaty malts and massive hops hide every bit of alcohol. Caramel notes are strong at end. Hoppy in that West Coast tradition, even if it was supposed to be a Scottish Ale!


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