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RATINGS: 1396   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
03 Bottle. One of the best looking beers I've seen. Reddish brown mahogany, bright but wavy. Tons of sediment due to bottle conditioning. Very hazy. Big rich yellow-beige head. Incredible amount of lacing. Smells of lots of bittersweet hops, maybe the slightest bit of scotch-like aroma. Flavor is mostly hoppy (pretty high alpha content) but has a well balanced medium dry caramel malt backbone. Creamy texture. Finish is clean and surprisingly not that bitter. Touch of light roasted barley. I almost think there is a touch of scotch-like alcohol flavor, but I might just be thinking that. Spicy, full, balanced and very very drinkable. The flavor could stand to be a bit more complex, however.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Reddish brown hue with a very nice creamy off-white head that just doesn't quit, very good lace. The aroma hints of pine, grapefruit, roasted malt, butterscotch, wood, and spice. The taste has a solid backbone of malt and sweetness to balance against the hoppy pine character and bitterness. The additional undertones of burnt wood, light citrus, and blended spices work well and enhance the flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with the expected dry finish. What a wonderful brew, big yet sublime, surprising. Recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2003
This is some good stuff - certain elements remind me of Arrogant Bastard - lots of malts, but not overly sweet, still plenty of hops in the mix - caramel and chocolate - tasty and heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
reddish amber with a big glassy, peach colored head and a hoppy aroma...piney, spicy hop flavors and some grainy notes too..some grapefruit rind in the finish..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2003
A really nice malty/hoppy beer, with a big American hop nose and bitterness, well balanced by a sweet, caramel-y/roasty malt body. An excellent strong amber ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Big beautiful frothy head that leaves very nice lacing. Deep clear ruby color. Malty hoppy aroma, citrus and sweetness. Man this beer smells good. Flavor is awesome, big malty chewiness balanced by a very nice hop bitterness. Body is medium full and very chewy. What a beer. This beer deserves better reviews then it gets!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2003
22 oz bomber. This may be the most under-rated brew i have ever sampled. This brew was fantastic! "A bastardized Scottch ale" is correct! The appearance on this thing was garrnet red, with lots of rocky off-white head. Aroma was awesome! big, malty, sweet, and hops-i loved this aroma! Flavor was very well balanced between nice carmal/roasted malts and a nice dose of american hops. I so need more of this stuff!! this is one hell of a brew!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Ruby red, tan head. raw hops and caramel aroma. I see here in my notes that I described it as "Mmmmmmmmmmmm drinky". Look, it had been a long tasting session and I was pretty worn out by Tennessee's 5 overtime win over Alabama, so maybe my tasting notes are a little, you know, unclear. At any rate, there was apparently a veggie and "raw grass" (as opposed to cooked grass?) flavor, too. dry, and hoppy to the finish, which is also described here as "butu".

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Lofty, rocky and lasting light-tan head above a murky brown. Wonderful nose, loaded with a bouquet of flowery hops. Moderately carbonated with a "second," underlying layer of texture that was incredibly smooth and creamy on the tongue. Very aromatic and complex, with notes of campfire, citrus (orange, grapefruit). Malts were deep, thick, satiating, smoky, burnt and rich. Tingly hops in the finish ... complemented by a healthy dose of bitterness. Chewy, exuding flavors ... huge malts and big hops in this beer. Good stuff.

4
   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.


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