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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2576) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Bottle. Deep red with a laced beige head. Slight fruit aroma with flavors of berries and a dry finish. Tap in mid-October: Reddish brown with a strong hop bitterness. Malty aroma and a little sweet. Interesting graininess with some smoke burnt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2002
sausagy, definetly red, monster head, good hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2002
Pudding brown with less head then a debutante. Malt for days, fresh cookie and chocolate with some resinous hops with little bits of brewers yeast laguidly floating around the body. Malt covered hop cones, campfire smokieness, huge in the mouth, Long vinous finish that tapers into an acorn aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2002
looks like more of a brown rocket ale, surprising smokiness and nicely hopped

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
This brewery consistently surprises me. It begins with an intriguing malty smell that is reminiscent of sniffing a handful of crushed barley. The head is big, solid white, and wanders around the sides of the glass like icy stalagmites. This is really red, no lie, a very copperish red, but still red and crystal clear. The malt in this is very pronounced and hits you with a nice butterscotch sweetness. It goes a long way in capturing the raw essence of malted barley without too much overkill. The elegant hop finish is a wonderful counterpoint to the big malt taste and balances out just right. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
on tap GABF 02: Hoppy aroma with enough malt nose to let you know it has some. Red color with nice head, full robust body, ends fairly bitter for a while. Flavor is deep and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Every single beer I’ve had from this brewery has been great. This was no exception. Great balance of hops/malt. Beautiful dark red color. This is what I like in a Scottish ale. Bear Republic can’t go wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2002
beautiful deep amber/mahogony. Decent head and lace. Nose of carmel, peaty smokiness, sprucy hops are there but not in the forefront. Thick body, sweet caramelly like malts, peaty twangs, maybe subtle spices lurking about, sappy hops in abundance but kept at bay nicely by the sweetness of the malt. I thought it was gonna be hoppier to be honest. This is good but missing a bright spot, flavors seemed a bit dull/muddled. Maybe its a little to thick? But anyways, its good, hearty, smooth and has a nice kick. Thank you herbjones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Deep opaque red. Nice little off-white head that stuck around. An excellent ale, very hoppy and dry. Quite woody. As it warms, the malts become a bit more prevalent, with an increasing sweetness and a nice, toasty finish. Get woodiness and a hint of brandy. Palate is glorious, full and soft, just felt wonderful in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Deep red color, medium head. Roasted malts, nice mellow hop signature. Some sweetness. Finish is clean and soft. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, some sweetness.

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