ddinneb (5) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím a stout kinda guy and I do like a hoppy IPA, but none were available and I was told that there was a limited supply of Red Rocket available on tap so I tried it and was very pleased. About 6 months later (OCT 2013) we were in Napa Valley and stopping for a bite to eat and found (just by coincidence) the brewery; what a pleasant surprise.
petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Wittales (515) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear deep red gold with creamy lasting white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee, mild malts with slight roasty, grain, rye, cracked wheat, hints of citrus hops and pine, no alcohol. Taste are soft caramel, roasty, toasted rye malts upfront with a smooth soft grapefruit, orange, lemon bitterness. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then roasty, fruity, balanced lasting finish. A wonderful smooth red.
klaing (72) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown on pour with filmy head. Not looking too good until beer hits mouth. First confusion, Scotch ale? Or IPA? Then melding. It's both. Lovely richness followed by high stringency. Well worth it. Appearances aren't everything.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
aenima (154) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrusy hops. The taste is big and bold. A lot of citrus hops and some caramel in the background. Either bitter or sweet but balanced. Medium carbonation.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy burnt copper body with a tan foamy head, settling into a messy coating.
Aroma: Hints of caramel and other sweet malts with prominent orange.
Taste: Complex malt base of brown sugar, bread, caramel, and cocoa, with a mildly bitter orange and tangerine.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Solid red ale, could use a stronger aroma. Very nice to drink though.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep garnet with a big, beige head. Caramel and sweet hop aromas. Nice, light bitterness and light mouthfeel. Really good.
cwald (89) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
HQT night. Bottle. Not bad for a bottle. A little thick, chewy. Smelt like a Christmas tree. Maybe hints of chocolate. This beer had so many taste and aromas that it was distracting. Certainly it is not a blend beer... just a lot going on. Maybe to much.
mr_h (2095) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle courtesy of Stuartyboy - brown ale with a marginal haze, good bubbly cream head, sweet malty aroma, sporadic lacing, caramel, fruity, smooth, dry finish, very easy to drink
Xenon (49) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not versed in the scottish red ale that they claim to be copying, but I do know that this beer is more earthy than their racer 5 IPA. Iíve had Oskar blues old chub, and this is quite a bit more hoppy than that one. The caramel malts are there as promised, but the most noticeable things about the beer are the earth tones and a good balance of hop and malt. Not fantastic, but above average.