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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 itís 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 Festivalģ Other Strong Ales or Lagers - SILVER 1998 Great American Beer Festivalģ Other Strong Ales - SILVER


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2003
This is quite possibly the best beer I have ever tried. The deep red color is very invitingÖbut the taste. Yum. The balance is outstanding. I have never had a beer with such hops that had such a sweet malty kick. A must try for all hop heads. A real gem!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Delicious!! This brew poured up a dark mahogany colored body with a thick foamy head with unending retention and lacing. Aromas of caramel, sweet roasted malts, dark fruits (plums, raisins), and a touch of hops. Flavors of caramel, bread dough, and sweet malts with just the right amount of hops to bring the sweats into check. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, with a finish that is dry with slight bitter notes and lingering effects. This is definitely a brew that all should try at least once!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Killer brew. Served at a good temperature with a large, cream-colored - to very light tan, long lasting head. Color is a clear, dark amber brown. with some bubble trails. Aroma is very fresh hop, a little roast malt & fruit. Flavorís similar to nose; again hop stands far forward/, yet reasonably balanced. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is durable but not too long, like flavor, and satisfying while drinkable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (1842) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Tremblking Madness, York. A very dark brown cloudy beer with ruby red highlights. It has rich spicy red fruit, vanilla and liquorice flavours with sarsaparilla and bitterness on the finish. Superb!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vinnygny (6) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Hopheads rejoice! I really enjoyed this "bastardized Scottish Ale". Poured a nice deep amber color with a nice white head that laces nicely. Smells of hops and caramel. Great taste, long lasting finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
geofflilley99 (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
A real kick in the butt! Hoppy, aggressive, a nice wake up call on a hot Saturday. Solid brewery across the board.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
When I placed the order for this through Liquid Solutions my intention was to order the Hop Rod Rye Ale. I guess I got my wires crossed, but, on the other hand, I wish all of my mistakes would turn out this great! Claret in color with a rich and creamy head that reduces itself to a thin ring around the glass. Immense toasted malt aroma with traces of fresh baked bread and caramel. Intense roasted coffee flavor (akin to biting into a freshly roasted coffee bean) with hins of bitter chocolate. A long, hoppy and malty finish. Great way to wind out the weekend!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
This is one of my trades I recieved from realale420. 22oz bottle. Very heavy hop aroma. Citrus and pine in the air! Dark reddish rusty color. heavy creamy tan head. WOW! what a flavor combo, Lots of ctrus, Grapefruit. Malt flavors include some carmel. What a hoppy finish!!! Females beware: this one ainít sweet.l

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
650 ml bottle, shared with StompBrockmore - dark amber in the glass with suspended yeast chunks and a beautiful brownish rocky head that lasted for a long time, and was almost reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Aroma big fruity hops, and lots of malt. Flavours nutty, yeasty, chocolatey and of course HOPS.....and.....MALT! Full-bodied with a smooth malty finish. Really a combination of a few styles that works really, really well - Scotch ale, brown ale, and American IPA, all coming together to create a unique and utterly delicious brew that defies categorization. This oneís the real deal - get it!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Red Rocket is a deep rusty red ale thatís a bit hazy. The head is gracious-- the color of coffee ice cream. It leaves sheets of foam on the glass. The aroma is loud and proud: Cascade hops, in all their grapefruitínípine glory. There is a light roastiness and something like fresh baked bread. Nuts and sour candy are in the nose. The hops pretty much dominate the aroma. It smells fresh. It is soft and foamy in the mouth. It starts with a billowy medium-full body and then turns the mouth dry and crispy at the end. It makes me take another swig. Man. This is loud and proud; bright and bitter. The hops are solid and juicy. Itís really a lot like grapefruit juice. The malt lays low and emerges with an alcohol rumble at the end. It the thunder to the lightning hops in this beer. The bitterness is incredibly smooth. Damn fine. Itís been so long since Iíve tasted this (constant pitchers at Zeitgeist in SF back in the day) and itís been too long. It seems like a Double IPA to me, but I think that term is newer than the beer. Great example of the West Coast IPA-ish pale ale. This is heavy session ale. It will wreck your taste buds and your liver, but it will coddle you while it does so.


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