Big River Grille Rocket Red Ale
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A robust red ale that combines a rich deep malty flavor from our British Crystal malt, with a classic hop bitterness from the large dose of Cascade hops. An aggressive ale brewed for the beer connoisseur.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NachlamSie (2796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2008
bottle. pours a crystalline red with a tall, long lasting off-white head. The aroma is sharp and astringent with hints of dough, caramel, berries, and chalk. This is pretty bitter stuff, but not in a good way. It cuts my palate with a chalky sting that fades to something like Twizzlers. On the upside some fruity and biscuity flavors make this quaffable, but I wouldn’t right home to mom about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
12 oz. bottle via trade with decaturstevo - Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel malt and light citrus. Flavor is basicly the same. Palate is slightly bitter and has a slight astringent aftertaste. A decent Amber ale. Thanks Steve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3816) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2008
12 oz. Copper-red with a four-finger head that settles into a lasting, creamy ring that leaves a sugary sheet of lace on the glass. Aroma is at first big and juicy toffee malt, then some citrus-pine resin. Flavor follows the pattern:Big rich caramel malt flavor on front is slowly overtaken by some surprisingly stout resin and citrus. Some toasted nut flavor shines through a bit also. Soft, medium body is smooth and dryish on the finish. This is the only bottled G-B brew I’ve ever had, and is by far the best I’ve had of their stuff; usually not too impressed by their brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2008
(draught - Disney Boardwalk) red - brown with off white head. Crystal malt and citrus hops aroma. Flavor is malt with some hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
bottle that is labeled Big River Red Ale, but mentions Rocket Red from the Disney location. Pours amber red with a thin white head. Hints of citrus hops in the nose but also a lot of crystal malts, sweet, sugary aromas. Somewhat hoppy, has a good bite, some sweet malts, and some citrus hop flavors, with a slight toasty finish. Not bad, easy drinking, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
On tap at Disney’s Boardwalk. Pours dark red with a thick off white head. Hop grapefruit, pine, and malt aroma. Nice balance of the malt and hops in the taste. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Pint on tap at Seven Bridges Brewpub, Jacksonville. Red-amber beer with a nice creamy head. Flavor is intense caramel malts and cascade hops. A decent, drinkable brewpub ale, but nothing really remarkable. Good enough to drink more than one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Draft. Dark copper color with a medium off white head. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor all the way through. Slight citrus notes. C

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raiderfost (168) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Good lookin beer if that really maters. Not bad, a little better than your average amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009
Date: August 24, 1996
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
Appearance: good head and thin lace
Aroma: aroma of crystal sweetness with light finishing hops
Body: good body
Flavor: lots of malt flavor with matching bitterness that lasts through the finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

Name: Rocket Red
Date: July 24, 1997
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: redish amber
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor with a nice toasted carmel touch, just a hint of bitterness

Name: Rocket Red
Date: July 24, 1997
Mode: firkin
Score: i
Appearance: deep redish amber, frothy head
Aroma: strange hoppy aroma
Flavor: slightly oxidized hop flavor, bitter finish

Name: Rocket Red
Date: February 14, 2006
Appearance: clear red, big solid beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: light aroma but finally some sweet carmel and biscuit emerges midway through the secont pint
Flavor: big hop flavor of a great carmel, toasted and biscuit malt flavor, nice light bitter finish, a great hoppy viennia

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

Brewery: Big River
Date: November 08, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of citrus, candy caramel
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of

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