Big River Grille Rocket Red Ale
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 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 (170) - 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 (10883) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Enjoyed at the brewery, draft. This is a good looking beer. Nice and clear with copper color and a thick head. The aroma is a bit biscuit like with yeasty notes and just a hint of pine. The flavor is nothing I’d care to have again. Biscuit and grain flavors with spicy nutty bitter hops. Again, as in the aroma, a hint of pine. Unfortunately the flavors do not blend well IMO. Medium dry body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Sampler at the Nashville location - Poured a very attractive ruby red in color with a medium whitish head. Aroma was medium of grassy hops. Flavor was nicely hoppy and medium bitter. Finish was short, clean and medium bitter. I like it... the best beer at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
On tap at the Walt Disney World Boardwalk location. Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is full of malt with hints of hops and caramel coming in. Flavor is full of caramel with hops coming in to make the beer not overly sweet. The 2nd best beer out the short sampling I had. I love the Honey Dijion Chicken Sandwich at this place though!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Draft - Nashville. Beautiful Deep Amber collor with white head. Flavor is weak, aroma the same. Tasted like water supply had too much chlorine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Pours dark amber thin white head, the "heavy hitter" of the night. Maltiness with a lot of bitter hops, the bitterness takes over the slight sweetness trying to come out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 Tap in Nashville. Absolutely has a strong fruit (green apple especially) element in the taste. All together though, the malts and the hops blend well for a smooth red ale. May be my favorite beer that Big River has to offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On tap at Disney World location. Pours a brownish amber with an average off white lacing head. Aroma of orange hop with a nice malty caramel balance. Roastiness in the flavor with some nice citrus and a slight bitter finish. Enjoyed this the most out of the beers I sampled.

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