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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Draught @ Brewpub (Disney): This one pours a good reddish-amber color. It had a bit of a head to it. The aroma was decent enough, with some roasted malt and a hint of hop spiciness. The taste is pretty decent, with a touch of roastiness and maltiness. A fairly good balance between them. Unexciting, but a good beer for an intro to crafts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
On tap Big River Nashville. Deep red bodied beer with a thin head. Hop aroma is there but not too overdone. Just enough hops in the flavor to be a drinkable brew although this is average all the way. To endure service as bad as I experienced, the beer will have to be much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Draught (atlanta). Red-brown color, medium head. Aroma is good and malty. Flavor is chocolate and caramel, well-balanced, and hoppy. Hop flavor in aftertaste. Easily the best one inthe Atlanta RB brew-pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Nashville. Pretty! Smells good! Fairly hoppy, but not as metallic as the rest of their beers (but still kinda).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2005
On tap in Nashville. A nice red color. Smooth mouthfeel with a light hoppyness and an additional citrus bite to it. It had that same metallic aftertaste that all of their beers had tonight. When the bartender foudn out I was on Ratebeer, he brought out an additional sampler of this from "the engine" instead of the tap. That second sampler was much nicer, with a hugely smoother and creamier quality, and none of that metallic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Hazy auburn topped with a good white head. Carmel malt aromas mostly, with some hops thrown in. Starts off pretty sweet with strong malts and a good balance of flowery hops. Long, bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet and malty but bitter and hoppy with a nice piney note. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
I liked it, but it did not blow my socks off. It was a bit hoppy, which was much nicer than most of the ambers out there. I enjoyed the balance in the beer. If you are an amber fan, this is definitely one of the better one’s out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Draft. Dark amber color with a medium white head that diminished slowly. Aroma was complex hops and a roasted tone. Flavor was medium hops and malt with medium sweet finish with a small citrus tone. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Hint of hops in the nose. Some sweet malt evident as well. Promising. Nice amber/red color. Nice lace. Hops! Now I know why it’s the 2nd highest rated Big River brew and the 11th highest in the state of TN. Still, there could be more flavor here. Needs to be sweeter to balance the Cascades.

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