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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Red Rocket is lively and up front, with a malt-inspired body and a crisp finish. Its character comes from a blend of Perle, Willamette and Cascade hops. Dry hopped with Cascade for a refreshing aroma.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
One of my early BA reviews. Appearance: A pale orange color with a slight haze. Bubbles rise quickly and constantly to the surface, but there is no significant head. Smell: The smell of the glass itself seems stronger than the beer, unless the beer smells like glass. Slightly dry with a subtle bitterness. Nothing notable in terms of fruity or piney smells. Malt seems to dominate. Taste: Dry and bitter. Malt dominates, with only (slightly lemony) bitterness giving any indication that hops were used at all. The finish is almost entirely pale malt flavor. Kind of like what youíd expect from a bottle if it were just labeled "Beer." Mouthfeel: Medium body, but possibly just very very carbonated. Prickly in a way. Drinkability: About average. It wonít kick your tastebuds much, but it could be good with a burger or something. If youíre only drinking beer, youíll probably get bored of the flavor unless itís being used primarily as a social lubricant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Out of the bottle--looks nice in an ale glass; medium coppper with a decent head. Whee! That first sniff packs a nice wallop of tastes to come. Seems slightly watery at first but the Cascade hopping fills in nicely. It would be mighty easy to put a lot of these away on a hot day...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Poured with no head and little carbonation. Iím wondering if I got a bad bottle. This tasted very metallic on the front end and had a lingering, roasted malt aftertaste, with little hop flavor at all. I had expected a big hop flavor, because many of the Colorado brewers are extreme-hopping even their pales. Iím fine that there wasnít a lot of hop to this--itís more in keeping with the pale ale style. But itís the watery, metallic taste that is ultimately dissatisfying.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Medium head, pours to an orange-red color. This beer smelled really good. There are hints of apricots. It is not a hoppy pale ale, and is smooth and kind of creamy. However, overall, this beer didnít have a lot of character or a lot of flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
from brewery in taster. Looks like light apricots. Some head. Smells pretty good. Tastes not so good. Hardly any hops noticable. Pretty weak pale ale compared to what i have been drinking (a lot of Daleís!) Overall 4 of 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
This is a great pale ale that goes great with dinner. Nice copper pour with a malty aroma. The flavor is mildly hoppy and smooth. I would recommend this one to anyone who likes local pales or well balanced beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
This is a good APA but tasted much better at the brewery than it does in the bottle. The hop character is aggresive for a pale ale but itís to my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 26, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Morganís. Drank on 8/17/06. Very clear, solid copper. Not really much red about it. 1 cm. creamy off white head. Drops fairly quickly to a thin layer of foam. Aroma - dominant grainy, malty, cerealy aroma. Tiny bit of sweetness, not much hops. Flavor - moderate up front bitterness. Fairly balanced in the middle, but towards bitterness. After the swallow is a dominant grainy, cerealy malt flavor - no real hop flavor. Palate - pretty light, good carb. Overall - Itís OK, but not great. I enjoy it, but for an APA I donít get much hop character at all. Maybe more like an EPA or ESB. Good beer, just not hoppy enough for an APA. Could use a little more body too.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2004
I thought it had a nice smooth taste and a great redish apperance. However, I just can't get past how watery it was for an APA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danfosha (50) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Pretty mild tasting pale ale. I taste the requisite hops, but on this tasting not much else.


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