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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces it’s 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 Festival® Other Strong Ales or Lagers - SILVER 1998 Great American Beer Festival® Other Strong Ales - SILVER

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justm (164) - Essex, - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe at home. It pours a deep deep amber brown with a ruby red edge to it and a fluffy tan head which blooms then fades. A big pine resin aroma says ’Here I Am, Dink Me!’ with some orange marmalade notes playing in the background. Cheek-suckingly bitter at first, an incredibly smooth cherry caramel coffee (but not roast) flavour sweeps in with a little tangerine, leather and pine then suddenly fades. Then just when you think it’s all over, back comes the pine bitterness from the back of your throat, engulfing the whole mouth like a hoppy tidal wave. The aftertaste sees that same bitterness gradually fading to let the tropical fruit flavour I was anticipating struggle to the surface. This is a seriously hoppy beer, that has assaulted my palate and left it bowed but not beaten. Astonishingly good and absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (635) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown from a bottle with a thick egg nog colored head, leaving good lacing. Big caramel/toffee flavor, lots of bitterness but not overly so. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. The nose has some toasted pine, grainy bread. Medium sweet flavorbwith toasted grains, earth, some line cleaner, pine, orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, some more pine, earth, old city’s, grainy bread. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5211) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear deep red pour with thin lacy white head. Aroma is really malty, super red, light piney resinous aromas. Taste is bitter, toasted grain, very resinous. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3647) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Bear Republic. Almost clear copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, toast, toffee and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of citrus, red berries and toast. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Pours a copper-golden with a short, light tan head. Grapefruit nose with a faint accent of umami. Full mouthfeel with a light, fine burn. Heavy on the toasted malt. Toffee and grapefruit flavor. Gets a little hop hot at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1611) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle shared from AA. Big malty, caramel flavors stand out but nice piney, juicy hops match well. I was pretty lit by this point, but I remember the heavy body. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2108) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Tap at matchbox, palm springs. Dark reddish brown color, white head. Aroma has lots of malts and hops. Malty, some roasty notes, caramel, big hoppy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle in LA. Hoppy amber ale. Not sure where that bastardised scotch ale is. Decent amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1112) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Clear dark amber pour, thin tan head. Malt and hops in a tug of war for the nose. Bittersweet. Middle is big roasted malt footprint, sweet caramel notes, toffee lurking at the edges. Finish leans sweet, but there is still some piney kick there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle to glass. Deep murky red with white head. Pine, earthy malt, bread, caramel, and some sort of light fruit I can’t quite put my finger on. Persimmons, maybe? Oily mouthfeel, bitter finish, and pretty heavy. One to enjoy slowly.

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