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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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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4.4
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dandm (59) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2016
This is a very big Amber and I think that explains its rating at the top of the style. Caramel malts upfront and pine, herbal hops at the back. Certainly reminds me more of a strong ale, maybe a Coopers Vintage. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2016
12 oz bottle at Uplands. Reddish copper color with off white head. Aroma is malty, burnt sugar, dark caramel, pine, grass and slight earthy herby notes. Taste is nicely balanced, herbs, piney hops, burnt sugar, dark caramel and bready malt leading to a malty finish. Nice, really nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (135) - - AUG 16, 2016
(8-15-16) Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass. Mahogany color highlighted by a burnt orange hue. Sustainable, creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and roasted malts on the nose. In tasting it there is a sweet and smooth caramel maltiness up front that immediately lends toward an explosion of pine hoppiness leaving the palate dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1424) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is caramel, with herbal, spicy, and rye hops. Flavor is similar, with more focus on the hops and less on the malts. Has a sneaky sort of carbonation, in that it takes my tongue a minute to notice it, with a light body. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samtzu (189) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a medium red with off white head. Mild rye and malt nose. An almost sweet taste with thr malt coming through again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lacho (72) - USA - JUN 29, 2016
Awesome beer. Looks like an Arrogant Bastard but darker, first taste is creamy, malty. Foam keeps caramel color and diminishes by the end. Will make it a regular.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours a dirty, hazy brown, rescued by a nice beige head leaving great lacing. Aroma is really good - dark fruits underneath an earthy, grainy caramel and brown sugar base. Taste is a mix of pine and earthy herbal rye, all mellowing quickly into a lightly toasted bready malt finish. This is much better out of the bottle. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (875) - - JUN 13, 2016
Had a sample at WOBFest 2016. Decent amber ale with a solid caramel flavor and pretty heavy carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4660) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/28/2016. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus peel/grassy bitterness; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and minimal hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth moderately sticky/creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding hoppy red ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Slightly hazy amber, strong tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, hops, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, tropical fruits bitterness, caramel. Piney bitterness aftertaste. Very good.


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