Hereford & Hops Hop Rocket Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 146   ABV: 4.87%
Launching beer drinkers into space, one pint at a time. This amber ale is well balanced and very drinkable. With more hop aroma and flavor than the Cleary Red, this beer is sure to make you proclaim, "I rode the Rocket!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
[Growler] shared by Skyview. Clear gold pour with a soapy off white head. Grassy aroma. Not overpowering hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, with a nice, but not quite enough, hop quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (5806) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2008
From Skyview’s growler. Bitter, grassy hops. Orange color. Thin white head and light red color. A session beer with very low bitterness, not bad at all for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2008
(growler from Skyview) Pours orange with a white head. Aroma has some pepper, citrus, and some graniness too. Taste is pretty weak with some light sweetness, very light hops, and a strong grainy finish. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
[Growler, thanks Skyview] Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is a little sweet with a decent amount of hoppiness and quite a bit of grain. The taste is not as good with the grainy malt dominating. Medium-thin mouthfeel. Drinkable, but the taste was really not good compared to the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Copper color with a thin head. Light orange aroma. Fairly grainy taste and a bitter, slightly acidic finish. Just a bit of orange flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
A very hoppy and delicous beer for an amber. Aroma was a little weak but was all hops. Pour was a nice medium brown (dark for an amber) with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little thin in the front. Just barely a hint of caramel malt that, after the swallow bombards the tongue and throat with hop bitterness. Dry and bitter as it goes down. Very tasty and extreme for an amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Nice beer! Didn’t expect this from my local brewpub. Drank this with an Englishman, and he commented on how well it would go over in the UK. Keep up the good work!! Nice floral hops, not overly hoppy, but just enough to keep the beer going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12/27/07 - Winter Road Trip ’07 - Draft sample at brewpub. Clear red/amber, thin white head w/ good lacing. Great floral nose, fruity as all can be. Tastes fruity and floral hoptasticness up front, some caramel, then a good earthy bitterness. Pretty dry. Not a bad bitter offering. Pretty one dimensional, all hops and some malt. Not overpowering. Tasty and sessionable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap. Great hop aroma, orange peel and grapefruit, sweet brown sugar malt. Deep amber-orange clear with off-white foamy laing head. Medium waery body with light carbonation. Starts with mild sweet maltiness and fruity fresh hops. Dies away quickly to a medium chalky bitterness and tongue-coating dry nutty after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours amber red with very little head. Sweet maltiness and some floral hops in the nose. A well-balanced beer. Sweet malt, maybe some caramel and the bitter hop flavor doesn’t really make itself known until the finish, which is kind of a citrus bitterness.

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