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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces its 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2007
On tap. Pour a very attractive dark red and brown that had nice depth to it. The head was thin, white and only hung around for a bit before retreating to the edges, leaving spotty lacing down the glass. The aroma was top notch. A super nice blend of soft citrus notes like tangerine combine with sugary malt and piney hops. Unfortunately the flavor didnt find the balance that the aroma did. The sugary malt and citrus were dominated by the very dry piney hops. Good mouthfeel. On the verge of being a really great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Pours brown with an average fizzy white head. Aroma is moderately hoppy with some citrus, scotch and sweet malts. Smells great! The flavour is a near perfect blend of hops and malt. Palate is nice and creamy. An awesome beer and one of my favourites. Bear Republic continue to impress.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2007 Malty and sweet. Strong malty scent. Dark blood-red glow to it in the glass. Big visible chunks of sediment. Medium head. Good lacing. Difficult taste to evaluate; Ive no experience with Scottish red ales and in any event this is one is not supposed to be typical of the style. I want to say its well balanced, in that I taste both the hop and the malt--but the tastes on both sides are strong. How can you have a bitter hoppy kick AND strong sweet maltiness at the same time? This beer shows you can. Not sure I like it completely but I love the fact that this brewery goes all out in its brews. (The feel on the palate matches the taste: lasting malty smoothness, stinging hop, light warming alcohol.) Overall: Weird. Likable. Admirable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Do these guys make bad beer? Another outstanding beer from them. This beer is seriously helping my back problem and I am heading back for another bottle when this one is finished. There are other beers that Ill never drink again and this isnt one of them.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Havent gotten off of my ass(on the couch that is, and then come over here and sit back down on my ass, but this time in front of the computer) and written a review in awhile, so welcome back to me. I have enjoyed Bear Republic beers since moving to Virginia(were not available in Florida) and certainly the Red Rocket continues that tradition. Pours a rich, sherried honey color with a pleasent, tight head. Nice, pungent aroma of toasted hazelnut and spicy rye. Hits the mouth with an initial dry bitterness that quickly steps aside to make room for a smooth, nutty, caramel-tinted body and a come-hither finish. I must drink deeply again and again. Tasty. A robust Americanized red ale that would rock long and hard at any meat-heavy, eating-time gathering.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadje (209) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2015 WOW... 22 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark amber/red color. A nice creamy head. Starts out like a really good amber beer and then has a hoppy finish like a really good IPA. The best beer I have had so far. The bottle says to drink at a temp of 45-55 degrees. Took it out of fridge and let it sit out for 30 minutes before pouring in a glass and enjoying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
This may have been an old bottle and I do not believe it was stored properly at the liquor store where it was purchased, but here goes. Pours a really dark red with a huge pillowy head that takes a few minutes to dissipate. Aroma is sugary malts and floral hops, very pleasing. Taste is hops, carmel malts, some fruits and a little roastiness. Taste is slightly cardboard which makes me think this bottle had been on the shelf a little too long. Slightly off tasting aftertaste hurt drinkability a little. Seems like a very good beer. I will adjust this review as soon as I can find some fresher product.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap at Bear Republic. Pretty red color, faint aroma, caramel taste, not enough hops for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
22oz bottle pours dark copper in color with a healthy offwhite head that stays for a bit and laces some. Nice aroma of caramel malts, some grapefruit notes as well and maybe a little peat. Flavor is caramel, molasses, toffee, and grapefruit. Very smooth on the palate and quite easy drinking. Slight bitterness at the finish. Soft carbonation gives this a nice smooth mouthfeel too. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Slightly hopped and malty aroma. Hazy red with a medium head. Medium palate. Good caramel malt flavor with a hop bite and a somewhat rye flavor coming through.


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