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RATINGS: 1486   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4163) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. Dark amber-red color with a tan head. Malty hop taste with a nice bit of bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Poured adark red witha long lasting tan head. A heavy dose of american hops dominate the aroma and balance out the malty flavors. Once the hop bitterness fades a nice finish of caramel, cherry, fig and pine follow. For my tastes a little softer use of hops would make this an exceptional beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle. pours dark amber with a huge off- white head and good lacing. Aroma dominated by cascade hops with a backdrop of caramel and something I cant figure out.....rye maybe? Bold hoppiness in the flavor with a sweet caramel backbone. Finish is dry and bitter. Flavor lacks some complexity, but still a darn respectable beer....as long as you like hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (413) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Feb. 24, 2006; 22 oz. "bomber"

Ive liked everything Ive tried from this brewery so far, and this "hop-heads" delight is no exception. Dark, hazy red/amber. Hops dominate, but their influence is tempered by some sweet malts. The bitterness long outlasts the other elements though, making it seem stronger than 6.8% ABV -- and its sure to give the uninitiated taster a "bitter beer face!"

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
(02.09.06) One pint, 6 fl oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlos, Libertyville, IL. 6.8% ABV. Clear dark red amber hued Scottish ale having a small white head. Intense caramel and hop aromas. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and caramel/fruity/hop flavors. Some sharpness and hop bitterness develops in the middle. Finishes with light lingering bitterness. Smooth. Well-balanced. Nice firm malt foundation to support the hop bite. Simply delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2095) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Dark ruby red color with lasting white creamy head. Big hop/malt aroma. Smelling is very enticing. I know this gonna be a good brew!! Flavor is almost nutty malt and big full, well-developed hops. Big strong body and a very nice finish. A beautiful beer that easy very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
POurs with a deep red-brown body topped by a thin head with lots of lacing. Its sweet and malty but bitter and hoppy. Full of contrasting flavors. Some caramel shows through as well as a nice grapefruit and pine note. Medium to full bodied and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Pours dark read with a big head that is long lasting. The aroma is not as strong as expected, definitely a mix of hops and resins and a touch of roasted nuts. The flavor is dominated by a hoppy bitterness and roasted notes. The beer is full bodied and just carbonated enough. This beer is very unique still fairly smooth and drinkable on a lazy afternoon

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Deep ruby red color, slightly cloudy, with smallish light tan head. Aroma has fair amount of citrusy hops, dose of diacetyl, touch of caramel, with a bit of that overripe strawberry note that I associate with over-dryhopping (although I seem to be more sensitive to this than most). Flavor is malty, slightly chewy, with caramel and a round hoppiness. Finish is mildly bitter, mildly acidic, with a bit of alcohol bite. A decent brew, but doesnt overwhelm me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle: Smells of strawberries, sugar, a little hoppy, and a bit like Boppin Berry Hi-C. Reddish amber color. Average sized tan head. Good lacing. Flavor is a cornacopia of things such as malt, carmel, berry, sugar, hops, choclate, pine. I cant even describe it accuratly. Long finish is bitter and a bit dry, but tingles on the tongue. Full bodied. Average carbination. Overall, interesting, and good. Almost and I2PA, but with more malts.


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