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RATINGS: 1479   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with reddish tints and a large tan head. Harsh earthy hop aroma. Overly aggressive and harsh earthy hop flavors. If this was a wine I might think that it just wasnt ready to drink yet. Unimpressed and dissappointed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
On tap at the brewery...which makes it taste better of course. Nice red brown pour with a decent sized head. Caramel, cholcolate, hops and some citrus....and it tastes just wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Reddish brown color, medium sized white head. Citrusy hop aromatics. Malty sweet nose, followed by a huge caramel malt flavor with equally large Cascade type hops. Finish is a slight lingering sweetness muted by a building bitter mouthcoat. Mouthfeel is pretty lackluster for an American strong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma is loaded with malt with chocolate, caramel, molasses, and some light hops. Pours a reddish-brown with some transparency and an off-white head. Caramel and chocolate up front with a roasty rye and hop finish. Hops linger into the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6509) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Poured with a monstrous rocky head, over a highly sedimented dark red beer. The aroma is a striking cross of caramel and light hop, but the flavor is full-on caramel malt ... but then comes that little hop tingle in the aftertaste. This is big-bodied and big-flavored, not for the meek.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2005
22 oz bottle. Pours with a huge head that lasts. Tarnished penny in color with crystal clarity. Aroma, like the flavor, has an excellent balance between sweet maltiness and lingering hop bitterness, being big on both accounts. Overall, an excellent brew (better than Arrogant Bastard) that Ill look forward to once NC pops that annoying 6% cap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2568) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Nice dense head of fine bubbles. Creamy on top. Light carbonation. Roasty aroma with roasted grains, hint of soy sauce and dry dog food. Malts become more prevalent as the brew warms. Color is a very dark reddish brown. Dry and roasty flavors. Dry roasted peanuts, a little bitterness and a touch of sweet malts. Slightly chalky. Dry and bitter finish with a lingering roasted flavor. Hides its alcohol well. A decent brew but not all that special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enormo (25) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Nice deep amber color with a frothy tan head. Noticed a ton of floatiies in the first, second, and third pour. They coverd the bottom of my glass. Piney hop aroma, almost like a barley wine. Taste was well balanced with hops and malt with a somewhat short and sweet finished. A little light in body, but overall: Very well done, I was pleasently surprised by this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Dark and slightly hazy ruby color, with a thick off-white head. Unusual aroma of caramel, cherries, hops, and vanilla. Medium body, malty, metallic and bitter, again unique. Feels like a cross between an amber ale, an IPA, and a dubbel. Another great beer from this underrated brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle - deep ruby body with a smallish beige head. The head was quickly gone. Deeply malty aroma - very barleywine-ish. Is that a word? Also quite fruity. I get cherries. Pretty fizzy mouthfeel. Grassy flavored hops come through as the brew warms. Very nice malty sweetness. Good!


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