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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Aroma is hoppy to the max! Hazy reddish brown, small cream head. Full hops taste, lots of that citrus crunch. Malt is present and appreciated. Well balanced, full bodied. Lovely example. Thanks for bringing this one IPFreely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Im rather surprised that no one talks about the peaty character which provides the richness under all those hops. There is some real Scottish ale character to this. What makes it extremely fun is the west coast hops which give spice and citrus twang. Really wonderful stuff. Drank it while watching the movie Straw Dogs--fitting, as both the beer and the movie focused on the intersection of British and American style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 trappist glass: fantastic aroma of a sweet and spicy forest. great taste as well. soapy, but nice head with good lacing. dark brown body with red highlight. tastes like a spicy ale. it has a nice creamy palate with a bite! grapefruit, pine, burning wood from a campfire. american strong ale? egh, "bastardized scottish" thats more like a pale red. i guess. i like it a lot! ----- UPDATE 9/11/08: very twangy dark fruit aroma and flavor, with some caramel; very creamy; interestingly different... I certainly see the Red and Scottish influence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
This beer is all about the hops - but just enough maltiness is present to show some attempt at balance. Dark clear amber body with a full cream colored head. Strong piney hop aroma accompanied by a nearly hidden malt. Initial strong hop flavor with a bit a malt added for balance followed by a dry hoppy and slightly roasty aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2004
Honey, sweet ale, characteristic hop element, rater grassy kind of hops. Hoppy, well made bitterness. That medium bodied ale got malt as a backbone to crowning hops. Nice fusion. Very drinkable, well balanced ale. Highly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Slightly hazy red-amber colour. Big aroma of west coast hops. Flavour has a nice roasty dark malt backbone to hold up the hoppy front end. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Deep reddish brown color, tan head. Lots of sweet, dark malts and big green hops. The flavor was almost too hoppy. Fuller body, bitter finish, dry. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
thanks to TimDoug for this one! Body is dark amber with some red hues in it. Nice foamy white head. Aroma is super hoppy with some sewwtness. Taste is hops bitterness with some sweet hints. A great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
Clear dark amber. Finger of beige foam. Big, hoppy aroma w/ some underlying sugary malt. Resiny feel. Big, hoppy flavour w/ good malt background. Also has some peaty notes & a dry, lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 2011-12-03. Brown headless body. 3+ Nice hoppy aroma, green leafy touches, mild malt. 7+ Similar flavour, modest bitterness throughout. 7+ Modest malt with a kiss of rye. Average bodied palate. Decent. 7+/3/7+/3/15+ 3.5 Cask at Goodbar, Buffalo

2004-05-XX. Dark brown amber colour with a big hoppy aroma, which also dominate the flavour. Lots of malt present but the essence of this beer is overwhelmingly hoppy. Liked this one a lot. 10/3/8/3/17 Bottler shared at RB Gathering at DougShoemakers


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