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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Very dark orangish red color with a fairly large off-white head. Extremely hoppy aroma with a hint of sweet malt. Flavor is not as strong as I would expect from the aroma, but consists of fairly strong grapefruit hopps bitterness and lightly malty flavors. Nice medium carbonation, and a fairly dry finish. Pleasant, but not quite what I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2004 Malty, fruity, spicy and hoppy aroma, heavy with brown sugar sweetness and mingling with butterscotch, cinnamon, tart orange, tangerine and grapefruit, caramel, milk chocolate, a slight roastiness, herbal, spicy hop and some faint yeast notes and woodiness. Deep, dark red-brown color, unfiltered but lacking much sedimentation, with a good-sized creamy, uneven, off-white head and spectacularly thick lacing. Malty, toasty and sweet to start, becoming tart and fruity with suggestions of orange, apricot and white raisin, and turning substantially earthy, hoppy, spicy and moderately bitter. Aftertaste is balanced and rather complex, all of the above ingredients just kind of hanging around for various intervals of time, showing a bit of aggressive hop here, some reddish malt there. Interesting mouthfeel, smooth and creamy but effervescent with the tiny bubbles creating an intriguing backdrop for the multitude of flavor attributes. Quite a unique beer, proving more difficult to rate than most, it's features somehow elusive yet prominent, like a sense memory that remains tantalizingly just out of reach...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2003
in feeble light, i had to guess that this wooly-topped brown pour was as solid as a totem pole grizzly bear-- with the reddish blush of dusk lightly warming the edges. closer inspection and greater wattage however reveals lots of murky peach tones and a snow dome's worth of dancing detritus within. aroma is an even blend of tanin-touched malts and orange peel hop bitters. it's a strawbroom that's been brushed with smoked molasses and mixed with apple juice and vodka. soft carbonation entertains without favoritism both tea bitterness and chutney sweetness in the flavor. those heavy monk's bread malts and lemony hops and yeast are bold and yet there is a watery feel as well. like a spider playing 'twister', it manages to cover all the requisites of several beer types simultaneously with effortless balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium-sized yellowish beige head. Had a grapefruit dominant aroma with a citrus and hoppy flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Deep amber red, very nice creamy head. Aroma initially of grapefruit with some roasted malt, and a touch of something sweet. Became smokier as it warmed. Flavors also evolved tremendously, starting with a citric hop quality, then in the middle stages had quite a bit of roasty tang to it. The end had a smoky malt sweetness with some balancing earthy hops. An interesting beer to drink, quite good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (3332) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Bottle: Nice smokey, carmel nose. Great clean dark amber color, though I poured last bit in seperate glass got some sediment. Small to no head. Great smokey malt & pine citrus(grapefruit) mix. Smooth, tad creamy dryish smokey finish. Wow, nice mix of styles. Another great brew from Bear Republic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark russet color with a majorly thick finger high head of tight cream colored froth that installs itself on top; slowly puffed away form the center outwards where a thin skim and fairly thick collar stay present the whole glass through and lacing in webby sheets that sticks well at first but then disintegrate more as it goes. Aroma is pleasant of a nice leafy hop bringing a smooth woody earthy dryness over the top of some dulled fruityness and toasted, nearly burnt malts. Taste has a very nice balance of toasted malts and grassy/woody dry hops, starts smooth and lightly sweet of malts as it turns toasted with a substantial building over the palate of the toastyness with the wood dryness sneaking in just past midway and making a home through to the finish where it mixes nicely with notes of dulled dried fruit of apricot, peach, and raisin, and finishes with an overall super nice earthy dryness and texture. Feel is close to full, detains a smoother start then raises from there into the drying finish, slim toastyness lingers. This is a very good amber, one of the better ones I've had with a nice dry hop profile that was hardly bitter in any form, just some tiny glimmers of bite that made this a very nice drinker with a certain complexity that was favorable to my palate. Good stuff eh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Pours a beautiful deep ruby red, with a mostly lasting creamy tan head that laces lightly. Aroma is toasted malts, caramel and a slew of piney hops. Flavor mostly toasted malts, with a hint of sweet caramel, the middle and end brings in an onslaight of pine & citrus from the hops. Big, full body, goes down easy, flavors linger nicely on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Caramelly amber. Deep and hoppy, with both nice bitterness and flavor. There is a slight touch of smokiness in the background. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2003
22 oz. Bottle. Poured a dark ruby red color with a long lasting tan head. The lacing was amazing! Deep in flavor, rich in hops and overall it was delicious!


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