beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Sampled on 10/6/2012. This American Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with some citrusy hops. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruiy, bready and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance of hops and malts. Decent Pale Ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Great pale ale. Coppery color, thin fizzy head. Light nose. Decent mounthfeel. A bit of malts and decent hopping. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
On tap at the Bristol Brewing Company. Amber color with mild citrus hop on the nose. Bitter dry hopped body with a faint citrus finish. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Clear copper color with a 1 finger head. Mild aroma of cascade hops and bready malts. Nice taste of caramel sweet malts with a nicely bitter pine hop taste to finish. 101606 philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bristol’s Red Rocket Pale Ale--Lively, hoppy, crisp. Enjoy! Brewed Fresh In Colorado Springs.--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.13% ABV. 28 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Club Selection February, 2007. Light Bottle Conditioned sediment hazes clear gold color ugly amber brown color. Thin mild lace head. Fruit ester hop front. Crisp crusty thin dry sweet caramel fruit ester zesty mild biscuit Amber Ale body. Refreshing crisp balanced mild hop spice citrus hint end. Sampled 12/22/2008.
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Light amber. Mellow floral aroma is fairly appetizing. Mild bitterness. Floral, light bready malts on the palate. Good, balanced example. drjay44 (3678) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 01/2014. Pours a medium, ivory, well retained hed, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is light pine, resin, citrus peel from the hops, light toasted malts with toast, biscuit tones, very light hints of toffee/caramel, minimal esters from the yeast....taste is light toffee/caramel sweetness with cereal tones. leading to a lightly floral, pine, resin, citrus peel moderate bitterness, minimal esters.....mouth feel, body is light of medium, clean light acid finish, low carbonation, with a clean smooth finish. This is a nicely balanced example of the style. It is a bit light on malt and hop complexity and could use more in both backbones. Would suggest adding more Cascade for the dry hopping, and a bit of crystal/caramel malt to up malt complexity and body. BJCP 7/3/15/4/6. jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
This is a good APA but tasted much better at the brewery than it does in the bottle. The hop character is aggresive for a pale ale but it’s to my liking. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
This along with the Laughing Lab was easily the best brew that I had on my visit to Colorado Springs several years back. A very light and smooth session beer with not a ton of flavor to it, but just enough to get the job done. Solid effort by these guys. Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2009
copper pour from a 12oz bottle, the last several reviewers describe it perfectly, miminal head, little lacing, hoppy aroma and malty body with a decent bitterness and medium cabronation. In other words, a good american pale ale.