RATINGS: 1487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justm (164) - Essex, - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe at home. It pours a deep deep amber brown with a ruby red edge to it and a fluffy tan head which blooms then fades. A big pine resin aroma says Here I Am, Dink Me! with some orange marmalade notes playing in the background. Cheek-suckingly bitter at first, an incredibly smooth cherry caramel coffee (but not roast) flavour sweeps in with a little tangerine, leather and pine then suddenly fades. Then just when you think its all over, back comes the pine bitterness from the back of your throat, engulfing the whole mouth like a hoppy tidal wave. The aftertaste sees that same bitterness gradually fading to let the tropical fruit flavour I was anticipating struggle to the surface. This is a seriously hoppy beer, that has assaulted my palate and left it bowed but not beaten. Astonishingly good and absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, drunk in the comfort of my own dwelling. Its a deep brownish amber, clear with a magnificent off-white head. Lovely aroma: cherries, a touch of cinnamon, some glorious resinous esters. Sweet taste at first but the hoppy bitterness creates a barrier of dryness. Chocolate berry notes with an almost patchouli note in the aftertaste. Carbonation is extremely high. A magnificent creation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (1340) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Piana obfita, średnio trwała. Barwa herbaciano brązowa, klarowna. W aromacie karmel, orzechy, masło, herbata i dojrzałe owoce tropikalne. W smaku dokładnie to samo, płsłodkie, z ziołowym finiszem. Goryczka średnia, tytoniowo przyprawowa. Średnie wysycenie, lekko pikantne i mdłe w odbiorze.
Średnie piwo, nie wiem skąd tyle nagrd i wysokich ocen. Ewidentnie jest tu diacetyl, z tym tylko, że to chyba zamierzone (coś jak czeskie pilsy?). Niemniej mi to nie odpowiada i na pewno nie poprawia pijalności.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1186) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2017
12oz bottle from eden prairie liquor with commonmac during March madness. Murky red brown with off white head. Sugar and hop nose. Thicker sticky body. Resin hop, malt, rich, some bubble gum, and very slight biscuit cracker. Some grapefruit as well. Very bitter, but in a good way. Definitely a better way to do a red ale. Dont have to be a rocket scientist to know this is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1187) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle acquired at Eden Prairie Liquors and consumed during Day 2 of March Madness with commonshawn. Assertive hop aroma from the onset with resin, grapefruit, and other citrus notes. Attractive darker amber color with a light tan head (roughly a quarter finger). Taste is an interesting combination of seemingly multiple styles. There is an overarching bitter hop note presence but malty, caramel, toffee qualities act as much more than supporting actors as the sip progresses. Almost a background bourbon barrel characteristic that probably goes along with the alcohol bite coming through. Citrus rind bitterness and pine resin sticks around and dominates the aftertaste. Hard to classify this one as an amber ale...much more like a red IPA. I dont like space but I like this rocket fueled effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
33,5 cl bottle. Big off-white head on an opaque dark red beer. Aromas of malts, cookie and caramel contrasting with citrus and some slight menthol. Taste more or less follows, some grapefuit as well. Dont remember the menthol from earlier, brings down the taste a bit. Nice bitterness on the palate in the finish, fairly smooth for medium body and carbonation, maybe a little overcarbonated. Still longing for slightly less hoppiness, and just a bit more malt character, but nevertheless one of the best red/amber ales Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1391) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 9, 2017
0.355l bottle. Hazy dark orange body with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, pine, rose hips and toast. Taste of toast, caramel, grapefruit and pine. Light medium bodied with average carbonation. The grapefruit-like bitterbess stays for a long time after the sip. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (670) - - MAR 5, 2017
Exactly the kind of red that I love. Plenty of hoppy freshness - citrus, grapefruit and some pine - against a sweet caramel and biscuit malt. Goes down very easily. Could be dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (668) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2017
(Bottle) Foggy brown-red body with big tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt and dark fruit; cherry, prune. Medium body. Alcohol is up front; malty caramel, some pine; a little smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gotrebar (30) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
An all-around solid performer. Good colour, flavour, hop character, and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2554) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, toast, pine, some red berries, slight orange and subtle spicy hops. Taste of caramel, toast, resin, red berries, some jammy fruits, slight orange, a little grapefruit and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, fruity, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. A really flavourful amber ale, perfectly balanced. Lots of caramel and fruit with great citrus, spice and resinous hoppiness. Very nice.

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