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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 146   ABV: 4.87%
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Launching beer drinkers into space, one pint at a time. This amber ale is well balanced and very drinkable. With more hop aroma and flavor than the Cleary Red, this beer is sure to make you proclaim, "I rode the Rocket!"

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MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
[Growler] shared by Skyview. Clear gold pour with a soapy off white head. Grassy aroma. Not overpowering hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, with a nice, but not quite enough, hop quality.

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JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2008
From Skyview’s growler. Bitter, grassy hops. Orange color. Thin white head and light red color. A session beer with very low bitterness, not bad at all for what it is.

3
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2008
(growler from Skyview) Pours orange with a white head. Aroma has some pepper, citrus, and some graniness too. Taste is pretty weak with some light sweetness, very light hops, and a strong grainy finish. Medium mouthfeel.

3.1
badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Copper color with a thin head. Light orange aroma. Fairly grainy taste and a bitter, slightly acidic finish. Just a bit of orange flavor.

3.1
LinusStick (3485) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
A very hoppy and delicous beer for an amber. Aroma was a little weak but was all hops. Pour was a nice medium brown (dark for an amber) with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little thin in the front. Just barely a hint of caramel malt that, after the swallow bombards the tongue and throat with hop bitterness. Dry and bitter as it goes down. Very tasty and extreme for an amber ale.

3.9
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Nice beer! Didn’t expect this from my local brewpub. Drank this with an Englishman, and he commented on how well it would go over in the UK. Keep up the good work!! Nice floral hops, not overly hoppy, but just enough to keep the beer going.

3.3
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12/27/07 - Winter Road Trip ’07 - Draft sample at brewpub. Clear red/amber, thin white head w/ good lacing. Great floral nose, fruity as all can be. Tastes fruity and floral hoptasticness up front, some caramel, then a good earthy bitterness. Pretty dry. Not a bad bitter offering. Pretty one dimensional, all hops and some malt. Not overpowering. Tasty and sessionable.

3.5
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap. Great hop aroma, orange peel and grapefruit, sweet brown sugar malt. Deep amber-orange clear with off-white foamy laing head. Medium waery body with light carbonation. Starts with mild sweet maltiness and fruity fresh hops. Dies away quickly to a medium chalky bitterness and tongue-coating dry nutty after.

3.3
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours amber red with very little head. Sweet maltiness and some floral hops in the nose. A well-balanced beer. Sweet malt, maybe some caramel and the bitter hop flavor doesn’t really make itself known until the finish, which is kind of a citrus bitterness.

3.6
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On draught at the brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper penny amber brew with a creamy white head that has good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of light white bread malt, some herbs and plenty of grapefruit zest with piney hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with strong citrus/pine flavors that over-powers any malt flavors. Finish is quite bitter, with a lingering grapefruit zest aftertaste that makes this more like an IPA than an American Pale Ale.


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