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Rocket Red Ale - Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Rocket Red Ale
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 03-27-2002)
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Reviews by hooligan:
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hooligan

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chill hazed ruby red beer with a thick head that mellows down to a soapy lace.

Caramel upfront with smells of pennies and grapefruit.

Clean green apple and a dry caramel/toffee. Slight cloying at the end, cleaned up slowly by the hop.

Thin bodied, slight fizz, just about right for the style.

This beer was just about perfect for expectations of a red ale. Very tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2008 03:11:45 | More by hooligan
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2014 20:03:59 | More by insearchofhops
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-10-2014 03:21:54 | More by Lare453
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2014 15:31:49 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2014 04:03:58 | More by nickfl
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griffiam03

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-19-2014 20:43:36 | More by griffiam03
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

02-13-2014 01:03:02 | More by Kevincredible
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MO5290

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-03-2014 00:37:13 | More by MO5290
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meehandennis

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-13-2013 01:56:16 | More by meehandennis
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-04-2013 04:15:45 | More by DruC4
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MyMu

New York

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA in an area where good beer is hard to find. I alway stop in when I am in town for work or vacation. Friendly and knowlegable staff at the bar.

Color is a deep red. Hops come thorugh well with flavor and aroma.

This beer has deservingly won a few medal over the years.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 12:58:00 | More by MyMu
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-23-2013 14:53:11 | More by dgherm
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-11-2013 22:04:15 | More by rondufresne
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-10-2013 15:45:16 | More by petermethot
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Gmann

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2013 19:45:16 | More by Gmann
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-13-2013 02:02:38 | More by MPSTARR
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

05-08-2013 07:36:41 | More by beernads
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Trevormcraig

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-08-2013 12:40:15 | More by Trevormcraig
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-17-2012 20:56:27 | More by twbeecher
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Big River Bar & Grille (Disney) in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear dark amber to red in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense off-white head that has very good retention properties leaving about a half finger of head covering the entire surface of the beer. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: There is a pleasant earthiness to the aroma of this beer with lighter notes of caramel malts and pine/resin + citrus hop notes.

T: The flavors start out with a light amount of caramel malt sweetness that is followed by a pleasant amount of hop flavors - I detect the taste of earthy hops as well as lighter hints of citrus and pine. There is a moderate amount of lingering bitterness in this beer.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry and crisp.

O: While not exactly refreshing, this beer was quite enjoyable and had a very pleasant aroma and flavor. The beer is easy to drink and could be sessionable, assuming that you are not sitting outside in the hot FL afternoon sun.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2012 03:29:39 | More by dbrauneis
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-24-2012 19:38:12 | More by kaelingirl
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JayQue

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer with lunch at the Disneyworld Boardwalk Big River Brew Pub. I liked this one better than the Brown Ale. Reddish amber color, medium size white head. Average lacing and retention.

Mild, pleasant hoppy aroma. Tastes pretty good. Nice balance between citrus/piney hops and sweet caramel malts. Goes down easy as a red ale should.

Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit light. Overall a pretty good beer with food. Wouldn't mind it as a session beer either. A nice find at Disney World.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 01:53:55 | More by JayQue
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-08-2011 19:31:11 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2011 21:31:37 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At a recent trip with my family to Disney, Big River's Red Rocket Ale arrived at the table in a pint glass. This beer is a lovely red amber tint, very clear with a nice big creamy head that falls slowly leaving decent lacing in it's wake.

The aroma has nice freshly baked bread, caramel and citrus tones.

The flavor has a good hop presence, close to IPA territory but nicely balanced with the caramel malt body. Citrusy hops round out the slightly nutty malts that also have a nice freshly baked bread presence as well.

The mouthfeel is medium, very smooth and perfectly carbonated.

What a great beer to round out the evening at Disney, and make no mistakes, you won't find better beer than this in your stay in the parks. An excellent Red Ale!

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 23:57:23 | More by BlackBearForge
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Rocket Red Ale from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
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