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Rocket City Red - Straight To Ale

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 10
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: NODAK on 09-16-2012

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 10
Reviews by NODAK:
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3.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma was mildly fruity and bready. Fairly sweet. Pretty standard for the style really.

In my pint glass from the brewery, it pours a dark, blood red...with a thin but fairly tight head.

This is a very mild red ale, which I'm guessing is what they were going for by reading the website. They wanted a sessionable beer, which is certainly what this is. Mildly sweet in the body....but restrained and unremarkable. Kind of has an apple character. Hops are completely absent in this one....and when I say that, I mean that I do percept any at all. There's a slight note of chocolate malt near the finish....some breadiness appears on the finish as well, which is altogether pretty thin and watery.

This is fine, but wasn't worth the price I paid for the growler. I get trying to make an approachable, sessionable ale, but it doesn't have to be absent of flavor. (862 characters)

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On draft at Zoobrew, Jackson, MS (poured into a taster glass)

A: Rocket red for sure with a thin tan half finger head that dissipated fast. Decent lacing.

S: Bready malts, some cherries.

T: Follows nose with a lightly sweet and sessionable drinkability. Drinks more like an Irish red without the hop action.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: I was very pleasantly surprised with this new entry from STA. Since I was pouring at Zoobrew, I ended up blending RCR with a Brother Joseph and got a terrific taste from the two. Sweet and solid. (557 characters)

Rocket City Red from Straight To Ale
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