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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,109 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2109
Reviews: 1119
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces it's 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001)
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Reviews by BrownAleMale:
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Horny Goat pint glass

Appearance- A deep mahogony to amber color with a slight haze. The fluffy off white head is about a half finger and only dissipates a little leaving decent lacing.

Smell- First a tart hop smell kicks you in the nose and then subtle sweet carmel scent comes through the finish. Also some char and bread malt towards the end.

Taste- A sweet carmel and bready hits the front of the tounge and is finished with a long mellow smoke. I do have to admit that the finish came from left field as I expected the tart hop that I smelled to be in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Nice medium to heavy body with a perfect amount of carbonation that makes this a pretty easy on the palate.

Overall- Have to say that I was disapointed with the mellow smoke finish. I think the hops definitly needed to be present to create a better balance. I will also say that I got this as a single from the grocery store and that it may have been sitting for a while allowing the hops to fade. I will revisit and update if nessicary.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:10:38 | More by BrownAleMale
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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wanted to expand my experience to red ales so I checked BA and this one had a good rating so I bought it. This is a great full bodied Ale that could easily become a favorite. It has just enough hoppyness and not to much, the finish is very smooth. The enjoyment is increased if you get your nose in it as you drink. What a great beer to share with friends that have never heard of it!

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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A : red orange pour. Lots of yellow head with mod retention. Cloudy reddish/ orange

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M: good full feel. Mod crisp and mod carbs

O: good beer solid effort. But smell hides it true colors of essentially an IPA or APA . Scottish style is a little of a stretch. So it is good but not actually the style listed, if that is a fault. Of course on the label it says it breaks " all style molds". Agree. So to be a red IPA.

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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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