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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,115 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2115
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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DaveAnderson

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4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not usually much of a malt guy. Give me a buffet of IPAs, and I'll converge on the citrusy hop bombs. This beer awakens something else in me. It's not Bear Republic's highest-rated beer, but it's the one I leap at the chance to drink again. We don't get it in MN, but I was in WI recently, and snagged some. I am so happy I did.

The beer is pretty to behold. It has a pipestone color with a dense, thick, tan head. But the smell is what intoxicates me. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted marshmallow, vanilla, butter, pastry, yeast -- and all with pine and tropical fruit in the background. But mostly it's the maltiness that gets me...

And the best part of all? Despite the smell, it's not really sweet. Hops are ample, and the bitterness lingers for quite a long time. The anticipation and the finish stand out in this beer. With each taste, I bury my nose in the glass and inhale for a bit before drinking, then sit and wait for the finish to...finish. It goes for a long time. I don't often take this long to drink a beer I don't find challenging.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 07:06:45 | More by DaveAnderson
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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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