Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Foam:
3.33/5 rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
I grabbed couple bottles of this stuff at my local bottle shop at the suggestion of the young guy working there .
Little does he know I am definetly NOT a bitter hops guy. When I saw "aggressively hopped" I kind of rolled my eyes and cringed but bought it anyway.
It says it's a Scottish ale on the label but in reality it's more of a red I.P.A. of sorts. I noticed one of the Alstrom Bros. called it a hybrid-style and yes, I agree.
I'd rather they left it a proper malty-sweet Scotch ale, proper . I don't think Scots ale brewers have any interest in their style being this bitter and hopped .
It's the west coast big-hop flavor aesthetic, I realize but, not my thing. Life is too short to have to grimace and wince as you're sipping some "aggressively hopped" beers ...
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2013 15:46:38 | More by Foam
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4.41/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at Tizley's in Poulsbo, WA. Poured into a pint pilsner. Clear deep red-brown color, nice one-finger head, then moderate lacing. Aroma is deep and inviting--malt, caramel, fruity, with mild floral hops. Flavor starts with malt and caramel, some toffee, nicely balanced, with moderate citrus hops finish. Mouthfeel is medium thin. Overall this is a really outstanding red ale, I really like it!
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 01:12:19 | More by Dsimenson
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,224 ratings.