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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,218 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,218
Reviews: 1,126
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 93
Gots: 104 | FT: 4
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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GarrisWH

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep, brownish amber with an off-white, creamy head. The head is somewhat small, but retains well and leaves some nice lacing behind.

S - Piney, citric hops noticeable at first, balanced by some toasty, caramel malt. I generally prefer red ales on the hoppier side, and this one has a nice, bold hop character.

T - Rich, toasty caramel malts come through up front, leading into bold piney, grassy, and slightly citric hop flavors. The hops add a decent bit of bitterness to this brew, but the ample malt keeps it feeling very balanced overall. Finish lends some more bitterness with a nice blend of the toasty malts and pine lingering into the aftertaste.

M - Medium-bordering on full-bodied with a very smooth feel. The carbonation is well done on this one.

D - A very tasty red ale with BIG flavor. I really like how this one manages to combine big hop flavor with great balance. Another very solid offering from Bear Republic.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 03:18:00 | More by GarrisWH
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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,218 ratings.