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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,121 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2121
Reviews: 1120
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Raven3464:
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Raven3464

Japan

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The beer pours a dark amber/dirty brown color with minimal carbonation. Retention is good.

Smell: A mix of both sweet malts and and bitter hops can be detected along with a small pinch of bread and cherries.

Taste: The beer cycles through two main flavors. The first is a doughy malt flavor with a touch of spice. Secondly, the beer fades into sweet notes of caramel and ends with a slightly bitter hop kick.

Mouth feel: A bit watery considering the hop presence at the end. The feel does not accentuate the flavors as much at it should.

Overall: It is hard to review this beer relative to the style since "Red Ale" is kind of a vague, mutt of a beer genre in the first place. It was well balanced and enjoyable but not quite up to the standards set by other brews from the Bear Republic. I would recommend Hop Rod Rye or Racer 5 over this.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 14:48:44 | More by Raven3464
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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,121 ratings.