Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Spider889:
3.78/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I was disappointed to see no freshness date on this one, but as a single it seemed worth a shot.
Poured a deep red, almost brown color - think real maple syrup (not the fake Aunt Jemimah's). The head was large and very dark mocha cream almost like that of a dark stout. Left wonderful thin whips of lacing all the way down the glass.
Smelled primarily of hops - you can tell it's a Bear Republic, and this smelled like they had done a black IPA with Racer 5. Subtle malts are there, but it's almost all hops - sweet citrus like grapefruit and tangerine.
The taste is much of the same, it's very hop bitter with sweet roasted malt notes with some wood and smooth whiskey. The hops dominate and almost smother the more delicate malts and spicing.
Mouthfeel is light bodied. This brew is very thin with almost no carbonation. Very dry and sticky.
Drinkability isn't bad, but this ultimately wasn't as special as I hoped. At several dollars more than a sixer of Racer 5 I find myself thankful I didn't buy a six pack of this beer. If I had to choose, next time I'd just reach for the Racer 5. They taste very similar anyways.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2010 07:27:31 | More by Spider889
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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.