Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
2.78/5 rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Served on tap into a mason jar.
Looks nice and foamy. A deep mahogany brown with ruby tinged edges. 1 finger creamy-bubbled head, leaves behind some interesting lacing patterns. Tons of citric hop flavor and smell ambushes me repeatedly. Sadly, I find that the malt is simply too weak to hold up to the aggressive hopping. Everything seems out of balance to me, both in the nose and in the taste. I've had imperial IPAs that had much better balance between malts and hops than this thing. I can't even smell or taste the malt, this comes across to me as a poorly done IPA, not as a red ale. I can't find any yeasty bready presence at all. I can't find any malt at all. I'm left alone with one trick pony citric hops. Thankfully, there is an excellent and light refreshing mouthfeel, crisply carbonated. The texture is easily the strongest suit of this brew. I'm not impressed.
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2011 02:48:43 | More by WastingFreetime
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a great, and slightly-Americanised, red ale. Bear Republic claims it is "a bastardized Scottish red." It's a bit hoppier than what I think of in a red ale, but not disturbingly so - I find the balance to be pretty spot-on, myself.
This unfiltered red pours nicely, leaving a mountain of creamy head that slowly dissipated and left great lacing. Nose was of malty biscuit, bread-yeast, and some spicy hops. The taste was the "punch in the mouth" I expect from a good red ale, fiery and spicy. The mouthfeel is great, as the unfiltered ale makes for a nice thick texture and nicely carbonated.
I really like this and would have no probelm recommending it! 4's across the board!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:51:02 | More by slym
4.11/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a deep red with a prodigious light tan head. Great retention and lacing.
S: Floral, piney and mild spicy hop aroma with a sweet malt backbone. Abundant raisin and caramel come through nicely with a slight peppery note. Nice breadiness.
T: The first taste is sweet caramel with a slight orange citrus background. The hops quickly come into play with a floral and pine flavor but not overwhelming. Ever-so-slight acidic bite with a nice lingering mild bitterness and bread crust flavor. Caramel and pine linger on the palate in a semi dry finish.
M: Medium body brew with a slight velvety texture. Almost no tannins. Good medium carbonation.
O: Very nice beer. Very complex and very well balanced. Leans a slight bit to the bitter side but barely. Multiple layers of flavor play across the palate as you drink this beer. I like the subtle drying finish. This is a beer I would recommend to someone who likes hop flavor but not the bitter bite of an IPA. It is one of the best examples of the style I've had, without a doubt.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 21:25:16 | More by slusk
4.61/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into BarrelHouse Brewing pint glass
A: Pours a gorgeous deep ruby red, slightly hazy, with a moderate amount of fluffy tan head that laces very nicely.
S: Sweet malt mixed with citrus and floral hop notes, and a little spice note of some kind that reminds me of some Scottish ales I've tried before.
T: Wonderful big citrus and floral hop punch off the bat, a nice toasted malt sweetness behind it, and a little bit of a grapefruit and pine bitterness on the finish. To me, this is a more hop forward beer.
M: Medium body, moderate carbonation
O: Given the bottle description and name I was expecting a little milder maltier brew. That being said, this is right in my wheelhouse as a hoppy amber ale. Love it!
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 02:47:37 | More by RyanK252
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,250 ratings.