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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,113 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2113
Reviews: 1119
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)
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beerdrifter

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear and bright ruby-copper pour with nice lasting head and great lacing. Very earthy nose with lots of dark caramel malt and a touch of fruitiness. Lots of pine sap in the taste complemented nicely with roasty, caramel malts and a touch of biscuit and molasses. The balance is great, with a nice bitter hop bite coexisting with the sweet malt. This one definitely improves as it warms. The mouthfeel is a bit chewy and resiny, but creamy smooth at the same time. A very drinkable beer from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 14:20:48 | More by beerdrifter
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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,113 ratings.