Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by blackcompg:
4.23/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Just pours a finger of khaki head, body is a very slightly hazed red amber, the head recedes to a cap within a few minutes but still leaves nice webbed lacing covering the glass at the end of the session.
Smell - Dark fruits, juniper berry, toffee, warm baked bread, touch of soy sauce.
Taste - Nearly identical to the nose - juniper berry, dark fruits, baked bread, a touch of dark toffee, meadowy hops, a slight sourness of plumskins, finishes dried hay and breadcrust, and slight dried orange peels.
Mouthfeel - Nearly medium, this ale is really smooth and drinkable, carb is lower side of medium and has a creamy foaming texture, some crispness on the sides of the tongue, just cleansing to transition to a slightly dry, bitter finish.
Overall - This is a wonderfully balanced and complex red ale, with all of the flavors complimenting each other without being overly sweet. I find myself contemplative after each sip, enjoying the wonderful symphony of flavors, highly recommend!
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2012 04:02:13 | More by blackcompg
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4.11/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Red Rocket – Amber Ale (6.8%) - Bear Republic (California)
App: Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a big three finger tan head that retains really well and leaves a lot of lacing up the sides as it settles. No bubble stream.
Smell: Nose is mostly fruity hops aroma with a slight buttery malt character that is sweet and assertive. Hints of pine and grapefruit. Tiniest bit of alcohol.
Taste: Very sweet, somewhat toasted malt profile on the foretaste, progressing to a balanced true taste that showcases pleasant hops bitterness balanced agains some light toffee flavors. After taste is considerably more bitter, with a slight astringency due to the resinous nature of the hops. Flavors really open up as beer warms, with sweetness coming more to the front and making for a very drinkable hoppy amber with notes of toffee, pine and citrus.
Mouth: (Notes Missing)
Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Tulip. 2/21/14.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 00:07:26 | More by ZoomanCru
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,067 ratings.