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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,247 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,247
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 99
Gots: 108 | FT: 4
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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Reviews by delta490:
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delta490

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- a deep red with a thick lighter tan head that lasts a while a leaves nice lacing.

S- Deep and robust malt aroma with a nice hoppy aroma in the background.

T- A vibrant malt backbone balances the strong, but well-balanced hops. There is also a subtle pepper-y flavor that is imparted by the rye. Certainly not overwhelming but noticeable and enjoyable.

M- Smooth. No carbonation noted. Not too heavy or thin but just right.

O- An excellent ale. I've had it bottled, as well, and while that is very good, this beer shines on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 13:06:42 | More by delta490
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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slym

North Carolina

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

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Missouri

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Virginia

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Massachusetts

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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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!

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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,247 ratings.