Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by doppelmeup:
3.93/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: This ale poured a rich mahogony with a gorgeous, rich thick pillowy head. As I swirl the beer in my tulip glass, the head continues to refresh.
Aroma: I am a bit surprised that there is not a greater intensity. The beer smells fresh and green, but doesn't possess a huge aroma.
Taste: The first flavor I notice from this beer is a slightly bitter hop taste that lingers on the palate. The hops are definitely present, but it seems to be missing some malt presence. Some slight chocolate malt flavors make themselves felt, but the hoppiness dominates.
Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected. The hop oils linger on the palate long after the beer is gone.
Overall: This is a solid brew, but I have had other amber ales that I find better, most notably Terrapin's Big Hoppy Monster and Lagunitas' Lucky 13. This beer is more on the lines of Troegs Hopback Amber. A good beer, but not the best I've had of this style.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2008 02:03:35 | More by doppelmeup
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4.3/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on-tap at Westville Pub Asheville. Served in a Southern Tier pint glass.
A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient sheet of lacing clings to the glass.
S- Sweet smelling malt with a grassy hop fume that's so inviting.
T- Big assertive hop flavor with a somewhat sweet red ale malt profile. Hits the spot. Lingering piney bitterness. Alcohol shows itself just enough. Notes of caramel and brown sugar.
M- Dry and sharp with medium carbonation and a fullish body.
O- One of my favorite red ales and probably my favorite Bear Republic beer to be completely honest (I have not had Apex).
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2014 00:56:13 | More by Immortale25
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,218 ratings.