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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,257 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,257
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 101
Gots: 110 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,257 | Reviews: 1,131 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by gabeerfan:
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gabeerfan

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark ruby/brown with a nice light tan head.
Grapefruit and pine hop aromas hit first along with lots of caramel malt to back up the hops. Fresh dark fruits and a hint of dark chocolate help round out the aromas.
Hops come through a little juicier in the flavor, similar to grapefruit segments rather than just the rind. Caramel, dark fruits and dark chocolate appear again, but a little more obvious.
Medium bodied. A little sticky and resiny.
Except for the ABV, this is a good drinker. It's not a sipper, but it may be tough to have more than a couple in a night.
Quite tasty beer. Too bad Terrapin's Big Hoppy Monster is so good otherwise I would get this all the time. But, it's also not available in GA yet.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 00:52:24 | More by gabeerfan
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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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A - deep ruby/brown body under a finger of khaki head, moderate visible carbonation

S - pleasant bouquet of herbal, pine, and citrus hops, bready malt, hint of alcohol

T - herbs, citrus, pine, and a touch of spice from the hops; caramel sweetness and bready malt put up a fight, but the hops dominate

M - chewy full body, smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation

O - Excellent! Smooth, thick body. Big flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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!

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Wyoming

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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Missouri

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
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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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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,257 ratings.