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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,244 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 1,129
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 hopsolutely:
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although only purchased recently, I can't speak for the age of the bottle and fear it may be past its prime, as I'm not getting the hop "wow" of other reviews. These hops are faded in the aroma, which has a metallic twang overriding the caramelized malts. Bomber pours a dusty dark brown with a limited head that fades quickly. The flavour is also malt forward, as befitting the style, and has a touch of citrus in the finish but definitely doesn't have the full hop portfolio I expected from this brewer. Despite those faded hops the beer still finishes with a nice bitterness that lingers for a respectable amount of time.

Would like to seek out again when known to be freshly bottled.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 22:42:39 | More by hopsolutely
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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.