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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,218 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,218
Reviews: 1,126
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 93
Gots: 104 | 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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smittyjr

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thx to RichBeer for this one, an extra in a recent trade!

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Body has a reddish-brown color that just glows in the light. The head was thick, frothy, light toasted tan color, great retention and awesome lacing!

S- Toasted malts, light citrus smell, light hoppy-ness as well! as it warmed, i noticed a tiny-bit of chocolate to the smell as well.

T- Goodness describes the flavor! sweet hops mixed with toasted malts; nummy goodness! there is a sweet-toasted bread maltiness, that mixes with the hop flavor which is slightly-dominant. as it warmed a caramely-chocolate taste showed up as well. overall a great mix of flavors!

M- Wonderfully smooth and creamy, easy on the palette. there is a wonderful, light bitterness from beginning to end.

D- This Red was a damn-tasty treat! i wish i lived in Cali, would drink it all the time! The creamy goodness was irresistible as i finished the glass way too quickly, yet enjoying every drink!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 02:33:15 | More by smittyjr
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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,218 ratings.