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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,318 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,318
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 109
Gots: 130 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Citrusy, grassy, piney, resiny nose over malt notes
Pours brilliant deep amber brown under a lightly tan tinted 1/2" white foam cap.
The palate reveals an excellent balance between the malt and the hops , starting with a burst of malt stirring up fruit, citrus and a hint of anise, suggestions of chocolate and a little alcohol. Inspired by Scotch ales the brewer gives it an American twist with a bigger hop presence.
A big chewy beer supported by medium low carbonation.

pat61, Today at 08:27 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Dark, cloudy amber with plenty of off-white lacing.

Smell: Clear hoppy aroma - piney and floral.

Taste: Strong hop bitterness up front, then slightly sweet malt, finally a more ashen bitterness that lingers for a few moments after finishing.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and body.

Overall: Good. Like a strong IPA but a bit sweeter. I prefer more malt backbone.

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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,318 ratings.