Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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2,407 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,407
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 119
Gots: 157 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours to a deep amber with red hues that will shade to orange when held to the light; head is rather thin and dissapates quickly. Firm lacing pattern holds surprisingly strong for a beer that pours with this thin of a head

Smell - Hops, hops, and more hops. Did I say hops? Hints of toasty yeast and grass with a slight toffee/chocolate aroma

Taste - The intensity of the hops is strong from the instant this beer hits your tongue. The bitterness intesifies during the swallow, and the hints of grass that you detect when you smell this beer will come through if you wait about a minute between tastes. This is a big boy beer with a bold bitter taste. The bitterness is not unpleasant, but your friends who are used to an adjunct beer will wince when they get their first swallow

Mouthfeel - Rich and thick. This beer will linger on your tongue and provide flavor long after you have swallowed

Overall - This is a very nice appearing beer that delivers on its promise. It looks bold; it tastes bold. Not something I would drink every day because of the intensity of the flavors, but nice on a Friday or Saturday night to pair with some equally bold food like pasta with spicy red sauce and garlic bread.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint.

Reading the bottle, I have no idea what to expect from this. Awesome, I love surprises! It pours out a deep, hazy blood-red color with a finger of head that drops down to bubbles. The aroma is rich and malty, with a heavy dose of citrus hops with a touch of pine. The taste is just excellent, it's got that nice strong red ale opening with the strong malt flavors, but finishes with an awesome citrus and pine hop kick that works just perfectly with the malts.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a smooth, easy-drinking feel, and the drinkability is absolutely fantastic here, the smooth mouthfeel and the strong hoppy finish just makes this one go down way too fast. An excellent first brew from Bear Republic, I'm sure to be loading up with their beers on my trip up to New Jersey this summer.

Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,407 ratings.