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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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2,349 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,349
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 111
Gots: 142 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jtd335, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rpjordan, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

CGMLS3, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jsurfs82, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Rich540
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Rich540, Apr 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dac0152, Apr 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

GTB, Apr 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

jagada, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

redwoodstumpy, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

muskiesman, Mar 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

rah1734bones, Mar 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

RyanCoonan, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of mdtnelson
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mdtnelson, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep red-amber hue with a bit of haze to the body. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. Looks good to me!

Smell: big caramel backbone with a great aroma of citrusy, piney hops. It's a great combo for a red ale.

Taste: malt starts off kind of dry and a touch biscuity before developing its sweeter, more caramelly side. Hops are piney and a bit citrusy, and there's a good, solid bitterness at the end. Yum.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Just the way I like it!

Overall: a really tasty amber ale. Usually this isn't my favorite style, but Bear Republic have done a great job here.

flagmantho, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of mactrail
2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Hoppy stew of a beer. Sharp, earthy, and dry. Malt tastes dark and moldy. Decent scent of hops. Flavor, on the whole, is bitter and dank. Harsh and hoppy. Dirty and borders on medicinal.

Quite acidic with a rubbery hint. Unpleasant aftertaste of mold and damp cardboard. I didn't taste any spoiled notes, it just is a weird murk of muddy malt mixed with an overdose of earthy and, to my taste, unpleasant hops.

On tap at Sea Rocket in San Diego.

mactrail, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a lovely red colour with a nice foamy head which quickly settles down but stick around and leaves plenty lacing.

The smell is roasted malts,dark fruits and some subtle hops.

The taste is like the smell, dark fruit and quite bitter.

The mouth feel is smooth and creamy.

Overall another fantastic beer from bear republic. This beer is complex and delicious.

Dave1999, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

schopenhauerale, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

augie, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of blindpiglet
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours and amber color ale with a large tan head that results in decent lacing. There is a quick hit of carmel malt followed by a burst of sharp citrus hop aroma. The flavor is a creamy malty backbone with hop flavor and bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied.

blindpiglet, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

SaneMan, Mar 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

MisledTitan, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

keithbrouillette, Mar 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Gjm46, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper with plum colors when held up to the light. a big tan head left plenty of lace and stayed for the whole beer.

Smell is piney hop, and rich caramel malt. Balanced and bold.

Tastes starts with lightly toasted malt and the hops hit in the middle, and finish a little pithy. Good movement.

Texture is incredibly smooth, great carbonation makes for a great drinking beer. A bit of a dry finish makes it feel even lighter.

Great beer, enjoyed very much. Bright and bold, while remaining a pleasure to drink. A great price makes this even better.


Drinkerofales, Mar 18, 2012
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,349 ratings.