Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
A- Deep cherry red pour with a thin off red/tan head that leaves a bunch of sticky lacing around the glass. Lots of floaties in the murky brew.
S- Nice mix of piney citrus and tropical fruits, with a nice sweet malty nose. Pineapple, mango, overripe peaches and yellow grapefruit. Nice little bit of wet hay. Really nice balance.
T- Nice citrus punch without overwhelming the sweet maltiness. Just a touch bitter at first, turns slightly sweet, than both blend seemlessly. Nice pineapple and tangerine. Perhaps some rye spiciness? A touch of alcohol but it's well hidden from the sweetness.
M- A touch thicker than most IPA's... probably from the sweetness. Great blend of pine, citrus, sweet and alcohol.
O- I'll definately be seeking this out more often. I sadly forgot how great this one is. A very underrated brew!
01-30-2012 02:17:12 | More by Thickfreakness
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from a draft into a pint glass. Color was dark red, kind of brownish. About a finger and a half of head. Light tan lacing on the top. Circular gray film on the sides.
Immediately smelled citrus hops with lemon notes leading the way. Also a bit of aftershave in there.
Kind of a liquor whiskey taste up front. Dark bitter malts. Also dark fruits, maybe plum of dark cherry?
Full body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.
Not a bad beer overall. It was actually a bit better than I thought it would be. And to think I ordered something different and picked this as a second option…
01-29-2012 05:53:36 | More by BucannonXC5
4.1/5 rDev +1%
A - Poured this deep copper brew into a Bells anniversary pint glass. 1 inch head which lasted throught
S - Brown sugar smells as well as some earthiness. This smells malt heavy
T - Caramel dominates and lingeres. Hints of plum and nutmeg. Ample dry hop bitterness at the finish is welcomed.
M - Creamy, while not heavily carbonated, it is enough to hide some of the robust flavors the beer has to offer.
Quite solid entry into the strong Bear Republic lineup. Yep, I prefer a Racer 5 or Hope Red Rye, but this is a solid change of pace.
01-29-2012 02:42:01 | More by KomodoDragon
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
22 oz bottle pours a dark copper color, almost brown, with a moderate cap of tan head. Retention and lacing not all that great. No bottling date...c'mon MAN!
Lots of citrus hops on the nose, maybe a little piney too. Malts are caramel and toast, somewhat sweet. Good smelling beer.
Classic beer here, Im impressed every time I buy one and it turns out to be fresh. Lots of balance, full flavored with big juicy hop flavors up front followed up with the toasted caramel. Finishes dry and refreshing, very gulpable. Body is very nice, it is rich a thick enough without being sweet and cloying. Well done Bear Republic, but please add some damn bottling dates!! Thats what keeps me from buying your beers more often than not.
01-28-2012 23:12:59 | More by twiggamortis420
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
Served out of a 12 ounce bottle and into an american pint glass.
Appearance-Dark red with a nice 1 finger head. Appears to be medium amount of carbonation.
Smell-notes of caramel and citrus.
Taste-pleasant malt flavor comes through, caramel and biscuit, well balanced with the hops that complement the malt, slight alcohol taste but it works.
Overall-a great beer, nice hop profile but has elements that I have not found in other beers, well balanced with the caramel malt taste and it is not overpowering. I have yet to be disapointed by Bear Republic.
01-27-2012 14:50:16 | More by HopNelius
3.4/5 rDev -16.3%
Appearance - Dark amber red. A very thin head.
Smell - I'll be honest; I wasn't expect that hoppy smell to come here. A little maltiness underneath.
Taste - I'm being VERY fair here and giving this a 2.5; but this beer is HOPPED. This is hoppy that'd give a Stone IPA a run for its money.
Mouthfeel - light, and the bitterness of the hops DOES go away kinda quick.
Overall - My score is closer to what someone who likes this beer would rate it...but I'm confused. I know this is a beer that'd appeal to people who like strong beers, akin to Arrogant Bastard. That said, I'm surprised this is more aggressive than their beers. Its an up-front hit and run. And I don't really catch ANY of the maltiness that makes Red Ales enjoyable to me.
Be warned - This is a strong one, and although I don't like it, if you need a good stiff drink, this is right up your alley.
EDIT: After trying it again, at a warmer temperature, it was a little more mellow and I got better flavors out of it. I'm not sure if you should drink it at a warmer temperature, but I'm bumping up the scores to reflect it.
01-27-2012 05:51:20 | More by DM1293
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured from a 22 oz into a pint glass; pours a deep mahogany that get lighter around the edges but is not translucent. Has a one and a half finger head that is a light beige color; good retention and lots of lacing in tight circles around the glass.
The smell is straight up hops- very fresh hops, just like a freshly opened bag of Centennial whole flowers. A little bit of malty sweetness but very faint next to the hops.
The taste is more balanced than the smell- there is of course the ever noticeable presence of hops with a nice dry finish but there is a medium to full bodied malt profile.
Mouthfeel is not as carbonated as I generally like but very refreshing- not too oily and just the right amount of body to make it a very drinkable beer.
01-22-2012 02:16:04 | More by Hopdaemon39
3.25/5 rDev -20%
Pours a hazy brown color. Head is generally lacking. Not much more than a film and a few large bubbles. Smell is of sweet bready malt maybe a bit of caramel, and some pine hops. Taste hilights the breadyness, the pine comes out as the beer crests the tongue. Mouthfeel is average, carbonation is mild. Not really a spectacular beer in my opinion.
Edit: I think this may have been an old bottle, but there is no date so it's getting reviewed as-is. If there had been a date on bottle, I'd throw out the review.
01-19-2012 21:19:46 | More by gkunkle
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,297 ratings.