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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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2,441 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,441
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 124
Gots: 178 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

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
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 25/4/12 thanks papat444

A slightly hazy maroon liquid with lots of tiny particles but not many visible bubbles, still pops out a two finger light brown head much darker foam then expected, good retention ending up as an island and leaving several distinct tings of lace

S lots of piney citric hops but there's a nice balance formed by lots of caramel malt, has a little burnt brown sugar working well for it

T again lots of piney citric hops but more rind, still lots of brown sugary malt, its a little sweet but it's not an issue, not overly complex but straightforward and pretty tasty

M a nice bitter bite and leaves something behind on the gums and its a little sticky on the lips, not sure where the solid head comes from as my only complaint is the lack of bubbles, shes a little flat but not dead

O I almost loved the smell and taste but thought 4.5 was a little high, I feel a high mark here is going to balance out the good and evil in the universe

Not sure how this is a Scottish Red Ale but the bottle also mentioned they break style molds, this could pass as a few styles I'm just rating on personal preference and I enjoyed it no matter what you call it. thanks again papat444 for the bottle

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark, reddish amber with a half finger head, dissipates quickly and leaves behind a semi-sticky, spotty lacing.

Smell - Faint aromas of sweet malt, lightly roasted caramel, mixed with an undertone of citrus hops.

Taste - A fair balance of roasted, caramel malt and citrus hoppiness. Starts with the sweet. Ends with a fair amount of hops.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Fairly creamy. Carbonation is excellent, and gives way to a nice, crisp bite. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Really solid red ale. Tangy at times. Sweet in others. Certainly a complex, multi-layered, interesting beer. One I should buy more often in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,441 ratings.