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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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2,402 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,402
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 116
Gots: 155 | 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  rDev -1.2%
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.

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2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

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4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,402 ratings.