Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
12-oz bottle into New Belgium globe
A - deep ruby/brown body under a finger of khaki head, moderate visible carbonation
S - pleasant bouquet of herbal, pine, and citrus hops, bready malt, hint of alcohol
T - herbs, citrus, pine, and a touch of spice from the hops; caramel sweetness and bready malt put up a fight, but the hops dominate
M - chewy full body, smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation
O - Excellent! Smooth, thick body. Big flavor.
07-30-2014 22:25:50 | More by lwillitz
4/5 rDev -1.5%
This is a great, and slightly-Americanised, red ale. Bear Republic claims it is "a bastardized Scottish red." It's a bit hoppier than what I think of in a red ale, but not disturbingly so - I find the balance to be pretty spot-on, myself.
This unfiltered red pours nicely, leaving a mountain of creamy head that slowly dissipated and left great lacing. Nose was of malty biscuit, bread-yeast, and some spicy hops. The taste was the "punch in the mouth" I expect from a good red ale, fiery and spicy. The mouthfeel is great, as the unfiltered ale makes for a nice thick texture and nicely carbonated.
I really like this and would have no probelm recommending it! 4's across the board!
07-27-2014 03:51:02 | More by slym
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,287 ratings.