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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,348 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,348
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 111
Gots: 140 | 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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Ratings: 2,348 | Reviews: 1,138 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

akillerburrito, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

random846, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of WortHound
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Deep copper
Light sweet malt nose
Medium bodied, soft mouth feel. Well balanced with hops and sweet caramel.
Finishes evenly with slight lingering bitterness.

WortHound, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

umpbumpfizz, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of dshansen1184
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Citrusy, grassy, piney, resiny nose over malt notes
Pours brilliant deep amber brown under a lightly tan tinted 1/2" white foam cap.
The palate reveals an excellent balance between the malt and the hops , starting with a burst of malt stirring up fruit, citrus and a hint of anise, suggestions of chocolate and a little alcohol. Inspired by Scotch ales the brewer gives it an American twist with a bigger hop presence.
A big chewy beer supported by medium low carbonation.

pat61, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Brams17, Sep 18, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +14.3%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +7.4%

smaddock, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of SensorySupernova
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Dark, cloudy amber with plenty of off-white lacing.

Smell: Clear hoppy aroma - piney and floral.

Taste: Strong hop bitterness up front, then slightly sweet malt, finally a more ashen bitterness that lingers for a few moments after finishing.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and body.

Overall: Good. Like a strong IPA but a bit sweeter. I prefer more malt backbone.

SensorySupernova, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%

pearljam118, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

SicemWT, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JStampler, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pwogle, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ricecracker420, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

MonkeyBread, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 06, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

Ngntjp, Sep 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

DanteFerrari, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

HighonHops42, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BriAri, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PalatePilot, Sep 02, 2014
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,348 ratings.