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Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,441 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,441
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 124
Gots: 177 | 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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Photo of Spreetaper
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soulcougher
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 8BaconBits
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A misty dark amber pour with a small messy frothy off-white head.
Smells divine, tons of sweet orange and nectarine, juicy peach, raisin, with lots of caramel sticking on the nose. Sweet, hoppy, gluey, should be interesting.
The sip is so slow and sticky, feels like a junior barleywine. Caramel drenched raisin, juicy peach, overripe blood orange, some mango, persimmon, dried cranberry, sweet apple jam. Rich sweet malts get a spice treatment, faint licorice and some anise, plus a herbal zing, hard to define it. They also get a bit toastier towards the finish, with some nice dark bread and chocolate hints, tho pretty vague. Hops are really bitter, but just that.
Still, nice fruitiness in the aftertaste, some stone fruit and sweet citrus, a fresh hoppy flavor lingering with the bitterness (would've liked it just a tiny bit lower) and some malt sweetness. Faint cocoa, even some walnut peel? Medium body, smooth, a bit sticky, trying to push some alcohol down your gullet, but fortunately not disturbingly.
A really great heavily hopped beer that manages to borrow some great stuff from a few different styles. Pretty sure this should be considered a classic.

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaimS
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBhoppyshredAV
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbierling
2.88/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

overwhelmed by the bitter. bitter was to much, took away from the tasty.

Photo of Catracho5
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metsfan1
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Buck85
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Poupae
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MacaulayMaybrick
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of imhoudinibitch
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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