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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

2,220 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,220
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 94
Gots: 104 | FT: 4
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: 2,220 | Reviews: 1,127 | Display Reviews Only:
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-02-2014 04:19:11 | More by brpendergast85
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Walshwi

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-01-2014 20:15:11 | More by Walshwi
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justme

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-01-2014 17:34:01 | More by justme
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IPA_Gator


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-31-2014 01:52:47 | More by IPA_Gator
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Prospero

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-31-2014 01:27:54 | More by Prospero
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-29-2014 22:15:29 | More by thatoneguymike
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Birmz

California

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-29-2014 19:37:07 | More by Birmz
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-27-2014 18:16:00 | More by Latarnik
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AHeaston8

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-26-2014 20:47:26 | More by AHeaston8
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cdog707yo

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-26-2014 03:29:33 | More by cdog707yo
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2014 17:07:00 | More by robear
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-24-2014 00:57:26 | More by tastymug
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Zilaniz

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap in a 16 ounce pint glass. Poured a deep rich amber color, almost like liquid mahogany. With about a 1/3 inch head. Earthy hoppy and malty smells up front. Reminded me of nugget nectar in the looks and smell department.

Taste was just like the smell, juicy and piney hops with a powerful malt backbone, was simply delicious and very drinkable. Had another one it was so good and could easily put a few of these back.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2014 23:36:26 | More by Zilaniz
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-22-2014 00:40:08 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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PictureThi5

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-21-2014 18:32:33 | More by PictureThi5
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Reddish-copper with 1-2 fingers of tight, creamy head. Good clarity and retention with some light yeast sediment floating around. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, lemon, grapefruit, and touches of smoke.

Taste
Caramel maltiness with notes of burnt toast and smoke. Medium hop bitterness comprised of lemon pith, grapefruit zest, dried pine needles, and onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, moderately bitter, juicy, and semi-dry.

Overall
A moderately hopped up and smoke Red Ale. I'm sure the freshness is hindering my opinion (11-16-13, seven months past bottling) , but it's just okay.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 13:27:48 | More by justintcoons
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paulmr1968

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-18-2014 20:33:30 | More by paulmr1968
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-18-2014 04:14:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-17-2014 11:25:47 | More by Kyrojack
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adept1

Singapore

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2014 08:18:19 | More by adept1
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-14-2014 12:54:19 | More by Sspeer1
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curasowa

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby, chill hazed color with one finger of off-white head that fades slowly with nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, toasted caramel malt, nice and malty with a hint of spiciness, nutty, and a little yeast cake.

Taste: Toasted malt and a fair amount of bitterness start this one off. Medium body, moderate carbonation, earthy bitterness throughout. Finishes fairly quick with some lingering nuttiness.

The Rest: I echo some of the other reviews, nothing in my review would indicate that this is a special beer, but damn it was good.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 01:03:25 | More by curasowa
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heatherzbeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-13-2014 06:42:09 | More by heatherzbeer
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neckbeered

Montana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2014 16:11:43 | More by neckbeered
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-10-2014 15:49:12 | More by henryclay_
Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,220 ratings.