Rocco Red Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

BA SCORE
54.1%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 74 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 03-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,489
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
74
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Murrhey:
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2.82/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap in a pint glass at the pint house in Fullerton, CA.

A- Half a finger white head. Medium retention. Deep orange-brown color and some watery lacing.

S- Darker malts. Medium bodied hops.

T- Bitter hops and dark malts. Finishes surprisingly watery and bitter.

M- Unfortunately watery and kind of unappealing.

O- Suffers from watery feel and flavor. Wouldn't do again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of fthegiants
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nwajlg
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdaddy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

On draft at Bootleggers. It may be homerism coming into play however overall Nugget Nectar seems to be on a different level when compared to Rocco Red. Simply found no "wow" here. Absolutely nothing wrong with this very nice beer however it just didn't cause me to pause and wonder how this happened.

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Photo of rhino54
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of koakley
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of SpotOn1
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date suggests 12 oz bottle is late July 2016. Oh boy. Poured into Teku glass.

L: Shockingly, beer is mostly clear red/amber. 2F head, good retention, nice lacing and ring.

S: Roasty malts, some citrus still hanging about, some yeast. Earthy. Not bad for age.

T: Best I can say is it tastes like a nice crisp autumn day. Malts are a bit forward, pretty earthy. Solid, but unspectacular. A little bit of ABV heat at the end.

F: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Balance is OK, construction is close. It's not a crusher with the higher ABV. Probably would be best if that was a few notches down.

O: Decent, if a little boozy red ale.

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Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into an imperial pint glass, red copper colored with a short yellow white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: light C hops, grapefruit, grain

T: grapefruit peel, caramel malt sweetness, pine, nice balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness

M: medium body, medium carbonation, leaves a hoppy film aftertaste

O: ok representation of the style, not much complexity but good balance of flavors

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsNest
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bootlegger's

This is the first batch of what will become a new production beer of theirs. They didn't have a catchy name for it yet, so at this point it's just "Red Ale".

A: The pour lives up to the expectations of the style. Amber in color with a finger of khaki colored head.

S: Starts off with a nice citrus hop note of grapefruit and tangerine. The hops quickly segue to the malt aromas of toast and bread. A mild toffee aroma and some red fruit flavors.

T: A similar story on the palate. Grapefruit and tangerine hops and just a subtle pine bitterness. Toasted bread, toffee, and a slight caramel sweetness. There are some red berry type flavors in there as well.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: Looking to see what kind of tweaks that will be made to this beer as they continue to brew it.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Lucasperea
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rocco Red Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 54.1% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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