Rocco Red Ale
Bootlegger's Brewery

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #227
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
84
Ranked #29,563
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
80
From:
Bootlegger's Brewery
 
California, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  2
Gots
  23
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 80 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by kmanjohnson:
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3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of pkalix
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7.1%, according to the website...
dark(er) color than expected for the smell i was getting.... thin foam....
smell is hop-py, for certain, with the amber color.
taste is light hops, some malt in the mix, some bitterness but easy to drink.
overall, decent, semi-sessionable.... nothing overly impressive....

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
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 corby112
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewery.

Pours a hazy, golden apricot color with a half finger white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace.

Earthy hop aroma with lots of malt sweetness. Hints of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and subtle fruit countered by floral, piney hops.

Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops that linger over the sweeter malt notes into a dry finish.  Much hoppier than the nose suggests with lots of dank pine needle flavor that's countered by caramel, toffee, nut and light fruit. Finishes dry. A bit thin but easy to drink and flavorful.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John11486
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of rhino54
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dsimenson
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear amber color with a 1 inch beige head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. A very nice foamy lattice of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and citrus zest hops. Taste is of sweet malt and herbal and citrus zest hops. The aftertaste has some slight tropical fruit. A mild bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp level of carbonation and a somewhat dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwajlg
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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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 flyersfan900
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucasperea
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Rocco Red Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 80 ratings