Rocco Red Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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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

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Added by womencantsail on 03-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Jason_Bo
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth. Goes down like water with a delicious taste

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Photo of Angel25Fan
4.56/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of drjman
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Jaldama
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of koakley
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grimmace525
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ESEbrew
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpotOn1
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavery
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap with Klym @ the brewery when we picked up our Knuckle Sandwich! review from notes 7-18-11

poured into a bootleggers jar (?.. not a fan)

A: Iced citrus tea with everything but a lemon in it. Sugary small egg shell bubbles cover the top. The jar shows no lacing. The jars fault I think. Light toffee reds like you'd expect, transparent candy apples.

S: Persimmon orange cranberry tea. Super soft and light. A very light fruity floral hop that smells soaked in tea juice. This has a very candy gummy like sweetness. Grape-nuts sit quietly in the background.

T: A very interestingly balanced brew, featuring the integration of toffees and nougat. The middle is truly dripping with candy flavors. Floral hops point you in the direction of the maple sugar candy store. Malt sweetness throughout, but not painfully sweet either.

M: Medium light body with a very mellowed carbonation. Very blanket like textures that sooth rather than cause friction. There's no spike in the feeling at any point. This does a good job of paralleling the experience of the flavor.

O: Quite good. Clean flavor with a strong parade of hard and soft candies. The sweetness is in check, and allusions to all types of candies are solid. A malty treat with flavor to spare. I'd take this as a good early-session offering. You'd never believe hard candies to be so drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jorgemir
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Klym
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the brewery... out of a jar (I get it matches their image but maybe a headless jar pour isn't the best way to appreciate a well-crafted beer.. up to them, though).

A: Pours a translucent brownish red with little head (more due to the pour than the beer I think) but some decent lacing anyway.

S: Definitely hops! Reminiscent of the knuckle sandwich to me with its equal concentration on juicy fruits. Tangerine and orange stick out to me with some banana.

T: Starts with a nice and dispersed hop hit which dies off, leaving a small period of taste-pause then the fruits of the nose and malt kick in. The taste dies out and reveals remnants of hop bitterness.

M: Some hop heat concentrates itself in the top of the mouth and there's a tingle to the after feel of this beer. Body is medium-light.

O: This was really a good red. I've found myself greatly enjoying hoppy reds and this is a delicious one to be sure. I wish the hop flavor gave me more notes (hops seemed a little bland), though, or that they upped the fruits in the middle and mid-late flavor. Anyway, definitely worth trying this if you stop by the brewery. Check it out!

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3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Rocco Red Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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