Bell Ringer
RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
American Strong Ale
Ranked #129
Ranked #24,468
3.7 | pDev: 12.43%
Dec 20, 2022
Aug 17, 2007
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Notes: Our high gravity offering weighs in at 8.5% ABV and is delightfully loaded with malt and hops. This is an ale worthy of your sturdiest goblet or most treasured stein. Ring it!
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Reviewed by rjal from New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Malty. Poured a darker amber. No head. Some nutty hints with taste reminiscent of dark beer. Some hops though. What is this beer? Not for me but I can see why some may like it.
Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by Mattbrollins22 from South Carolina

Dec 06, 2021
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Rated by dorseydd

4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I live in a city that has over 40 breweries... but IMHO, this beer from SC is better than any offered here.
May 25, 2021
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Rated by Jd333 from South Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A cacophony of craziness. A schizophrenic beer that has no idea what it is. Hoppy? Malty? Multiple personalities at play. Beware.
May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can from October 2020

Hazy translucent brownish amber, large varied bubble cream head,; spotty lacing, partial ring, no sediment or floaters.

Apricot, overripe pineapple, pine, honey, yeasty caramel aromas

Pine, citrus, bread, light brown sugar flavors.

Hop bite, good carbonation, light sweetness.
Brewer has always labeled this a DIPA, but I think the strong ale appellation is more accurate. This was my first time getting this in a can and I thought the hops were more vivid than the bottled version. Enjoyed it.
Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2019
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Rated by omahawk from Nebraska

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not a bad double IPA. Nice hop profile, not too boozy. Decent beer after a day at the beach.
Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by SmokySignals from North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can dated 3/26/19. keep re editing this because it's better each time. Best for slamming, not savoring or pondering. In which case it may reach 4 across the board .
Deep honey amber
Sweet floral honey malt aroma, alcohol maybe
Can come across very sweet/bitter 1-2, but when chugged it's great. Hang on though.
Feels good now, but ask me later, or tomorrow.
Overall, better now that I have had a few rounds with it. Not likely to buy again.
May 04, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Dec 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by JmpJckFlsh from Maine

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass mug.

Look is a hazy brown orange with little to no head.

Very light on aroma maybe a slight molasses coming through.

Taste initially is super sweet, but a grassy bitterness balances it out at the end.
Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by PuffySAJ from South Carolina

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by 88caprice from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a glass.
Enjoyed on the porch with a friend.

Great copper color. Sediment. Sudsy head turned creamy. Retained well. A sweet malt taste with a hop bite on the finish. Most notably it's thick and chewy with a great mouthfeel. Quite good!
Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

May 05, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Cob18 from Michigan

Mar 26, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by RockySasquatch from Tennessee

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by NattaBoy from South Carolina

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 5 by mjgpy3 from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 2 by bcsbeer from Florida

Nov 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Handsome_Steve from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Quite an ale! Dark caramel color upon pouring; lovely head of white foam at the top. Sweet initial taste with the hoppy bite at the end. Definitely will search this out again. A very enjoyable double pale ale.
Nov 01, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Dark amber color and cloudy. Initial two-finger head settles quickly but retains an eighth of inch of bubbles. Streaky lace.

Rich, sweet caramel aroma with a very light bittering hop touch.

Clean and malty initially. Notes of white-bread toast, lightly carmelized sugar and a bit of alcohol warmth. The hop is definitely low, particularly for the style. In fact, the aftertaste is predominately malt based. Rich body with a decent carbonation level. This is so close to being a superior beer, but it was under-hopped making it a clear miss.
Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 3.51 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by Giggy from Michigan

Aug 03, 2017
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Rated by incognito369 from District of Columbia

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Kind of reminds me of Bells Mars
Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BobbyOlson from Michigan

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by shoegueuze from California

May 11, 2017
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Reviewed by rclangk from West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a uniquely attractive mottled light colored head. The brew itself is a delicious hazy amber color. I found a slight floral aroma with a hint of citrus. Malty to the taste and pleasantly light on the hops. I would certainly enjoy drinking this brew again.
Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by Kahlstrom from Missouri

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.31 by KrisLambert from North Carolina

Apr 12, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Trevor_martin from Texas

Apr 05, 2017
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours hazy, copper in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is caramel, toffee, cracker, cherry, and herbal hops that show in the finish. Sweet with a dry bitter finish, medium-heavy bodied, with moderate carbonation. Amazing malt bomb. Sweet but not cloyingly so. Best beer from RJ Rockers that I have had so far. Really glad I got multiples of this one.
Mar 26, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Dum3z from Missouri

Mar 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey

Mar 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker brown with a thin off white head.

Smell: Light hops and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Very smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine with alcohol.

Overall: Good beer! I would have this one again.
Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Double Pale Ale, from the tap at the brewery....Rusty/copper color. Smells of caramel and malt. Taste starts sweet and finishes with a slightly hoppy bitterness.
Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by BeerTest from Florida

Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma is full of malt and some caramel. The taste matches the aroma with the addition of some fruit flavorings.
Jan 10, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours murky medium amber producing a huge, to the point of being difficult to pour, long lasting, beige, shaving cream foamy head that leaves a coating of webby, chunky lace. Aroma is roasted/toasted malts, caramel/toffee, fruity cherry & apple, faint roasted nuts & cocoa. Hops floral & a little pine. Taste is malt forward but hop presence exaggerated for the style. Sweet & somewhat bitter with sweet leading the dance. Roast, bready malts, apple cider/candy apple, brown sugar & a pine hop bite that expressed throughout the menagerie with little dominance. Aftertaste is bitter, lightly sweet and very mildly astringent. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation, creamy, lightly chewy with a slight liveliness on the tongue.
Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by TripelMark from North Carolina

Dec 07, 2016
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