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Red Rocket Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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4.05/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States
bearrepublic.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#6,299
Reviews:
1,182
Ratings:
2,631
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
277
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,631 |  Reviews: 1,182
Photo of ajm5108
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More malt forward - caramel malt, not super bready, could use a little more hops to add some extra dimensions. Found it a little too washed out and bland

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Photo of heymikew
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
2.57/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Some mild dark fruits, some hops. It's decent but nothing special. Cheers! C

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Photo of HellsRanger
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Revisited on Jan. 6th 2019 and had to update my smell and taste rating...which upped overall.
This has gotten much nicer in aroma and better in taste with the hops coming thru nicely. The feel is still a little on the dry side, but everything else makes up for it.

My bad on my first rating...never say "no again" to any brew. That is alcohol abuse. Hahaha!


This pours a nice dark redish tint with heavy foam, and if poured heavy into pilsner or pint it reacts like a nitro tap ... it sits and sinks.
As for aroma it has a very complex/odd aroma to me. It is kinda fruity, but yet has a slight burnt chocolate/coffee to it...none of which is bad, just different and complex.
The taste is not as complex, but kinda, it has a snappy bite with that scotish flair to it, but can taste the semi fruityness the burnt something or other along with the scotish ale to it, but a very nice adventure to this brew.
The feel I think is full on scotish ale...bite, edge, and fullness.
All in all a very adventurous brew, and a must try!!!!

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Photo of jeschaefer
2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Delt768
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsippel
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - no visible packaged on/enjoy by date on the bottle.
1/4" off white head retains as a cap, glowing red, good clarity but inundated with floaters suspended in it. Patchy lacing.
Caramel, sweet malts, brown bread, faint pine.
Pine, spicy hop notes. Bread crust. Burnt caramel sugar. Faint smoky note.
Medium body, low to medium carbonation. Long finish and well balanced.
Good stuff, been a minute since I brought any BR home. Would like to see a very visible date of some kind. And no floaters.

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Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Foster’s Grille in Waldorf, MD.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,631 ratings