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Red Rocket Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale

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

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a brown/ ruby color. Tan head leaves little bits of lacing on the glass. Pours pretty dark. Seems to be slightly hazy.

S-Strong nose that brings balance from malt and hop. Deep sugary caramel. Heaps of juicy grapefruit hops and pine. Very aromatic. Smells awesome.

T-Both sweet and hoppy. Very rich flavor. Caramel and citrus hops. Sweet but bitter too. Quite bitter. Bunches of flavor. Love the style. This one is a great representation.

M-Dry with a good amount of carbonation. Medium body. Lasting bitterness. Lightly resiny. Nice feel.

O/D- I love Bear Republic. Have wanted to try this for a while. Love the style. Love the malt and hop combo. Tried it next to a Racer 5. While it is no Racer 5, its still delicious albeit less bracingly bitter and hop forward. Good stuff!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into pint glass
A – 3 finger dense khaki head on a fairly aggressive pour, hazy dark brown color saturated with a burgundy hue, head reduced to a lumpy thin layer with lacing all around the glass 4.5
S – Florals, pine & citrus are the focus while caramel toasted malts paint the background, slight brown sugar notes 4
T – Resiny pine switches quickly to a deep roasted malt and a NOT sweet caramel structure finishing off with an mild orange zest bitter finish. Certainly on the hop side of the fence, but really enjoy the malt balance here. Need to side by side this with Odell Red. 4.5
M – Moderate body and a full palate of taste, bottle conditioned with smooth small bubble carbonation, impressive mouth feel 4.5
O – Some rye like characteristics and an overall very solid well balanced beer, I enjoyed the whole bomber and will pick this up again. Bear Republic gains again on my breweries to watch list. 4.5

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Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,610 ratings
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