Red Rocket Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale
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4.05/5
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2,619 Ratings
Red Rocket AleRed Rocket Ale
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,218
Reviews:
1,179
Ratings:
2,619
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4.34
 
 
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183
Gots:
276
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,619 |  Reviews: 1,179
Photo of bb-magic
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abragg3
1.8/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of robebo44
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopmister2000
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is good. I like to drink it when I want to drink a good beer sometimes I don't want to drink too good of a beer because I don't want to become too snobby about my beers but when I do want a good beer that's good but not like knock my socks off good this one works good.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 407Guy
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daigakusei11
3.03/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rootscipio
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jsf14
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clalalive
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtumminelliob
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty great red ale. The pour is a beautiful red-brown, though it could afford a little more head/lacing. The smell is malty-hoppy. The taste and feel are smooth with the deep malty backbone, but the hops mask any sweetness. The hop profile is more piney than bitter. Overall, really well balanced red ale.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz bottle into pint glass in February 2016. No date on the bottle.

Appearance: Dark amber with light tan head. Beer color is clear, and a little cloudy. Head and lacing are thick. It leaves a thick film on the glass long after the head disappeared.

Smell: Aroma dominated by hops, and citrus. There is some pine aroma as well, but it is dominated by the citrus.

Taste: The taste is also dominated by the bite from the hops. There is also citrus fruit flavors, and a little sweetness from the malts. The aftertaste has with a bite from the hops, but it is very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium alcohol, which confirms the 6.8% on the bottle.

This is a very smooth medium-bodied ale. Good drinking, and reminds me of a good IPA or APA, but smoother and with less pronounced hops that many IPAs. I will buy this again.

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Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marieli
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle. Looks great, deep amber. Smell the hops--I'm not the biggest fan. Taste is good, and pretty well balanced, but for my taste hops could still step back a little. Decent bitterness. Good mouthfeel.

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Photo of Bosazga
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sorry I'm just gettin back into this reviewing thing...

L- My favorite color of beer - like weak coffee or really good cream soda

S- Cedar, asphalt, or tannins in general - it smells way maltier than it tastes, but none of it hurts the experience

T- Not what I expected in a red ale (which is what the name implies)... Red's are tough to define, but they are one of those beers I go to if I'm just not sure of the other selections... It's surprisingly bitter, I taste tobacco, maybe some cloves..., but i'm ok with it for a short-term engagement

F- It's been 2-3 minutes since my last sip, but I still feel carbonation on my tongue - definitely bordering on bitter, but not offensive in any way... definitely a re-visit that will neutralize anything I've had that evening...

This is an interesting brew.. I'd say it's a great transition to the next selection (which I now get to enjoy), but not one I'd look forward to....

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From Bottle. Pours a dark cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, fruity malts. Taste big hops there, citrus, grapefruit and with a caramel malt. Very nice.

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

Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,619 ratings