27 February, 2010

Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale


6.8% abv

I've had Red Rocket before, but never blogged about it. And I don't recall it being so interesting. Overall impression is this is a fantastic combination of a red ale, brown ale, and a hoppy pale ale. It has a very thick, unfiltered body with lots of floaties. A tremendous amount of floaties actually:

At first, I was surprised by the hoppy notes. But that appears to be a distinctive feature of this "bastardized Scottish style red ale." It really does have a great combination of brown nuttiness, typical amber bitterness, and some wonderful hoppy flavors. Very good, and very unique!


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