Beer of the Week 36 Ricardo’s Red Rocket Ale

Bear Republic’s Red Rocket Ale

From the bottle:

Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale packed with distinctive flavors and an aggressive hop character rivaled by none. This unfiltered, bottle-conditioned, amber colored ale, breaks all style molds.

From my notes:

Dark, dark auburn color. No head. hops, pine and citrus on the nose. The taste matches the nose pretty close, hops come in early and intensify through the finish. This isn’t an IPA but definitely hoppy, some subtle toasted malt flavor in there, not as much as I’d like brown sugar. I could taste the alcohol in this one.

Not a good picture but I wanted to show you how red this ale is.

I know, I know I served it in the wrong glass. I don’t have the correct type and all my pint glasses were dirty. Anyway, this is another beer that goes great with just about anything: chicken, burgers, seafood, spicy food as well. Try pairing it with stuff with a little tang. I know the brewer’s say that this is a riff on Scottish Ale but Scottish ale’s have a more robust flavor and quite a bit less hop… Decent drinking!

Rating (out of five):

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