Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale
American Amber / Red Ale out of Healdsburg, CA
Picked up a six pack of this when I was in Ashland, OR. I believe it was around $7-8. I pour one of them into a pint glass to review.
Leaves a large two inch light tan head. Medium sized bubbles mainly, but the top has a smooth frothy layer. Opaque dark reddish brown in color. Good retention and lacing.
Sweet malts of caramel dominate the nose. Has a bit of a grainy barley smell. Indistinguishable hops to balance.
Well balanced clean taste similar in characteristic to the nose.
The mouth is quite nice. Well carbonated, medium bodied, clean medium finish. Not watery, not thick and creamy, yet riding right in the middle. Points for drinkability.
This one ranks number two in its class I believe. I would agree with that, but this just is not my favorite style of beer I guess.
B- / 3.5
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | drink: 4