On a trip to Kress Liquors, I had picked up a couple of big bottles. So, when the G-LO Jrs had my boys over, I just couldn’t show up empty handed (I was raised right). As the boys played and the dutiful fathers supervised (well sort of), we cracked open the first bottle, the Ricardo’s Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic. For this special beer, G-LO dug deep in the superhero glass closet in an effort to find the right combination of heroes to neutralize the rocket invasion from the bear republic.
From the Bear Republic site:
“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.”
We found the Red Rocker Ale to have the following characteristics:
- Appearance: Reddish brown with a mild foam and lacing.
- Aroma: Mild with a little malt.
- Taste: Sweet, hoppy, a little flat with a bitter finish.
- ABV: 6.8%
Ultimately, our heroes were able to contain the invasion. (Of course, I am a little concerned as G-LO is now color coordinating his beer glasses with his beer labels.) As for the Red Rocket, unfortunately, G-LO was not sure if he liked the Red Rocket. I found that the Red Rocket grew on me like a fungus and while initially a little blah at take-off, it made a nice recovery in the second stage which lead to a smooth finish at the splashdown.