Bear Republic call Red Rocket Ale an Amber Ale. On the label, they also describe it as a "Bastardized Scotch Ale." But cranking out 6.8% ABV and 67 IBUs and a big hop character, this beer drinks more like a Red IPA. It doesn't have much smoked character like some Scotch Ales, but it does have a lovely toffee flavour that develops throughout the drinking experience.
We have fresh Red Rocket Ale which is the default. We also have some dated stock that has a Best By date of September 2014. It is interesting to try these side by side. The older one also is a great cooking beer for braised meats or stews.