For my weekly visit to the No Bull Inn on http://www.starchat.net/, the weekly online beer chat session that I've been visiting for over 10 years now (Friday nights starting at 11:30PM) , I opened a 22 oz bottle of Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale, a hoppy "bastardized Scottish style red ale (another red ale!)" and it was, um, agressively delicious.
The pour: dark red color, lumpy pillowy khaki colored head, peaty whiskey aroma. And some SERIOUS hopping going on, with lots of bitterness on the sides of the tongue, meaty malt in the middle. It's a bottle conditioned beer and it was lively, with a smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer, but quite a handful. Maybe best drunk with some pretzels or some hummus and pita even. It's only 6.8%ABV, but it FEELS like it packs a whallop.