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Rocket Rod Romanak's Homebrew
Last updated: June 2, 1998
Big Island HI 96745
Brewer: Rocket Rod Romanak.
Rod's garage walls - which also serve as the walls of his homebrew supply store - are covered with the awards his beers have won. Mighty tasty stuff! I bought all my grains, hops, yeast, and gear from Rocket Rod when I lived in Hawaii.
My Opinion Of The Beers That I've Tried:
15.5 points overall
Bad Boy Brown Ale #595 (bottled)
Style 4 - Mild / Brown Ale
- 15 points - Beer #25-2020, Rocket Suds, Kailua-Kona HI, February 28, 1997
Bright red-brown, clear, nice tan head. Floral-sweet nose. Sweet, roasty, spicy, bitter. Brown malty finish. "Dark Mild style."
Our Special Christmas Ale #591 (bottled)
Style 22 - Herb / Spice Beer
- 16 points - Beer #25-2021, Rocket Suds, Kailua-Kona HI, February 28, 1997
"You're not going to believe what's in this." Amber, moderate carbonation, big head. Bright spicy floral aroma. Sweet, with a big hop flavor. Finishes fairly sweet. Coriander and orange peel added at end of boil. We tasted this last December...it has mellowed considerably since then, with the hops overwhelming the spices.
Paranormal Pale Ale (bottled)
Style 6 - American-style Pale Ale
- 16 points - Beer #25-2022, Rocket Suds, Kailua-Kona HI, February 28, 1997
Amber, flat, big head. Some orangey-citrus aroma, hint of malt. Smooth, sweet, big hop flavor. Long hoppy finish...real nice.
Style 9 - Porter
- 14 points - Beer #25-2023, Kona Brewing, Kailua-Kona HI, February 28, 1997
Deep deep dark red, OK tan head. Hoppy aroma, hint of roast. Good body, real clean flavor. Little bit of roast late. Maybe my tongue's burned out from the Paranormal...
Rocketator IPA (bottled)
Style 5 - English-style Pale Ale
- 17.5 points - Beer #22-1915, Rocket Suds, Kailua-Kona HI, January 7, 1997
Brown, perfectly transparent, dead flat, big head. Some tannins in aroma, quite a bit of alcohol. Big, smooth, bitter. Can really taste the oak. Slightly sticky finish. Malty-woody finish.
Style 11 - Stout
- 15.5 points - Beer #22-1916, Rocket Suds, Kailua-Kona HI, January 7, 1997
Deep deep red, clear, big tan head. Chocolatey-roasty aroma. Sweet-roasty flavor. Hint of alcohol. Not quite thick enough.
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