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Rocket Science IPA - Fullsteam Brewery

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of atsprings
4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Rockfish Grill served in an 18oz tulip a crisp dark orange with a thin diminishing head that leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is crisp citrus and pine hops in front of caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts in the initial that is quickly bombarded by piney citrus hops that leaves a great lingering bitterness that leaves you craving the next sip. The beer is quite light and refreshing, great for Summer. I'm looking forward to seeing this one in cans down the line.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tdm168
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery on 3/3/12.

Pours a copper-amber with no head. The nose has a bright, citrusy aroma that features a little mango and some grapefruit. The flavor is a balance of light, bready malt and heavy citrusy hops. The flavor is simple but drinks well. There is a slight bitterness in the finish that lingers, but is smooth enough for you to want another sip immediately. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth and almost decent carbonation.

This is a nice, balanced, easy drinking IPA. It's not overly hoppy nor malty. The hops they chose for this one add great drinkability, flavor, and aroma. It's a great compliment to the malt character. I'll definitely have this one again.

Photo of Irish57
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beer2day
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Raleigh.

Crisp Orange pour with fluffy two finger head. Thin retention and weak lace.

Very muted nose. Earthy hops with a touch of pine. Slight sense of honey.

Flavor is very intense. Initial hit is fairly thin, but the finish is very bold. Earthy hops with a touch of pine. Strange , but getting the hint of a coke midway through the glass. Lots of hop flavor here.

Body balances the flavor well.

I would get this again.

Photo of gambrillmike
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good. A bit oniony for me

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: curved pint, sort of a medium copper-amber in color, tight little head that retains a ring and thin layer

s: clean biscuity malts and a nice level of caramelized sweetness, hops earthy - green pine and pithy citrus rind, firm enough to make this solidly "ipa" while not overpowering the supporting malts, like this

m: carbonation around moderate in level, with a body that rides the line between light and medium, giving a balanced mouthfeel

t: nice malt profile with a lighter note of caramel sugar and a general woody/biscuity flavor, well accented with a balancing of earthy pine and citrus hops, finishing clean and woody with a moderate bitter

d: really enjoy the balance here without much compromise in flavor, highly drinkable

growler from Sam's in Durham, shared in the 'Ville with a friend

Photo of MADhombrewer
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Nice dark straw color with a great white head with tight bubbles. Great frothy lacing.

Smell- Grassy hop aroma with some malty sweetness.

Taste- The taste is much like the smell. Grassy hops and a malt backbone that imparts a good amount of sweetness to it. Good bitterness after the taste.

Mouthfeel- Very good. Right down the middle of thin and thick. Has a little bit to chew on, but not enough at the same time.

Overall- I have to say this is a very good IPA. Very easy to drink. If Fullsteam was closer, I would drink this all the time. I will have to find out more about this brewery. Thanks goes to CBROS for sending me this growler.

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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Rocket Science IPA from Fullsteam Brewery
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