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Rocket Science IPA - Fullsteam Brewery

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Rocket Science IPA
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010)
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eskimo21r


2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-13-2012 20:07:39 | More by eskimo21r
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-25-2014 19:39:32 | More by JohnnyK
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FilumDee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-25-2013 19:46:47 | More by FilumDee
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EUFTG

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-29-2013 02:30:56 | More by EUFTG
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap at Tyler's in Apex.

I was excited to see a new, local IPA. I jumped at it because I saw "West Coast" in the description. Only later did I notice that it was distancing this beer from the West Coast style. But I enjoy all types of IPAs so I was still game.

I found the aroma and flavor very grassy. And this grassy hop flavor dominated everything. It was not balanced at all. The start was rough but my taste buds eventually adapted and the rest went OK. Maybe I just don't get this one but I wouldn't go back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 16:36:31 | More by GJ40
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-25-2014 03:06:58 | More by Mantooth
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-05-2014 15:14:59 | More by danfix99
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-05-2013 02:22:20 | More by mportnoy
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-06-2013 05:18:57 | More by kristougher
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-15-2012 12:41:14 | More by ncstateplaya
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-01-2013 00:52:07 | More by WOLFGANG
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wedge

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

@ Busy Bee

Clear orange pour with a minimal head, but loads of drippy lace. Lemony floral sweetness in the nose. Fresh, leafy, earthy hop bitterness. Highly floral and clean over a grainy base. Lively medium body goes down easy. I don't think I'm the biggest fan of Sorachi Ace - especially in an IPA. Not a bad East coast rendition though. I'm not one to advocate hopping the everliving crap out of IPAs to achieve a "good" example of the style...I can appreciate the somewhat mild hoppiness, but wish they would beef up the malt flavor a little for balance. This combination of hops just isn't quite right to keep me coming back very often.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 15:24:39 | More by wedge
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-28-2013 16:53:37 | More by hemorhoidzz
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-14-2014 02:38:05 | More by 2dogbrew
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-26-2014 00:55:49 | More by RyanAU
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-04-2013 02:51:31 | More by BigGingDrinker
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the growler into a nonic a rich copper color with a tight formed one finger white head that settles pretty slowly.Aromas were a mix of caramel malt and more of a leafy/herbal hop presence,not in your face citrus and pine.A balanced ipa with the hops being somewhat subdued for the style,carame/biscuit and "green" hops are intertwined thru to the finish.Its not hop "heavy" but its a nice quaffable balanced ipa.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2011 23:15:30 | More by oberon
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tyler's Taproom in Durham. Served in a Fullsteam pint glass.

Color is a clear light copper with a single finger white head and some spotty lacing. The nose brings some faint hops and sole floral character, a bit spicy. Light breach malt. Flavor has mostly floral elements with a bit of citrus. Light body and a good bitter finish. Nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 17:12:46 | More by Thorpe429
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my third growler from these new local brewers. I liked but didn't love their stout and porter. For this unseasonably warm weeked, this IPA seemed to make sense.

A faint but typical nose: foral herbs with a touch of citrus and pine. The handsome reddish golden color is crystal clear but doesn't keep its head or lace past a few minutes.

The taste, despite the hops used, lends more across the pond than the west coast. The lemon and pine are tempered and balanced. Some caramel and crystal malts provide some sweetness. Finish is also balanced. TRhe mouthfeel is a little thin and could use a touch more carbonation. This is a mellow, easy to drink IPA ideal for sessioning situations.

Serving type: growler

02-13-2011 23:55:58 | More by daliandragon
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BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a growler from a local beer store yesterday. It was filled 2 days ago, so presumably very fresh beer.

A: A pale orange color with a creamy tan head that settles relatively quickly. Solid layer of foam remains on top, but there's not much lacing.

S: Very delicate and well-balanced nose--this is an "east coast" style IPA for sure. Sweet sugar cookie malt, a hint of light citrus, and a big floral hop presence.

T&M: Floral hop flavor starts out before a dry malt comes in mid-palate. There's a white-pepper component here that reminds me of a Belgian-style IPA, interestingly enough. It doesn't bowl one over with intense flavor, but it's quite interesting and rather tasty. I'd say the flavor is definitely closer to an English IPA than American. Body is medium with a zesty carbonation.

D: A fine beer. I've now had the sweet potato lager and this IPA, and I'm anxious to try the rest of Fullsteam's lineup.

Serving type: growler

10-23-2010 19:12:00 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular—along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell in that it is accentuated by flavors of orange citrus hops, which contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a hop-forward IPA but isn't that difficult to drink because it doesn't seem too heavily bodied.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2014 23:44:25 | More by metter98
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 19:37:09 | More by jtladner
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-23-2014 05:17:34 | More by Kegatron
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-02-2013 23:20:15 | More by Swift989
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Boski

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 02:22:22 | More by Boski
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Rocket Science IPA from Fullsteam Brewery
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