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Rocket Science IPA - Fullsteam Brewery

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Rocket Science IPA
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

eskimo21r, Jun 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

JohnnyK, Apr 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

FilumDee, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

EUFTG, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of GJ40
3.08/5  rDev -17%
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.

GJ40, Jan 30, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Mantooth, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

danfix99, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

mportnoy, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

kristougher, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

hoober27, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

WOLFGANG, Aug 01, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -11.6%

kkazemi, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of wedge
3.45/5  rDev -7%
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.

wedge, Jun 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Sammy, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

dailyminefield, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

hemorhoidzz, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

thatoneguymike, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Rifugium, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

2dogbrew, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

RyanAU, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Arch578, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BigGingDrinker, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

oberon, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Thorpe429, Jul 21, 2011
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Rocket Science IPA from Fullsteam Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.