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Rocket Science IPA - Fullsteam Brewery

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-18-2011 00:33:46 | More by nmann08
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-23-2014 05:17:34 | More by Kegatron
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark amber color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine strongly, also some citrus hops.

t - Tastes of pine hops, citrus hops, and light fruity malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A pretty good IPA. My favorite Fullsteam beer so far. Would have again.

Serving type: growler

10-24-2010 04:33:36 | More by mdfb79
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear copper in color in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and light amounts of golden yellow + amber highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a small medium thick patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal + grassy hops over light aromas of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal and grassy hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty well balanced between the hops and malts/sweetness and bitterness with a well hidden alcohol which makes this beer easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2014 23:43:00 | More by dbrauneis
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 02:11:33 | More by tdm168
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

California

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

Serving type: growler

01-05-2011 04:01:45 | More by blackie
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-03-2013 00:27:27 | More by IPAchris
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2014 16:05:33 | More by Axnjxn
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-08-2013 03:24:59 | More by KevinGordon
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-24-2013 14:58:53 | More by AngusOg
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2010 00:28:47 | More by atsprings
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wedge

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
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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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-03-2014 00:54:54 | More by jak
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-03-2014 01:10:23 | More by MacQ32
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-25-2014 03:06:58 | More by Mantooth
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
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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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-20-2013 02:43:44 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2010 02:11:03 | More by beer2day
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Rocket Science IPA from Fullsteam Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.