Rocket Science IPA | Fullsteam Brewery

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Rocket Science IPARocket Science IPA

Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by atsprings on 07-06-2010

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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 155
Reviews by BamaBeerBuff:
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thick white head.

Smell: Sweet citrus with pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes with a mild citrus after taste.

Overall: Good IPA, I would have this one again.

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Photo of juicebox
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgammell1
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Dark gold body with thin white head. Interesting lighter shade for today's IPAs.

S - Vegetal. Not an adjective I always use. Some faint citrus but not as much as I would think. I really wish I knew which hops they used. Herbal and floral more than anything else. Different but fine.

T - Slight bitterness, noticeable but not stinging alcohol. Subdued hops and malts. Best part about it is that the relatively lackluster taste really lingers nicely in your mouth. Very flowery and delicate.

F - Drinks like a session beer. Thin body that finishes fairly dry. The body hides the alcohol and there is no real cloying sweetness. Easy to drink.

O - It is not a bad beer. Very easy to drink but at 7.0% it could sneak up on you. If you are trying to expand your palate and really identify that "floral" quality in a non-English beer, this is a good one.

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tdm168
4.2/5  rDev +12%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleckpa
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Renegawam
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Sunstealer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of lzepplin01
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boski
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of HopintheSouth
3/5  rDev -20%

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Rocket Science IPA from Fullsteam Brewery
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