Rocket Science Mad Hatter | Dennis Beer Co.

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Dennis Beer Co.

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rocket Science Mad Hatter is an American Style IPA with a twist. In the glass it displays a bright golden colour with slight hues of green.

Aromas are reminiscent of childhood bubble gum and sweet citrus and pear. Crystal malts add texture and mouth feel to the mid palate, for a while masking the underlying bitterness, which then rears its head late in the piece.

Dennis’ secret ingredient is added at two stages in the brewing process and is sure to make the taste buds dance with intrigue.

58 IBU

Added by lacqueredmouse on 10-19-2013

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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a teapot at Vic on the Park during the Sydney Craft Beer Week launch party. They call it an "IPA with a twist", which is that it is infused with tea (hence the teaparty theme, no doubt).

Pours a nice deep golden colour, quite clear and bright. Decent head on the top, fine and white that leave really great lace. Very fine carbonation. Looks good all up.

Nose is awesome and weird. Big passionfruity New Zealand hops, but with an underlying candy sweetness that makes me think real-life actual passionfruit in the mix. There's a roundness to the malt that is so attached to the hops it gives it a gooey, almost buttery diacetyl character: it's not diacetyl though, it's just the way the hops and malt are working together. It's extremely interesting.

Taste is also sweet with hops: bright and fruity. Indeed, it could use something to counterbalance it in someway—both the hops and the malt contribute to sweetness, and there's very minimal amounts of bitterness. The counterbalance has to come from the neutral, slightly savoury character from the malt, and a hint of carbonic acidity on the back which does its best to fill in for true bitterness. It's still very flavoursome, but I think it needs just a tad more balance to be truly sessionable.

Feel is very smooth. It's nicely done.

Very interesting stuff and very tasty though if I'm only having one. Dennis are really doing some awesome things. I love that.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Sydney Craft Beer Week launch party.

Pours a golden colour, with a slight haze. Head is white, nice lacing. Looks pretty decent.

Huge fruit hit on the nose. Masses of passionfruit, mango, guava and banana. NZ hop notes all over that, just a big fruit salad. Needs more grounding, but nice.

Taste is similar: lots of fruit salad with tropical notes - banana, papaya, passion, mango and a touch of pineapple. More edge though from the hops. Very soft bitterness, but enough to ground it after the mélange of tangy deliciousness. Really tasty beer, lots of fruit but nicely balanced.

Bit of fizz through the mouthfeel, decent enough body.

Nice quencher. Lots of sweet enticing flavours but plenty of down-to-earth beery bitterness to keep your cock on.

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1.56/5  rDev -57.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Rocket Science Mad Hatter from Dennis Beer Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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