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Rocket Science IPA brewed by Fullsteam Brewery - Durham, NC
Rocket Science IPA brewed by Fullsteam Brewery - Durham, North Carolina
Science IPA is brewed with Centennial and Amarillo hops, Rocket
Scienceis a smooth-but-citrusy American IPA thatís both bitter and
refreshing. Is it a West Coast IPA, full of tongue-bracing, enamel
stripping hops? No. It actually pairs well with food and doesnít
destroy your palate.An enjoyable, well-structured, refreshing IPA
that embodies the nuance of the American South? Why it IS Rocket
Science!. 6.8% ABV
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance - Nice dark straw color with a great white head with
tight bubbles. Great frothy lacing.
Aroma - Grassy hop aroma with some malty sweetness.
Taste - The taste is much like the smell. Grassy hops and a malt
backbone that imparts a good amount of sweetness to it. Good
bitterness after the taste.
Mouthfeel - Very good. Right down the middle of thin and thick. Has
a little bit to chew on, but not enough at the same time.
Overall - I have to say this is a very good IPA. Very easy to drink.
If Fullsteam was closer, I would drink this all the time. I will
have to find out more about this brewery.
In the past few years, North Carolinaís beer selection has
flourished with beers around the world: Belgian dubbels, tripels,
and quads; English bitters and barleywine, German lagers. Amazing
craft beer from US breweries establishing regional traditions and
styles: the West Coast IPA phenomenon. Hearty Wisconsin lagers.
Experimental beers from the Northeast.
But we have yet to develop a Southern craft beer identity.
Fullsteamís mission is to craft this identity. To create a
distinctly Southern beer style that celebrates the culinary and
agricultural heritage of the South.
Fullsteamís owner and Chief Executive Optimist
Sean Lilly Wilson founded and led both Pop The Cap and Permit Beer,
two beer lobbying organizations that have opened up economic markets
to North Carolinaís craft beer industry. He holds both an MBA and
Master of Public Policy from Duke University. Sean has ten years
restaurant experience, including three years at Durhamís renowned
Chris Davis, aka 32 is Fullsteamís resident Zymologist. 32 comes up
with new, off-the-wall Plow-to-Pint beer concepts and many of our
more traditional Workersí Compensation offerings. He also vets
Seanís crazy visions, keeping eye rolls to a minimum. Heís a
two-cycle scooter nut and a proud papa.