Full Sail Pale Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by Reino:
3.35/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Expiration date of 012309.
Appearance- A fairly aggressive pour produces nearly 2 fingers of white head that quickly settles into a thin, creamy film on top of a light orange-gold beer with a thin blond bottom. A nice lacing crawls its way all the way down the glass.
Smell- Initially, the nose is dominated by lemon and citrus hops with a bit of a malt backing. As it warmed, a sweetness came out along with much more graininess. The last fourth of my beer started to smell borderline offensive. The hops and malt formed this rotten orange type of sent that I was not a fan of. I think I should have taken fewer notes and put this beer down the hatch while it was colder.
Taste- The hops in the flavor are a mix of floral, and citrus (lemon, orange rind), with the floral taking the lead. A decent amount of nice maltiness sweeps in towards the end and smooths everything out. This beers flavors are pretty straight forward and not all that exciting. I'm not a huge fan of the types of hops used, but the malts are pretty solid.
Mouthfeel- Fairly thin in the mouth without a lot of carbonation. I'll say the low end of medium. Not much wearing on the tongue from the hops with the good malt balance.
Drinkability- If I enjoyed the hop flavors more, this beer would score much higher as it goes down quick and easy. As it is, I could definitely put down a few when they are nice and cold, but the flavors really don't do it for me, and there are many better options out there.
Note: Full Sail doesn't get a lot of hype for some of their outstanding Reserve beers (BA Top Sail for example), and I think it's probably due to incredibly mediocre year round offerings like this. I wish they could supply me with some quality everyday beers instead of just limited releases/seasonals.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2008 04:36:53 | More by Reino
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bought a six pack from Table and Vine. Beer poured with a little to no head, but it has a beautiful, clear amber appearance. Aromas had a citrus and biscuit mix to it with some hints of pine. Taste had some light malt and is decently sweet and bready flavor. Great carbonation; definitely help to make this a refreshing beer. Overall, a nice pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 02:19:25 | More by fitzy84
Full Sail Pale Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.