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Full Sail Pale Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
84
good

620 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 25
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not to be confused with their English Style Pale.

"Our Pale Ale has a fresh, hoppy aroma that comes from two (top secret) Northwest hop varieties, while two-row Pale and Crystal malt give it a mild sweetness that finishes clean and crisp. Feeling out of whack? Put on some music, crack a Pale Ale, and readjust your balance.

ABV 5.4% IBU 37"

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2002)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

TLieu, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -19.1%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of hreb
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz screw top bottle, no visible date, served in pint glass. Beer pours a crystal clear amber with a thick off-white head. Pleasant fresh hop aroma.

I immediately notice that the beer has a surprisingly creamy texture. Carbonation is mild enough to support a session beer. Flavor is seriously balanced between English style hop bitterness and a biscuit malt body. Unfortunately this beer just doesn't move me. A solid offering nonetheless.

hreb, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of alva7172
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

alva7172, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Nzinger
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Nzinger, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jaswilson2, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ZBerkeleyan, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Gtotango, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

WDJersey, Nov 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

InfernoBoss, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Cark, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

cbcrunch, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

NCStateAE, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

netshark, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

brandonati, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with twist-off cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. 5.5%. Reviewed live.

Served after a period of rest from being in the refrigerator. Poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of pretty decent cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Appears well carbonated.

Sm: Pale malts, bright malts, background floral hops, nectary character, fresh hops, full-bodied barley, and some straw. A clean, enjoyable and appealing aroma. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Nectary, with floral hops, honey, pale bright malts, full barley, and even some buttery quality. Simple but clean and enjoyable. Well balanced. It lacks layering or subtlety, but it's pleasant to drink. I do like it. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Sweet nectary honey finish is a highlight.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and thin. Light on the palate. Carbonation is apt. Nothing unique or special here, though it's nicely buttery.

Dr: A drinkable pale ale. Tasty and enjoyable. One of the better Full Sail offerings I've had. I might get it again at Trader Joe's; it's well priced anyway.

C+

kojevergas, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ReeseMax3, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

DoogeeZ, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

MadeInOregon, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Jsteez
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a dimpled beer mug.

A-Deep gold and borderline pale amber in color with a small and soapy head that faded into a sticky, white bubbly surface. Left some lacing on the glass.

S-Caramel malt with some hoppy, fruity undertones. I would have liked to have more of a smell just to get an idea of what I was about to taste.

T-Great balance of flavors: hoppy and fruity up front, with a smooth toasted bread and butter aftertaste. The aftertaste of toasted malt, bread, and butter lingered on for some time. This beer would really go well with a sweet bbq beef brisket sandwich.

M-Smooth and medium bodied. Nice and crisp finish for a pale ale. Perfect carbonation to quench your thirst.

Overall, this brew has a lot going on, balance, fruity, malty, hoppy, buttery, bready, toasty....shall I name more? I think I could drink this again and have another thoughtful experience. This beer could complement pretty much any type of food, or no food. It just tastes good!

Jsteez, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

GMB, Sep 20, 2012
Full Sail Pale Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.