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Elevation - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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82
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-05-2011)
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Medium goldenrod, fairly hazy body capped with a small and brief stay of off-white foam. Leaving a bit of skim and a thick collar. A few large stringy globs of lace stick to the glass.

Aroma is a boost of pine sided lemon and grapefruity hoppyness. Quite woody and leafy with a bit of biscuityy maltedness squeexed in for a drier nose as apposed to sweet.

Taste is a perculating amount of deep dark hops encompassing a whole lot of dark grapefruit rinds and lemony pine. Quite quick, brittle, and brisk with a huge sweep of bittering woodyness, followed with lots of leftover darker citrusy bitterness as well. Not much balance, as its a buzz of hops all over the palate. There's some malt back there doing its job as not to let those hops get totally out of control with a bit of caramel and biscuity breadyness. Enjoyable finish of hop complexity as it twsit and turns in a citrusy woody pine bite to more toasted and drying.

Pretty solid medium body, if not more so, as once you get about half way through the bomber you realize this may take a bit longer then first expected. Those hops really hit there make and take over the palate quickly, making a home on your cheeks and tongue and not easily removed. Perhaps sandpaper?

A solid IPA with its Impy take in an overall more hoppy finish and West Coast attitude then some of the more malty ones that are out there. A hophead delight.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 01:13:36 | More by tavernjef
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Elevation from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.