Elevation - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
22 oz beer was poured into an imperial pint glass.
Apperance: the beer poured a small head and reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazey orange yellow hue with visions of carbonation coming up through the glass.
Smell: citrus, tangerine, and grapefruit aroma. All followed by bready and caramel notes. Some booze on the nose too.
Taste: Same as above. Lingering bitterness too.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, a little boozey, medium bodied, and easy to drink.
Overall: A good DIPA from Oregon. I like where there is going, but wish there was a bit more malt to back things up. Still an enjoyable brew though.
09-07-2012 03:14:56 | More by Flounder57
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Even though this beer is kind of one dimensional, it still strikes me as well done. The malt is a good foundation and the hop tones provide a heavy and well established accent. Probably seeing the "Imperial IPA" on the label creates an expectation from beer drinkers. We want Pliny, we want this, we want that. There's nothing wrong with a straight forward and somewhat one-dimensional dipa. If it's made well and drinkable, I can dig it. This one is like that. It won't blow you away, but it's still not too bad.
07-30-2012 05:16:02 | More by RblWthACoz
3.08/5 rDev -14.9%
Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
Arrives from the tap with a frothy, fairly creamy, half-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a nice copper hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper / gold hue when held up to the light. The nose smells a little stale (first beer from the tap for the day, though subsequent pours were not a lot better), but still a bright citrus character comes through. As the beer warms a cracker like malt character starts to come through.
The beer is nicely bitter with a herbal hop flavor to it as well as a fairly prominent orange zest flavor. Again it has a stale beer flavor to it that really sort of gets in the way of the finish. The body has the nice quaffability, but still enough fullness to carry the hops at least.
Definitely a bit disappointing, there is likely a good beer in here somewhere, but I can’t help but think that this reminds me of the stale beer found left over the next day at a Frat Party.
02-12-2012 03:25:45 | More by Gueuzedude
Elevation from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.