Elevation - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.13/5 rDev -13.5%
Appearance: bright, clear orange body; thick off-white head that lingered to the end with light lacing down the glass.
Smell: sweet malt; citrus and spice hop aroma
Taste: light, bread-like, roasted malt taste; fine bitter finish; mild alcohol warmth
Mouthfeel: medium body; fine carbonation
Overall: A fair enough DIPA. Nothing special per se, but definitely drinkable and worth visiting again.
12-29-2011 21:05:17 | More by beergoot
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
Picked up a bomber in early October from BevMo for $4.49. Been sitting in my fridge since then.
Beer poured amber with a smallish white head that dissapated quickly.
Nose is major citrus hops.
Taste is forward grapefruit and pine resin hops. Malts take a backup role, providing some balance. In the end this drinks like an IPA.
Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, medium bodied, not overly smooth.
Overall this is a pretty good IPA. Would imagine this is quite good fresh seeing it was released early summer.
12-26-2011 22:59:56 | More by arizcards
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
A clean, clear copper color, this DIPA produces a volumnous off-white head with big swaths of lacing. The aroma is a woodsy, nutty pine hop with toffee and some sweet tropical fruit sort of a pineapple deal going on as well. Not warm and fuzzy but interesting and pretty decent. The first taste brings an odd sharp fruit along the lines of the pineapple with lemon brightness. It's peppery and a bit acrid but it still delivers the woodsy pine hop. It's a medium body brew but the feel is closer to being thin and tingly with tiny bubbles. It tends to be more abrasive, grassy & leafy, than tasty but it's a close call. There's a pervasive alcohol presence, though not heavy. It's not my favorite Full Sail so far but it's passable for a little hop pleasure.
12-14-2011 05:17:54 | More by Durge
3.08/5 rDev -14.9%
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a minuscule off-white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Floral hop aroma with subtle earthy pine along with juicy citrus notes and sweet malts. Slight spicy and grassy but the fruit notes dominate the hop profile in the nose. Lots of orange peel along with some mango and grapefruit. Subtle malts with hints of caramel and biscuit.
Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Very earthy with lots of grassy pine dominating the flavor. In opposition to the nose, this beer is more bitter than sweet with faint citrus fruit notes, mostly grapefruit and orange peel. Sweet malt backbone provides decent balance with some caramel and biscuit. Boozy heat toward the end of the palate.
11-12-2011 04:27:08 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
2.88/5 rDev -20.4%
A: Basically poured a gold color, with a mild reddish hue, and the millimeter or so head folded into a slight sawdust-like formation on top of the liquid.
S: Resiny and piney, fairly strong, and with a mild sugar content which lost out to the hops by a lot more than a nose.
T: Despite the nice nose, the taste was sorely lacking and crossed over into booze bomb territory. Additionally, the hop character was greatly muted by an undesirable soapy quality. The more I drank, this started to taste more like an unsuccessful amber than an IPA.
M: The carbonation was low, but okay, but I stated before, the booze was very transparent and killed this experience for me. The lacing was minimal.
O: Well, it got off to a good start, but the follow through was utterly disappointing.
11-09-2011 22:03:50 | More by Chaney
3.58/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.
A: Dark golden hue. Pours a slight, bubbly head which disappears quickly leaving only a beer ring. Spotty lacing.
S: Malt, pine, lemon citrus, and pecan shells.
T: Hoppy and piny with a woody body, and very nice bittersweet balance of licorice and butterscotch.
M: Full, but light and refreshing. Pungent throughout with a dry finish.
D: Sip, savor, and enjoy.
Atmosphere is pretty good here. Nice deep golden hue, with a slight head, and a fair amount of spotty lacing which quickly disappears. Nose is malty and piny with a woody tone. Flavor is woody with a really nice hop bite, and just enough balance of bittersweet. Overall, this is a really good quaff.
11-06-2011 04:26:14 | More by bmwats
3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
22 bomber bottle with no bottle date. Poured into a Deschutes snifter. Thanks eclipse54!
A: Pours a reddish amber orange. Pretty darn clear. Barely any head, but what was there was fairly white. Some tiny bubbles off the bottom of the glass. Faint lacing.
S: Smells like a malt bomb. Lots of sweetness. The hops are hidden.
T: Shockingly it smells bigger than it is. It's fairly easy drinking. There IS hop bitterness, surprisingly. Right at the tip of the tongue is a sharp bite. The a smooth malt coating balances at the middle. The finish is so what clean.
M: Medium bodied with some mouth coating.
O: I have to go B- on this one. I wish the hops were more pronouced. I got lots of breadiness, so I wonder if it has some age.
11-05-2011 13:24:06 | More by inlimbo77
4.15/5 rDev +14.6%
Strong, woody aroma has an overtone of resin and hints of apple. It pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled pale yellowish tan head. Richly hoppy flavor has a woody note and hints of apple and caramel. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a strong, edgy tingle and leaves a tingly, woody finish.
10-28-2011 01:16:14 | More by Cyberkedi
District of Columbia
3.18/5 rDev -12.2%
to anyone who gives a darn, this beer is also of the Brewer's Reserve series
look at that fine head. majestic like the Orgeon peaks that supply the brewery with fresh water (i haven't seen them but Full Sail's website inspired me). hazy bright amber color. lacing is excellent: like a shop window at christmas
smells like C hops, though not of the purely grapefruity sort
malt contribution is evident but withdrawn: i don't think i would want to drink the pale ale version. generally sweetish (no, Tom Green, not Swedish) with some nuttiness
10-26-2011 01:52:58 | More by bruachan
4/5 rDev +10.5%
A tasty and restrained DIPA, with some depth and complexity and not over-the-top.
Pours hazy orange with a lively head and mild lacing. The aroma is sweet and smooth, with a tropical feel - mango, apricot and orange. The flavor is has a smooth papaya character with a deep, sexy musky orange on the back part of the tongue, trailing off to a citrusy bitter tang. The mouthfeel is smooth and thick, like a good fruit puree. There is little on the finish to suggest the strength of the brew, making this potentially a beer to watch carefully when drinking more than one.
10-11-2011 01:11:11 | More by Seanibus
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
Poured from a 22oz bomber, no freshness date to be found.
A: Orange with a slight haze (turned out to be mostly chill haze). A quarter inch of white head with no real retention and left minimal lacing.
S: A lot of tropical fruit, not the citrus I usually associate with a West coast DIPA. There was some orange, but dominated by mango and pineapple. A pleasant departure.
T: I get a blended tropical fit flavor right up front, but can't distinguish the individual flavors like I could on the nose. They're quickly washed out by bitter rind that is then accompanied by bold balancing malts. Bitterness lingers through the some what dry finish.
M: Lighter than expected and a little juicy, but starts to dry out toward the finish.
O: Not the most complex DIPA, but it is different. Not necessarily in a good way, but not in a horrible way either. I picked it up for $3.99, a good price for the style, but I reckon you get what you pay for. Not a bad beer, but I probably won't buy it again.
10-06-2011 02:22:33 | More by setexascustoms
3.03/5 rDev -16.3%
Pours dark orange with hint of amber, and slight haze. Small head. Nose is light with hint of candied fruits, reminding me if See's candies. Big flavors but nothing exciting - overripe citrusy hops, plenty of bitterness, and enough malt to keep it from being too unbalanced. Just overall somewhat average.
10-03-2011 02:36:42 | More by yemenmocha
3.93/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours a nice hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, slight citrus note. The taste is slighlty sweet, hoppy, malty, and picking up some citrus. Medium Body, the finsh is slightly dry/bitter. Not a bad brew at all, it is definitely not a hop bomb, but does quench the thirst.
10-02-2011 22:00:55 | More by Wasatch
Elevation from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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