Wreck The Halls - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Double deuce purchased at Westmere Beverage on 11-19-10 ($4.99 I think). Consumed on 11-20-10.
A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with a small (half-finger at most) ivory head. Some splotchy lace clings to the glass.
S: Nice nose for an IPA - citrusy (grapefruit) hops dominate, along with a touch of pine. As it warms there's more malt sweetness - whole wheat toast comes to mind.
T: First impression: citrusy, and slightly resiney piney hops. But there's a nice foundation of malt here too - caramel malt/toffee-like sweetness provides balance. In fact, at times the malt and hops seem to battle for prominence, reminding me more of an English-style IPA at times. In the end, however, the hops prevail - as they should for this style. . . . Finishes with a slightly minerally, dry bitterness with a touch of pine needles, perhaps spruce even - bringing to mind SN Celebration in some ways.
M: Good active but fairly fine-bubbled carbonation. Medium in heft.
D: Very good. This is my first Full Sail beer. They're off to a good start in my book; if I could find more of this, I'd buy it again. . . .
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2010 00:12:18 | More by Kendo
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Wreck The Halls from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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