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Slipknot Imperial IPA (Brewmaster Reserve) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
82
good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Brewmaster Reserve release - Spring 2008

(Beer added by: sinistersteve on 02-25-2003)
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jamesdergen

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a golden, honey color with a one-finger just off-white head.

Smell: I could smell this beer before I held it to my nose to take a whiff. Sweet, grassy hop aroma with hints of alcohol and honey.

Taste: Fantastically smooth hop explosion. Very grassy, but also with a nice bitterness to it. Perfectly balanced with a nutty, sweet caramelly malt backbone. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

Mouthfeel: Unbelievably smooth for the style and ABV. Light-to-medium bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: I can't think of anything to improve the drinkability. Goes down easy, very smooth and well-hidden alcohol combined with a great tasting hop festival in my mouth!

I am obviously quite impressed with this brew, another find on LiquidSolutions.biz. I wish I could find this around here because it would become part of the regular rotation. If you can get this in your area, I am very jealous of you.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2006 03:15:07 | More by jamesdergen
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youradhere

Arkansas

4.78/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this several times out of the 22ozers, great all around IIPA. The color is exceptionally light, as well as the malt character isn't overpowering (unlike Rogue's). Hop character is great, very citrusy flavor with just the right bite to grab you by the boo-boos. After one of these you wish you had bought a second one, until the buzz you are feeling tells you to slow down a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2008 06:03:00 | More by youradhere
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TroyS

Idaho

4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked-up this bottle of 2009 Slipknot at Marcellars. Holy good Double IPA. This one was a bit on the light side in appearance; it was not ultra cloudy like I expected. It poured with a nice and heavy head that stuck for a while which I didn't expect since it's an imperial. Very very tasty and not too hoppy, but a solid IPA. Very drinkable. Typically I'd have a lawn mower brew when doing some work in the yard and bbq'n, but I went with this one. I needed something decent to open for the first time using my new wall mounted bottle opener in my bar;) This was a great choice! Maybe a longer story that would be appropriate here because it includes a visit w/my pops in Salt Lake City earlier in the day and it was Easter. I returned to Idaho earlier in the day so that my sone and I could enjoy the day at home together. A perfect afternoon; weather and all! So...my notes report "mmm." Tasty with noticeable malts which seem to get run over too often in Imperial IPA's. Give this one a shot. It drinks smooth and fast if you're not careful to remember that it's got punch to it. Pretty light and smooth ride though. I did follow it up with H2O, but moved on to another brew before too much time passed; in other words, it didn't knock me into never never land;) Cheers!

An afterthought here. I just posted my review and then read a couple of others reviews. I bet that I scored this sucker a bit high, but hola! I'm not sure if I had the same brew as some of the other reviewers. This beer, at least in the condition that I got mine in, was a very solid brew; I can see anyone really honestly giving it marks lower than a B. Anyway...just wondering WTF;) Peace!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 14:07:15 | More by TroyS
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IntriqKen

California

4.58/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow-gold with a very pretty white, craggy head that stays a long, long time leaving very sticky lacing in it's wake.
Aroma is sweet amber malts and a very balancing sweet, citrus hop.
Taste is amazing. Following the nose, sweet amber malts and fresh, fresh citrus hops. Everything tastes perfectly balanced. NOTHING overpowering...nothing intrusive....just wonderful hoppy candy.
Love it.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 04:37:52 | More by IntriqKen
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewmaster Reserve 2008. Lightly foggy tangerine with bright pineapple borders. No more than a handful of tiny bubbles can be seen ascending to the lemon-tinted alabaster crown. It's a fine looking lid and is beginning to deposit scads of sticky, shotgun-blasted lace.

The nose is both funky and fruity. Not funky in the 'wild ale' sense, but in the stinky cheese and glowing spliff sense. Cascade often give off that particular vibe, and I'll guess Simcoe and Amarillo as well. The beer smells like a citrus fruit salad that includes juicy grapefruit, mango and mandarin orange.

Slipknot Imperial is my kind of DIPA. I'm sick and tired of those so-called Double IPAs that are actually American barleywines in disguise. Here's the right way to brew a DIPA: pale malt only, back off on the total amount of malt to keep the sweetness down and to keep the mouthfeel lean and mean, keep the ABV well below double digits (although 7.8% is pretty much IPA territory), and hop the ever lovin' shit out of it! But I digress.

This is the kind of beer that *must* be consumed as fresh as possible. Once these hops fade, Slipknot will be but a shadow of its former self. The malt is more Belgian waffle-like than sugar cookie-like. It provides a sturdy enough base, a bit of countering sweetness, and then gets the hell out of the way.

Blessedly bitter, incandescently bright, American hops are the stars of this show. I would love to know what the hop bill is. As in the nose, tropical fruits explode on the taste buds like a firecracker in a ripe melon. Let's add juicy pineapple to the list.

The mouthfeel is more IPA-like than DIPA-like. That said, the lack of gooey stickiness allows anything from sipping to gulping. In addition, it's infinitely smooth, summer-weight silky and perfectly bubbled. Close call... really close... really, really close... 4.5.

Full Sail Slipknot Imperial IPA is the kind of beer that I would gladly drink by the tankerful if it was available locally. It's absolutely everything that I want in a semi-big, hop-driven ale. This compulsively drinkable beer is proof that when these guys are on, they're *ON*.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 15:39:01 | More by BuckeyeNation
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage (light blue label this year) 22oz picked at the Coop on Friday for about $3.75.. poured into my New Belgium snifter.

3 finger pillowy head with good lacing atop a clear orange/lite amber brew.

Smells big across the board.. big citrus and pine with significant maltiness.

Flavor is the same as the aroma but lasts longer ... bitter without being over done.. sweet enough to barely balance the bitterness... and alot of hop flavors... more pine and grapefruit with a distinct floral profile... oily hoppiness to it... medium body with descent carbonation.. but somehow retains a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

I've loved this beer since the first time I tried it a few years ago.. It can stand on its own with the big-boys, but it does pay to try and get it as fresh as possible.. the hops are fantastic, and it does have plenty of background malts that really show nicely as it warms... plus it's a hell of a deal.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 07:03:08 | More by JohnGalt1
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Gruntlumber

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Although I love beers that are competitively hoppy, I'm not always in the mood for "shock value". It seems Slipknot would be more accurately labeled as a Barleywine rather than IIPA. This is excellent beer! Looks good, smells good, and I could easily drink too much. Very well balanced between a citrusy hop bite and a slightly sweet malty background. When I say balanced I mean for an IIPA where usually it's hops hops hops. This bomber didn't last long.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2005 21:54:24 | More by Gruntlumber
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a rocky head that delivers some nice lace

Smell: Floral nose of tangerine and mint

Taste: Forget the malt, this beer lays the citrus down on the tongue from the outset and continues to deliver all the way through

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; not one of those sticky DIPAs at all

Drinkability: A hop lovers delight, there is just enough toffee in there to balance out everything but the rest of the flavor profile is west coast, all the way

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 01:08:08 | More by brentk56
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RedwoodGeorge

California

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a hazy orange-brown with a one finger cream-colored crown. The head takes a while to dies off and leaves a good bit of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

The nose is pine tar, citrus peel and a touch of peach schnapps. There's a subtle fruity sweetness in the nose likely helped by the alcohol. The nose has some of the interesting complexities of a British Pale Ale both from an earthy hops note and a sweet yeast aroma.

The taste is equally complex with the hop flavors predominating but a good balance of sweet golden malt flavors and fruity undertones. The hops predominate but this is a nicely balanced brew. Hops are both citric and earthy / floral leaving quite a few hop flavors to savor. Malt sweetness is present but mild with a biscuity grain flavor counterbalancing all the hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is wonderful. The beer is medium bodied and has a thickness on the palate like unfiltered apple juice or apricot nectar. The carbonation is fine, fuzzy bubbles that add to the delicacy of the experience. Hop bittering is moderate to strong and brings each sip to a clean, dry finish. No residual sugars on the tongue and just a tiny bit of enamel erosion with each sip.

I've spend quite a while thinking "this beer reminds me of something familiar -what?" and it finally struck me - this beer reminds me of Bell's Two Hearted Ale, one of my favorite IPAs. It's tough to compare anything to Two Hearted but I think this fares well in comparison. This is a very nice, complex IIPA with some interesting hop flavors and a mouthfeel that can only come from an unfiltered, bottle conditioned brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2006 03:25:59 | More by RedwoodGeorge
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woemad

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big-ass 22oz bottle purchased at Jim’s Homebrew in Spokane for $3.95. No freshness date.

Poured a hazy orange color with a moderate, off-white head. Lots of lace. Looks a bit like an orange cream soda.

The aroma is of citrusy and piney hop goodness. Smells like this is gonna be a scorcher, and that’s fine by me.

The taste confirms the impression made by the scent. This is a sharp, bitter hoppy blast that starts out with a grapefruit flavor, then graduates to oily piney bitterness. There’s extremely reticent caramel sweetness in the background, but this is the hops’ show.

This is highly carbonated and has a “busy” mouthfeel. It’s definitely a medium bodied beer.

Not a bad IPA at all. I think it’s a little one-dimensional, but the dimension in question isn’t a bad place to hang out. The abv is a little high to use this as a session beer, but it’s still a fine beer for hopheads. I would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 21:50:01 | More by woemad
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The SlipKnot came into the world again as a clean amber color with a finger foam head and some sweet sudsy bubbles on the side of the glass.

It was a hop dominated smell with probably Cascade hops with a pine cone aroma. It was sweet and had a malty biscuit to it on the back end with hops dancing all drink long. It is not a raspy brew it is quite smooth that pops you in the nose with the wicked hoppiness. I love their effort.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 23:27:03 | More by cswhitehorse
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a very hazy orangeish-copper, forming a tall soapy and creamy off-yellow head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, as expected for an oily Imperial IPA. Aroma is wonderful...piney, fruity, resinous and oily hop bouquet that doesn't burn the nose, and smells like it's nicely in balance with chewy amber malts, fruity esters, and a clean ferment. Carbonation is moderate. The taste is a nice representation of the aroma, starting with sticky and oily hop resins...tastes like some Mt.Hood, Amarillo, and Northern Brewers hops in there. The up-front hop taste isn't caustic and is nicely balanced with chewy malts and lots of fruity esters. Bitterness is peacefully moderate in intensity and has an interesting peachy/banana twang towards the finish. The finish is both wet, in the sense that it goes down easily and has a smooth feel, but with a slight astringency in the edges of the mouth. Cleanly fermented with no appreciable off-flavors or perceptable alcohol.

This may not be as forceful or intense as other Imperials IPA's, but this is good news in my book. Don't get me wrong, this is rich and potent, but also nicely balanced for the style and not like drinking pine needles stewed in bile. At $3.99/22oz bomber, this is a pretty good deal and I would gladly buy it again. Very good stuff, and it totally gets you messed up. Seriously.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2004 01:41:54 | More by Mitchster
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Mark

California

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a medium amber and had a slightly off white head. Retention and lacing were nice. Piney nose is very inviting. Hop storage room fresh! Same piney notes are present in the taste but balanced by a very nutty and biscuity malt profile that really is what made this beer work for me. A very nice Imperial IPA that is quite drinkable for the strength. Give the good folks at Full Sail some love and pick this one up. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 03:21:00 | More by Mark
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from russpowell via trade. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head above the clear amber brew. Head fades to a coating of small bubbles, with plenty of lasting lace. Aroma is sweet with green hops. Taste is medium maltiness upfront, coupled with slow-starting hppiness in the middle, which builds up stean to the close, with some slight numbing. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue, and drinkability is easy for the style. Cool to see a somewhat controlled IIPA that allows flavors to shine through, as well as using copious amount of hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 23:29:27 | More by ppoitras
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Wasatch

Utah

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage

22oz. Bomber

Pours a clean/clear golden orange/yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some small islands and sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is hoppy, malty, nice touch of pines/grapefruit, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, nice touch of pines, slight grapefruit, and nice touch of caramel. The finish is slightly dry, nice little bitterness. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very nice DIPA on the lower side of ABV.

2009 Vintage

22oz. Bomber

Pours a cloudy golden orange/yellow color, nice carbonation, small creamy off-white head, some sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is hoppy, malty, nice touch of pines/grapefruit, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, nice touch of pines, slight grapefruit, and nice touch of caramel. The finish is slightly dry, nice little bitterness. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very nice DIPA, if you can get your hands on some, go for it, I'm sure you will like it.

2008 Vintage

22oz. Bomber

Pours a cloudy golden orange/yellow color, nice carbonation, small creamy off-white head, some sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is hoppy, malty, nice touch of pines/grapefruit, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, nice touch of pines, slight grapefruit, and nice touch of caramel. The finish is slightly dry, nice little bitterness. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very nice DIPA, if you can get your hands on some, go for it, I'm sure you will like it.

2007 Vintage

22oz. Bomber

Totally different looking bottle from pic.

Pours a cloudy golden orange/yellow color, nice carbonation, small creamy off-white head, some sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is hoppy, malty, nice touch of pines/grapefruit, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, nice touch of pines, slight grapefruit, and nice touch of caramel. The finish is slightly dry, nice little bitterness. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very nice DIPA, if you can get your hands on some, go for it, I'm sure you will like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2007 22:41:02 | More by Wasatch
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. This is the Brewmaster Reserve 2007. This one is a nice deep gold color with a finger of white head that falls to a patchy coat over top. Clarity is excellent and there is a light bubble coming out of solution. The aroma is very bright with a healthy citrusy hop sweetness with a very nice and sweet caramel malt. The flavor is right there with the nose. There is a very mild bitter on the finish. The caramel is not overly sweet either. I dig it. Mouthfeel is moderate with a very light carbonation. I'm finding this to be a very nice brew. It packs a nice sweetness while staying in balance. Well worth a look.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 04:36:23 | More by kmpitz2
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid coppery golden color, almost clear body, there's a slight smear to it with some slow, single bubble carbonation brewing within. Firm finger high capping of off-white foam, kind of crunchy looking with lots of crusty lace sticking in lots of broken stringy sheets.

Aroma is a bit low key but has a very complexing hopitude to it with a fresh powdery hop pollen, leafy resin, and flowery tones hovering with mellowing melon, peach, and nectarine squeezed into a bit of pine.

Taste is a big bunch of brittle, bruising hops. Lots of very fresh and twisted pine factions lifting above some slight herbal/floral notes, toasted and burntish citrus, and biscuity sourdoughyness. The tone is high and fairly torching in this stuff. Its slight toasty biscuity backing really twists the hop pine and herbs into one palate crunching, tongue tormenting loop of biting bitterness in the front and mid ranges. Only after letting it simmer off your tongue for a long while will you contemplate whether the next sip is bigger or smaller and that your mouth may be ready for either.

One big crunch of hops! How's that for a mouthfeel? Quite crunchy, twisted, toasty, bittered, brittle, and a punchy full body of hopitude. I'll probably be tasting this well into my breakfast tomorrow. It's like hop toothpaste; or so I imagine...

Whoofda...this Slipknot is crazy packed with bittering coating hops. Definately West Coast influenced. Quite nice, but not as balanced and rounded as I would like to see out of my Impy IPA's. A stark smack in the mouth and a bit more of a slower drinker due to its mighty knot of hops tieing up my tongue.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 02:16:32 | More by tavernjef
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber beneath a short head of creamy white foam. Holds well and leaves thin rings of lace.

Aroma: Nose is sweet juicy grapefruit, citrus rind, and hints of pineapple, orange, and melon.

Flavor: Offers a brilliant, polished, superbly rounded and well-balanced combination of softly doughy, bready, and subtly grainy malt and juicy, citrusy, and sublimely piney hops. The bitterness which is the backbone of any IPA remains rock solid but not brash.

Mouthfeel: Full without being overdone (medium-full); and it's not sticky, which can lead to cloying maltiness and resinous hoppiness. A delicate, very fine bubbled natural carbonation gives it a gentle caress, leaving it soft and far from gassy, lending towards drinkability, and rounding the malt and hop flavors.

Drinkability: For a restrained "Imperial" IPA of just 7.8% (some IPA's are 8.0%) it's not overdone. It's beautifully balanced, displaying malt and hop flavors in a supple manner. The alcohol never makes an appearance; and except for the fact that it may be filling, there's really nothing to slow you down here. This could be a dangerous beer! Well worth seeking out for malt lovers and hop heads, but not those seeking a kick of bitterness. I intend to find a few of these for enjoying in front of the fire after a long day when the cold winter comes!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 14:18:39 | More by NeroFiddled
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-16-2014 00:28:19 | More by LXIXME
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beerceller99

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a huge frothy head. The medium strong hop smell is citrusy, flowery. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. A strong malty sweet grain flavor anchors and meshes nicely with a fairly strong citrusy hop taste.
A most tasty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 17:23:00 | More by beerceller99
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-31-2013 06:10:24 | More by artoolemomo
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this at LiquorMax in Ft Collins, Co.

This pours a clear very bright amber gold(2008) with a 2 finger head of foam. Very good head retention and some very nice lacing.

The smell is of floral hops with a big dose of grapefruit, some fruit, and some sweet malt hiding in the background.

The taste has the grapefruit right up front with some bready notes and some caramel malt sitting on the side and giving some balance and actually ends up dominating the finish. There's also quite a bit of fruitiness to this DIPA that adds both bitterness and sweetness to the overall flavour. Mighty nice this one. Pretty darned easy drinking as well. With this one, the taste is much better than the smell would indicate.

It has a medium to medium light mouthfeel and the carbonation is fairly lightly done. Another very nice, very tasty, very drinkable brew from Full Sail. Imagine that!

Cost: US$3.41 What a bargain!!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 23:12:45 | More by Bitterbill
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ToddKehoe


4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-16-2014 02:16:00 | More by ToddKehoe
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this 22 oz bomber up yesterday, it was just released here in MN.
No freshness date on the bottle, but its not really necasary, as it says 2009.

Poured into an oversized snifter. Revealing a nice bubbly 2 finger white head. Receeding to a layer of globby misc sized bubbles. Thin strakes of lace is left behind on the walls of the glass.
Color is a glowing transparent orangish copper.

Aroma of sauted onions, mustard seeds, a touch of warmth and spicie garlich with hints of hempy pine.
The aroma is actually quite off. I cant say I've ever smelled onions and mustard on a beer before.

This is pretty interesting. The hops used in this are like nothing I've ever tasted or smelled before. It tastes similar to what you smell. If I could drink a bratwurst with onions and hot mustard, this would be it.
More mustard like pinie flavors with onions and garlic. The hops are failry earthy with spice and bittering hop dominance after the swallow. Its crisp and clean with a touch of a hop oil like coating on the toungue.

Very strange Breww....But I loved it. Should give me terrible breath for the rest of the night.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 05:59:56 | More by Buebie
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

deep, dark, hazy orange, with a very nice white head which faded down leaving a nice lace up the glass. Very nice pour from the can. The smell was a nice blend of citrus hops. Grapefruit and pineapple being the biggest players here with hints of tangerine and pine flavors. Alcohol also made its presence felt, tingling the nose a bit. The taste was nice and sweet, not overally so but well rounded sweetness. Nice citrus flavors again, pineapple and grapefruit. The alcohol again was noticeable, but as it warmed it was masked well by the flavors. Very nice bitter, dry finish, lingered and made you want more of it. The balance between the malt and hop flavors is very nicely done here, and the compliment each other well, and mask the high ABV nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 19:23:01 | More by mikesgroove
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Slipknot Imperial IPA (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.