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Full Sail IPA - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Full Sail IPAFull Sail IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,165 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,165
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV 6% IBU 60

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001)
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.63/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This IPA has a classic cascade nose, with a well-rounded citrus bouquet and just a touch of resin sticking to the back of the sinuses. Beer initially pours with a chill-haze, but goes crystal with warmth and glows a lovely new bronze. Head is a thin layer but keeps it alive.

This beer has nicely stacked flavors that all play on the palate simultaneously. Amazingly light but none the less bready malt is a great base for very subtle berry and ale fruit to cushion a great hop flavor...bitter, citric, floral. This is so light and balanced it seems more like a pale except for the way it brings the bitter at the end and coats the palate in hoppy goodness. I get only an occasional wisp of alcohol, which I love.

I'm kinda blown away here, this is an extremely refreshing IPA that really exceeded my expectaions and might have changed how I think about this style. Even though I'm pretty in love with this, I was gunna only give it a 4.5 for lacking heft. Really though, the bitterness, and other flavors are all there in ample quantites, it's just ridiculously balanced. This IPA has taught me a lesson this evening. I haven't quite figured it out, but I think it has to do with the role malt played here.

Mouthfeel is where I had to take points off, again, mainly being an issue of heft, or "oomph". While the carb on this beer was pretty decent, it was very light-bodied and bordered on watery. It didn't keep me from enjoying the beer obviously, and helped keep that impressive light and refreshing character, but to me body and mouthfeel are one of the main things seprating IPA from Pale Ale and this one just didn't quite bring it.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 06:30:27 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 1,165 ratings.