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

1,337 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 24
Gots: 132 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

ABV 6% IBU 60
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Ratings: 1,337 | Reviews: 553
Photo of Chicowdy
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is barely an IPA to me but if it's supposed to be an English style IPA then I sort of get it. It has no overly impressive aroma and it tastes like dirt. I did not enjoy this beer at all.

Photo of Zaktcc
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a golden orange color with one finger head. Decent head retention.

S - Pleasant to the nose. A mixture of spice and malt with little hoppy presence; notes of grapefruit as well. Fairly straightforward scent.

T - Not too much to the taste for me; feels overwhelmed due to the carbonation. Hints of malt and hop, similar to the scent.

M - Fairly light bodied beer. Very carbonated feel.

O - An average IPA for me. The carbonation was too harsh which I feel took away from the flavor. Drinkable but an average beer overall.

Photo of 08Deltadawn8
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the best IPA's I've ever had. Very fruity and hopped just enough

Photo of Libeertarian
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden with orange tint to it. White head of fair retention. Grainy, piny, a little spicy on the nose at first, mellows to lightly floral or soapy. Makes for dank drinking. A little too light and thin, and could be smoother. Crisp with nice not overly-prickly carbonation.

Photo of LeeMoore
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Taste like a lite beer, but cost like a craft beer.

Photo of pianoguy
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Pours an opaque light golden body with a 1/2 inch white head that dissolves quickly, some lacing

Faint smell, mostly malt with a little pine

Taste follows the smell. with a malt start that goes directly to a slightly bitter hop finish

Feel is thin and slightly prickly

Overall. Kind of a middle of the road-ish malt forward IPA .

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent IPA but nothing outstanding. Would not look to try again

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours light and blonde and golden, two finger white head, translucent.

Smell: A light perceptible hop aroma with golden malt smell.

Taste: The initial taste imparts very little in the way hop character, and as the beer opens up you pleasant sweet malt taste becomes apparent, and then it finishes with a slightly citrusy but not intensely bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: A fairly thin beer not only as far as hop flavor but also malt content.

Overall: I wouldn't consider this a genuine IPA. With such mild hop presence, this beer fails into the category of a slightly hoppy pale ale.

Photo of I-LIKE-BEER74
2.02/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No hop flavor. Tastes like Budweiser with a different label.

Photo of LexingtonBeer
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fruity aroma. Bitter piney hops are the prominent feature here.

Photo of HansFranz1
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Grapefruity, bitter, good mouth, nice and hoppy

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell: Faint piney hops

Taste: Moderate to mild resiny bitterness, well balanced. Some clean yeast flavor as well. Not sure if this makes sense, but the aftertaste reminds me of a lager.

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick, well carbonated. Has a creamy feel.

Overall: Nice easy-drinking pale ale. Probably a good place to start if you're curious about them, but don't want anything too hoppy.

Photo of Roser
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- decent bone white head that lasted a good bit. Light lacing. Fairly clear (a little cloudy right out of the bottle). Honey gold hue.

S- malts and spice. Clean.

T- a little sweet up front (surprisingly), then on to the bitterness. The notes on the nose don't really come through, unfortunately. Disappointing.

M- medium body.

O- okay, not great. Wouldn't go out of my way to have again. Many better options available.

Photo of EvoRich
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Slightly hazy, mostly clear. Light copper color. Pours with a finger head which fades quickly.

Smell: Aromas of citrus hops

Taste: Hops a bit more piney in flavor. A bit more bitter than the aroma suggests.

Feel: Light to medium bodied

Photo of Filthyfloor
1.25/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

at first it tasted like a standard wheat. then a bitterness starts mild. i was pleased, until the bitterness keeps expanding into horrible after taste bitter apple spray. overall i'd say they took a wheat beer and then put some dudes ass in the beer for a solid year.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very well balanced ipa. I liked it a lot and the bottle was a little out of date. Fresh must be great

Photo of rjs246
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was an IPA. This was not a bad IPA. I would drink this again.

Photo of Beergod50
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really wanted to like this. Friends recommended it. I love that the company is independently owned. It just didn't seem to have any outstanding characteristics.

Photo of mikefuski17
2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was very disappointed in the beer. I expected a lot more. Not much hop profile at all. I've had much better, which isn't hard to find.

Photo of travisatlarge
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

I want to like this beer. I wish the hops were a bit more complex. That being said, I picked it up at Winn-Dixie for 6.99 a 6-pack which is awesome. Still better than most things you would find at a Winn-Dixie.

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured a clear golden body with a half-finger white head. A very true to style IPA appearance. Scents of dank, earthy herbal hops, floral hop aromas with notes of jasmine, grass clippings and tea-like aromas with a bit of biscuit-like malt in the background. Overall impression of aroma is of an earthy, English hop sort of IPA. Very nice for the style, earthy and herbal. Flavor begins with medium bitterness and flavors of floral hops, earthy, herbal hops and notes of grapefruit peel and pith and hints of pine resin. Middle is bitter with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel and pith and medium notes of floral and herbal hops. Finish is bitter with notes of resinous hops, pine resin, grapefruit peel and pith, light alcohol and earthy hops. Aftertaste is pine resin, grainy, biscuity malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice, earthy, dank IPA that also has a nice citrus presence with pine. Very well done. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-light carbonation and a resinous, drying mouthfeel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good IPA that is easy to drink. Overall this is a good IPA. Strong, bitter, resinous, herbal, floral and citrusy in aroma and flavor. A nice mouthfeel aids the experience. A good IPA well worth drinking.

Photo of silverevo9
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmmmmm, this IPA is good at best. I sense not a lot of hop presents here. Malts do linger. Just not a lot going on here. This is drinkable. Carbonation is high. Aftertaste is dull but clean. With all the good IPA beers out there, one can afford to be critical. The good thing is the finish. I do get a specific but shallow scent of hops. Lacing is good. This beer is doable. Okay, just had my second brew and seems to be improving. Head has taken on a deeper hue showing some purity. Lacing is a bit stickier.

Update. The beer is good. Had the beer again with a clean palate. Like the orange hue to the beer. The finish is good. Lacing is excellent. Not a lot of hop presents, but there. Went down fast. Price is right to. Not overly complex but good none the less...

Photo of BenwayPHD
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Pours a golden color worth a three finger eggshell white head. The nose is strange. The hops are lemon and pepper and a soft soapy smell. A thick biscuit malt. The flavor fallow the smell. Toffee and biscuit malt with lemon hops. This is far too malt balanced for an American ipa.

Photo of smanders
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

This was part of a make-your-own 6'er from Wegmans. Now I remember why I don't do that often. No bottled-on date.

Appearance: crystal clear gold with a white head. Average lacing.

Smell: more malt than citrus/spice; something's off.

Taste: just like it smells (i.e. unbalanced). My first thought is this is a beer past its prime.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: a poor representative of the style.

Photo of Rootscipio
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

aggressive pour results in a a good 2 finger head which s quickly dissipates into a long lasting off white lacing and quarter inch head. Amber color liquid with moderate carbonation.
Hits very nice malty and piney notes followed by a very mild grapefruit that finishes dry.
I like it personally, not the best Ipa I have ever had, but far from the worst. and not bad at all for a $8 six pack.

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