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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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1,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of freed


2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tommy Bahama lookin' label, pours a nice coppery gold. Excellent lacing and decent head. Excellent clarity.

Aroma at first past is a heady, meaty must, but it deteriorates into a stale grass smell.

The taste is quite weak. The hop brightness quickly gives way to a soda ash dryness that trumps what might otherwise be a decent sweet malt flavor. The mouth is left dry and tart in a bad way. Not really any good.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 02:45:39 | More by freed
Photo of charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle has freshness date in mid-June and screw-off cap. Bottle claims 6.0% abv rather than the 6.5% listed here, and hasn't recently updated design.

Pours a rather light gold brown colour with minimal head. Sweet citrus nose suggests a rather bland version of the classic northwestern IPA. Turns out this one accentuates the bitterness more than the citrus though. Rather disappointing feel (this goes the many small bubbles route), and after the hops bite there isn't much following them up. One really has to concentrate to discern the flavours here. I expect something more visceral from these parts.

A decent brew, but there are so many better from the same region. I doubt I'll get another six pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2005 05:55:19 | More by charlatan
Photo of Reidrover


3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow hadn't seen this in bottles for years but here it is.
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle.
After pouring into my pint mug its an attractive light amber /orange colour, quite crystal clear colour. Large splotchy pure white head,leaving copios lacing.
Nice clean citrusy hop aroma,slightly medicinal.
Taste of course is dominated by the hops which seem to give a very orange cOk on the palte citric taste to this, there are some malts barelly noticed at first, but come through after wards.
Ok on the palte maybe a little too thin .
Very drinkable IPA, not a classic..but good enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2005 04:56:33 | More by Reidrover
Photo of Redrover


3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one in Eugene, OR last week. Beer was a decent bronze with a fair head and decent lacing.

Beer had a clear hop nose, but the hops seemed slightly subdued.

Taste was more like a pale ale than an IPA. In fact, their pale ale seems to have more hop bite than their IPA (??). Beer had a nice balance and decent carbonation for style. I just think they need to increase the IBUs a bit and the beer would be better.

Mouthfeel was fine as was drinkabiliy.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2003 17:45:29 | More by Redrover
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2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Medium golden color, smallish head. Aroma is grapefruity. A medium bodied IPA. Mildly hopped, fairly bitter, but the malts are evident. Finish is sharp. Aftertaste is hoppy with medium bitterness, some malt evident in the aftertaste. A very middle of the road IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2003 00:49:01 | More by beerguy101
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pint glass was filled with a copper color beer with a decent foamy head. Slight floral hop aroma with some noticable maltiness. Not what I expected for an IPA. This was confirmed as there was an unbalanced flavor as the malt was more prominent than the hops. The carbonation was fine, and the head slowly fizzled away as the glass emptied, leaving light lacework. Very drinkable and it is a slightly better than average IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2003 01:56:56 | More by Gavage
Photo of jcalabre


2.17/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I originally sampled this beer on 28 June 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: This is a copper colored IPA.
Flavor: Up front, it is quite hoppy. It finishes with a bitter flavor.It's not well balanced. There are so many fine IPA's out there that far exceed this one in quality. Try one of those.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2003 03:14:47 | More by jcalabre
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured with a nice head and clear. The aroma was of hops but not overpowering. The taste was of hops and it did beat out the malt, but it was not as hoppy as some American IPAs that I have tried and it made for a nice drinkable beer. It was what I want in a beer. It is bitter but not stongly so. It is thirst quinching but not too light. An all around good beverage.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2003 20:28:57 | More by LarryKemp
Photo of ZAP


3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fruity nose...some citrus like oranges rather than grapefuit...also some apple and pear smell...pours a hazy golden with litle lace...medium body...not tremendously hopped up but they are noticable..some cidery(apple/pear) notes in the taste...I expected more citrus hop notes from this West Coast IPA but overall this is pretty good...

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2002 19:39:49 | More by ZAP
Photo of Gusler


3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange to amber yellow color, head is portly, the lace in fine thick sheets, both an off white color. The nose is malt, lightly floral, hints of orange or lemon peel. Slightly sweet malt start, the top is skimpy, the finish is robustly hopped, middling on the carbonation, malt dry aftertaste to top it off. A middle of the road IPA, not over powering, but quite quaffable and well worth a sample.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2002 07:08:26 | More by Gusler
Photo of Bighuge


3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This hazy amber-orange beer throws a thin white head that is well retained. There is some earthiness and herbalness to the nose of this one. A bit musty and some sweet aromas here and there as well. The taste is pretty citric. Almost get a tinge of Pine Sol. Quite bitter also, but for some reason, this bitterness here does not appeal to me as the bitterness in other IPAs. Maybe there is just not enough malt in this beer to give it sufficient balance. Or maybe it is just that the hop variety used is not one of my favorites. In any case, this is a pretty average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2002 19:51:16 | More by Bighuge
Photo of ADR


3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber, pale yellow medium-bubbled head that you can get up to an inch with a hard pour. Slightly acidic aroma. Initial malt flavors are nice but the hop bitterness shows itself early in the taste and persists to the finish. Hops are relatively restrained for an American I.P.A. but have a tongue and throat tickling bitterness without a nice grapefruit rind flavor. Well balanced brew, a little thin, and the hop bitterness could be more pleasant in character. OK but no HopDevil...

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2002 08:14:40 | More by ADR
Photo of Jordan


4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A healthy looking orange-amber, in a thick haze. Fresh and frothy head. Aromas of hops, clove, and peppery spice. The flavor transfers this essense onto your tastebuds. Medium bodied, perky, bitey mouthfeel. Very nice I.P.A.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2002 22:04:25 | More by Jordan
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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good IPA, this is very drinkable - a good session beer. While a little light in hops, a beer to find and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2001 11:58:39 | More by gwfrankpsu
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