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

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,279 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,279
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 87 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A bright amber orange tint. Head is a 1/4 inch but seems to stick around for a bit with decent lacing. Bubbles feeding the carbonation.
S+T - Smell is to be desired with some moderate gram cracker, bread, and piney hops but taste is way better than expected. Very balanced citrus hop bitterness, some bready gram cracker crust, and a finish with some piney hops that cling to the palate. Not blown away but I am impressed.
M - Light to medium, easy to drink, hides the 60 IBU's well.

Overall I would drink this again. In a way it reminds me of 60 minute IPA with less carbonation in a way helping drink ability. I would buy it again if I found it.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Act25
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

EMPLOYEE OWNED! This is a perfect starter IPA.

Appearance: CLEAR well carbonated golden color with tiny bubbles of carbonation floating towards a solid white head w good retention. plenty of lacing in a .5 L tall cylinder named Spaten. Good looking, reminds me of my friends in Oregon - clear, straight ahead, energetic, well made, good water.

Aroma: Old fashioned american ipa. bready. Yeasty. A bit of caramel, toffee, malt but sweet. Some fruit and a little citrus and pine.

Taste: Bitter and American classic at first, and bready. Caramel and english malts with a lemon - hoppyness. It's drinkable, and thirst quenching - their goal, but a bit forgettable too. Not as intense as big hoppy IPAs like Stone or American PAs like Dales.

Mouthfeel: medium body with above average effervescence and easy drinkability. Nice summer beer, not a winter beer really. Should be delivered in cans please.

Overall: Definitely a gentle IPA for someone just getting into hops. Not the intense flavor and bitterness that hopheads want. Love that FULL SAIL is employee owned (47)! For that reason, I recommend them. Bready, bakery, summery, light beer. Should be in cans!

Came back to this with smoked salmon with garden tomatoes and green peppers and onions, basil, on toast in August - Greatest summer IPA, makes me want another, so fresh tasting. Great w food. 8-8-13

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.47/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.71/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light amber colored liquid with a white head. Very, very pretty in the glass, especially when held up to the light.

Aroma is nice and full with lots of grain and maltyness, aromatic hops and a hint of pineapple and oranges.

Flavor is very balanced. There is a background of matzah bread, a little bit of toastynes and just the right amount of hops. The hops seem to dance between citrus, herbs, mint and a tiny bit of pine.

Mouthfeel is medium to full and feels very smooth.

An excellent beer. On style note --- I would probably label this as being more of a British style IPA or maybe an American style Pale Ale. It is not nearly as hoppy as many American IPA's.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange color with little bubbles of carbonation floating towards a thin soapy off-white head. Pretty much picture perfect for the style but appearances are hardly ever mind-blowing.

Aroma: Caramel and a hint of toffee in the malt department. Some pine and a little citrus where the hops are concerned.

Taste: A nice burst of bitterness straight away but that quickly dies out and the palate becomes a little watery. Usual caramel and english malts are present along with a sweet lemony hoppyness. The breweries website says that this is meant to be a 'thirst quenching IPA' which I'd agree with. But the end result is an IPA that doesn't focus enough of good hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with just above average effervescence and easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Definitely a starter/transition IPA for someone just getting into craft. It doesn't contain the real flavor and bitterness that hopheads are interested in. Would I drink it again? No.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 1,279 ratings.