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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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1,197 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,197
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 57 | 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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3/5  rDev -16%

djrn2, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

YeastEnthusiast, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

AWB3, May 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

raisedglass, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of JohnnyJam
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the date code of 6/19/14 clearly readable on the label into a pint glass and get one finger of head.

A: Pours a yellow amber color with on finger of head that dissipates quickly to leave just a ring around my glass and about half of the top covered with a thin soapy covering. Some lacing visible.

S: A little biscuit and a little lemon grass is present. Not much going on.

T: Malt and bread first. followed by citrus. It comes off juicy at first and finishes dry.

M: This is less than medium-bodied and average carbonated. Goes down easy and finishes dry.

O: This is an easy to drink beer. I would have it again but not gravitate towards it. It is easy enough to drink but not really exciting.

JohnnyJam, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Molson2000, May 26, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is mild hay and grain. Not much going on.
The taste has a building lemon and grapefruit bitterness, with a sweet start. It has a good malt backbone.
The body is thicker with moderate carbonation.
The smell was lacking but everything else was good.

Fatehunter, May 26, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent but by no means amazing IPA. LIttle to no aroma from the bottle. Tastes like a classic IPA--hoppy and carbonated--although more understated that most. Silky and smooth mouthfeel after the first wave of carbonation. Not a lot of different flavors going on for me (at gunpoint I would say this is mildly piney), but pleasant and easy to drink. I wouldn't buy this again but I'll enjoy the bottles I already have.

AmyfaceNYC, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Stofko1992, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

BodyPolitic, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

drkastner, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Durandal_777, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

pkalix, May 18, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden honey color with a modest, quickly dissipating eggshell white foam head about of about two fingers. It looks great in the glass and appears to have plenty of carbonation. A respectable amount of lacing is present.

Smell: Very 'piney' and 'hoppy', distinctive and expected of this style. A few hints of grapefruit and generic 'citrus' scents on a closer inspection and quite appetizing. Otherwise, nearly absent or not notable.

Taste: It definitely tastes like an IPA, albeit not as much as expected. An odd balance of maltiness here and there with the hops presence. Quite bitter, I believe it tastes very much like grapefruit with a punch of grassy hops to linger about towards the end. A few sips later and it's still steady. A clean and non-lingering aftertaste.

Mouth-feel: A bit on the lighter side, but not too light. Despite all the bubbles, it actually has a lot less carbonation than I would have expected from an IPA. On the smooth side and quite drinkable.

Overall: A decent offering from Full-Sail, although it's a little underwhelming for what I expected out of this. Not bad in any sense of the word, but there are definitely better examples of this style out there. Merely average, I'd say of this one. If there was nothing better around, I'd pick it up more often.

Notes: Poured into a clean U.S.-style tumbler from a glass bottle, served slightly chilled.

garten, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

BigFatOgre, May 13, 2014
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Wetenkamp, May 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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ascags, May 10, 2014
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jaswilson2, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

hipcat, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

thatoneguymike, May 04, 2014
Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 1,197 ratings.