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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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1,289 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 96 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- light golden straw with finger of fluffy white head. Minimal lacing.

S- muted hops blend well with tropical citrus.

T- well balanced, not overly hoppy with a good blend of citrus tropical fruits.

M- very well balanced, nice medium body and was very smooth.

O- decent beer, I prefer hoppier IPA's but this had a nice blend. Would have again, nothing special though. May be good for those who don't usually like IPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of timtwoface
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer falls into the category of a "standard" IPA for me, as far as strength goes. This beer doesn't intend to be a hop-bomb and I appreciate that - it is a nice, crisp, bitter, but easy-drinking beer of which I could have many in a single sitting if I so chose. I would definitely recommend this as a good ipa to try - especially if you are not overly familiar with the style. Most of what I have tried by Full Sail has been good and I would say this is my favourite thus far.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was running into a six pack of this IPA and bought it, because it is rare in Maryland beer stores.
It poured a deep clear gold with a white head building about one finger thick. After dissipating it leaves good lacing on the glass.
The smell announces variety of flavors. Grass, earth malts, fruity hops.
Tasting the beer, up front we certainly have a hop dominance.
A earthy grass, or lemongrass flavor! In the middle those earth tones will be met with some bittersweetness by some other hop variety. At he end there is a little sweetness lingering on the gum and tongue.
A medium bodied IPA, with decent carbonation and good drinkability. Great job!

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer , no freshness data offered on the label. Pours medium to lighter straw like amber. Off white head and leaves plentiful light/fine sheeting and lacing. Resiny hop nose, goes along with a moderate resiny opening note on the palate.Bready malts also make themselves know and add a nice attempt @ balance. Dry finish with a moderate hip bite. Nothing special going on here, just a drinkable, decent, session able, everyday IPA. Worked in a pinch while spending a weekend in a non exciting beer location.

Photo of Docer
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally after so many years.. getting around to trying Full Sails IPA for the first time... I feel ashamed... I did however have their Slipknot Double IPA first... and loved it!

- Great light copper color... clear.. minimal head and bits of lacing.. but tame.

- Very roasty charred malt profile.. much like their Slipknot... and very similar odor as their LTD lager release as well... a spicy zest and bitter hop aroma.. but mild.. the malt seems to win it all over.

- More hops in the flavor.. spicy, bitter.. but not much of a fresh floral or citrus taste. Grainy, malt.. barley.. a true ale.. with great complexity.. but needs something more to compete with a coast full of great IPA's.. but still a very good brew. I could toss this out though and be happy with their LTD released lager.

- Bit chewy and dry.. grainy approach. Decent feel..

- Like all Full Sail brews it is very drinkable... haven't had any beers from a brewery that had so many super-drinkable beers as this one.. from their pale and amber... on up to their Black Gold and Imperial lines..

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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I expected to not like this beer, because I have come to associate Full Sail with unimpressive, average craft beers. So, I’m always a little more impressed when I beer I expect to dislike has some likable qualities. This is an example.

Appearance - This beer pours yellow-orange with a white, two finger head exhibiting moderate retention and heavy lacing making gothic church window patterns. The color looks off for an IPA but not totally unreasonable.

Smell - Fruity, hoppy, straightforward for the style.

Taste – The hoppiness is appropriate for the style if a little restrained. This is, perhaps, an IPA for the masses. There are grapefruity and piney flavors coming from the hops. The finish is of average length and appropriately bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied.

Drinkability – A drinkable beer, but not impressive. It would be a weak contender in a session of all IPA.

Photo of nanandtomfitz
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

very enjoyable overall.
nice pour with thin but good foam and lacing'
smell and taste nice hops, fairly consistent from beginning to end/not much change
feels good and solid
overall enjoyable and a quality beer at this price, nice to have in fridge but just shy of feeling like a real "event" to get to have it

Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.