Full Sail Pale Ale | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Full Sail Pale AleFull Sail Pale Ale
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Full Sail Pale AleFull Sail Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not to be confused with their English Style Pale.

"Our Pale Ale has a fresh, hoppy aroma that comes from two (top secret) Northwest hop varieties, while two-row Pale and Crystal malt give it a mild sweetness that finishes clean and crisp. Feeling out of whack? Put on some music, crack a Pale Ale, and readjust your balance.

ABV 5.4% IBU 37"

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2002

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Ratings: 642 |  Reviews: 363
Photo of jkanavel
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pretty amber, pure white head.

S: Very tight. A little toasty. Some pine notes.

T: Raw grain hulls, carmely malt notes, a little hop bitterness, a bit citrusy. Very smooth flavor.

M: Rich medium bodied, full carbonation.

O: Like most of Full Sail's line, this is a sessionable beer. Nothing about this beer is spontaneous or interesting, and maybe thats its charm. Like Boston Lager its tasty, satisfying, steadying, and consistent.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of KajII
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a crystal clear sparkling light to medium amber with a slight yellow hue and a head that was average sized (1-2 finger), fizzy and white and had fair lacing.

The aroma was kind of mild of a grain malt, a citrus hop and a musty scented yeast with a hint of caramel and grapefruit.

The taste was just a tad sweet and acidic with a mild caramel note at first and then became a little bitterer and a touch hoppy with a definite note of citrus (grapefruit) at the end. The flavor hung around for a little while after the swallow leaving a bit of bitterness to linger on.

Mouthfeel was a shade or two above light in body and dry but also watery in texture with a nice lively carbonation.

Overall a decent Pale Ale, one that goes down easy and finishes nice...

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Photo of jaredseaman77
5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden copper color with a one-finger, off white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky, thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled toasty with piney hops and some citrus notes.

T - It tasted of toasted malt with some caramel notes. Nice pine and citrus hop presence to add some bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty pale ale. Another nice one from Full Sail.

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Photo of niceonebro
5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light and tasty, Full Sail's Pale Ale proves to be crisp, clean, and less full than many comparables.

The Pale Ale pours with the classic copper-amber color and with a bright sheen that's void of haze. A light but creamy egg shell white foam stance forms on the beer and retains well with minimal lace.

Medium malt and medium hops both contribute to the clean balance of light caramel, barley malt, and citrusy hops. Low on esters and no phenolic spice- only a mild ethynol alcohol scent accompanies the simple aroma spread of hops and malt.

Crisp and clean flavors of caramel, cashew, and barley malt provide a medium intensity of flavor but only light on the sweetness that's norally associated with malt. Grapefruit, fresh cut grasses, orange zest, and soft pine emit from the hop additions and balance the beer to near perfection. Only light and non-descript fruity esters carry an almost tropical fruit flavor and appricot taste, but with no yeasty spices or off flavors. Very fresh, albeit lightly grainy.

Mediu bodied throughout, the beer has an early malty richness that fades to light and fleeting sugary texture. Malty dryness, light grain, and hop bitterness/dryness all work toward a dry and crisp finish, but leave enough sweetness on the palate to allow for a linger of malt that pushes the aftertaste a bit too far.

A tasty Pale Ale that's shy of the classy crisp taste of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. A bit more dryness, spicy hop character, and depth of malt character could easily bring the beer in line with the best.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Full Sail Pale Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 52.6% out of 100 with 642 ratings
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