IPApaya | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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3.79/5
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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winter weather forecast for Hood River: unseasonably tropical. IPApaya, the latest in our Pub Series, blends locally grown hops with notes of papaya for a vacation in a bottle. IPApaya was born out of our interest in the tropical aromas of Northwest hops. Pale and wheat malts along with healthy additions of Equinox and Cascade hops provide the perfect golden base for the addition of papaya. The result is a refreshing IPA with the subtle essence of papaya. Tropical aromas of citrus, passion fruit, and papaya are well complemented by clean malt notes.

58 IBU

Added by DefenCorps on 12-17-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
36
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Sellen
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Look: clear amber body with a decent white head. Minimal lacing.
Very nice aroma mixes papapa, hints of other tropical fruits, spicy hops, and faint bread, The flavor is comparatively disappointing and way more hop forward despite some mellowing effects of the papapa. Mildly bitter.
Feel: near medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of storebrand
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For a cheaper IPA this one astounded me. Not one for a fruity beer, it is a light enough flavor that actually adds something to a beer from an otherwise middle of the road brewery. It doesn't get old but out of a six pack, it would probably spend six nights in my fridge - one of these and a few other standards makes for a nice night. Pleasantly surprised!

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a medium rocky white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet candied tropical fruit with some perfume.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruit with a floral hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is slightly watery.

Overall, an OK fruity IPA.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is clear yellow with plenty of white foam in the Affligem chalice. Certainly a powerful fruity aroma. Long nose of grapes and papaya. Very light body. Fairly sharp, and then there is the rather excessive bitterness.

Some malt and white grape flavor. This is more bitter than fruity, but it's an IPA first if that's what you're looking for. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Haggen Market in Burlington, Wash.

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Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle from TW Arrowhead 1-28-17 for $1.79. Bottled on 12-1-16 and stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a modest white head.

Nose is very juice like, sweet papaya dominates.

Taste is papaya forward initially balanced by the palate malt base. Finish is a bitter green hop that is a tad distracting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a pretty good beer that has some decent qualities.

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Photo of grittybrews
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManlyWealth
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Folks, this isn't just an IPA, it's a tropical IPA and should be rated as such. I happen to love the taste of papaya so I really enjoyed this IPA. If you don't like papaya, you won't enjoy this IPA. It pours a bright gold with a healthy off-white head and lots of lacing with a nice fruity - hoppy IPA aroma. Excellent tropical fruit tasting IPA with a heavy emphasis on papaya. the hoppy bitterness comes through just as it should in a really good IPA and the last flavor you taste is the papaya. It goes down easy. Enjoy!

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Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nininik12
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/23/2017

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Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy apricot with lots of tiny bubbles rising, and a finger of white, foamy head that lingers, and sticks to the glass. The aroma is...yup....papaya, childrens-chewable vitamins, doughy, lemon/citrus. The flavor is sweet and bready, right away, papaya, then a good dose of bitter kicks in, and continues to build. The feel is, well below average carbonation, medium-ish body, dry on the finish. Overall, above average, but low carbonation, and lightish body are leaving this lacking. The overall flavor is ok. Smells a little artificial, to me.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for summer or spring. Pours a copper/orange color with a finger's worth of head; clear and crisp looking in the glass; a bit of fruity notes from the papaya in the nose; perhaps some grassy and herbal hops as well. The papaya is not strong upon the initial sip in the frontend, but it shows a bit in the backend, although quite subdued. It's got a juicy quality that makes you want more and more; perhaps a little mango and citrus in there as well. The papaya is most noticeable in my burps. The aftertaste has a crisp bitter bite from the hops. Crisp and clean mouthfeel. Like I said a good beer for summer drinking.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rarigney
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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IPApaya from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 36 ratings