Spotless IPA (Brewmaster Reserve 2010) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Spotless IPA (Brewmaster Reserve 2010)Spotless IPA (Brewmaster Reserve 2010)
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Spotless IPA (Brewmaster Reserve 2010)Spotless IPA (Brewmaster Reserve 2010)

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV 6.5% IBUs: 70
Available June to September (2010) in 22oz Bottles and Draught

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of JBogan
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a rather standard looking medium gold with a small white head which recedes quickly and leaves a good amount of sticky lacing.

There's a mild but pleasant hop presence in the nose, along with a hint of spruce. Not strong scented but inviting nonetheless.

The taste is similar to the aroma. Some citric hops along with a bit of lemon. I like the fact that this isn't just another trendy hop bomb. It's on the more subdued side, yet remains very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is just about perfect. It has a good thickness and just the right amount of carbonation to make it crisp on the finish.

Overall this might not be a beer which will appeal to the "more hops are better" crowd. However I found it enjoyable and worth returning to again.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I bought a bomber of Spotless in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a deep shiny gold color and is crystal clear. A frothy white head caps the beer, but it's not particularly resilient or sticky. It breaks down to a fizzy film, leaving little or no lacing.

Smell is a sweet bread aroma, with an orange or lemon blossom scent.

Taste is decidedly citrus, grapefruit, with a little cereal flavor along side.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, but not cloying. The beer has a thickness to it's texture. It is mildly carbonated, bordering on flat, with a dry bitter aftertaste, that tastes a little like rubber.

A drinkable IPA, but the aftertaste gets a bit tiresome. I might buy this on sale, but I don't know that I would seek it out again.

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Photo of beertunes
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear dark yellow/light gold color with a thin cap of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

The aroma was very subdued, almost bland, with mostly grain and a bit of bitter hops. The flavor was also subdued, bitter hops mostly, with a slight metallic taste at the back of the throat.

The body and drinkability was also typical for the style. Overall, a very average brew that got a higher numerical score than it deserves. Give it a shot if you see it, just don't expect much.

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Photo of philbertk
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Full Sail Brewing Company--SPOTLESS--22 Fluid Ounces Of BriIliantly Bright IPA--Brewmaster Reserve 2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBU's. (4.25/ 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Clear thin bright orange gold color. Floral delicate hop front. Dry sweet light textured rich smooth pale caramel crystal malt mild fruit subtly hop infused rich body. Clean refreshing mellow bitter hop dry citrus hint end. Best Spot? Sampled 6/4/2010. 2 @ $4.99 Each.

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Photo of froghop
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear orangish with a very small white head, and some lacing.

smell is floral, citrus, some caramel, and roasted malt.

taste is crisp, bitter, malt, a roastiness, a little sweet in the back, and some caramel, ends a little sour, and bitter.

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Photo of grittybrews
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a amber-tinged yellow with some quick-settling white head. Nice aroma of citrus and hops. Bright flavor of sweet grapefruit and caramel with a not-too-bitter hoppy finish. Very fresh and pleasant overall -- not too memorable, but easy drinking!

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A $2.50 pint at Capt. Ankeny's.

A: Quite clear, but very few rising bubbles within a butterscotch-orange pour. About a finger of creamy white atop, drops in a couple minutes to a rim-hugging ring. Decent lace, a draped netting.

S: Modest/forgettable aroma of candied orange, mild pine and doughy malt. Served at a fair temperature and nothing interfering with my nose...hmmm, just not much to smell here. A disappointment compared to past 'Sun' series IPAs.

T: Nicely balanced caramel and vibrantly fruity hops. Retains sweetness throughout, ends with a zesty tang and an earthy spice. Orange pith and mild pine. Kinda throws a variety of hop flavors at ya; though it's tougher to wade through, the end result still works out fine.

M: Generally smooth, with a gently rounded hop/bittered finish. Lasting spice and a little sugary malt lingering on the lips. Medium body, might even call this 'refreshing'.

D: Despite a hum-drum aroma, this gets good overall marks for drinkability. An 'average' ABV (6.5%) means I could have a couple; flavor and feel are both firmly on the 'plus' side. Nothing terribly innovative, but a solid IPA nonetheless.

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Photo of Docer
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap for lunch before a tour I went on yesterday... forgot I hadn't even tried or reviewed this beer....

- Clear and dark copper pour.... thin white head which settled to a nice drifting of white fizz.. Looks rich, and almost Imperial.

- Smell is of Full Sails characteristic roasty and starchy grain... nice strong grains, caramel... and citrusy and zingy pine bitter hops.... Still... seems like an Imperial...

- I love Full Sail beers... my go to beers... having the LTD 02 as I review this... and Spotless is much the same, but with a lot more hops, and some less sweetness. Grains, roasted... caramel.. light breadiness... and pine dry bitter hops all over with a nice floral and citrus finish.. and still this is as flavorful as an Imperial much like Slipknot.. but pulled sooner and a bit less sweet.

- Medium bodied.... slightly chewy, and yet thin... refined.

- Overall a great brew... but I still would rather drink their IPA... then jump to their Slipknot which I like a lot.... this is a nice in between... you kind of get the best of both worlds with this one.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a golden yellow color with a small white head and ok carbonation. After a few sipos the foam is gone

S: Smells of grains, hop bitterness, fruit

T: Starts sweet, fruits with grains, perhaps some toasted grain and corn, bitter finish

M: Cirsp but a little flat on the palate. Just not to appealing

D: Ok, but not one to seek out

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Spotless IPA (Brewmaster Reserve 2010) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 39% out of 100 with 59 ratings
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