Wreck The Halls | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Wreck The HallsWreck The Halls
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
503 Ratings
Wreck The HallsWreck The Halls
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"This annual favorite is a sublime hybrid of an American style IPA and a winter warmer. The result is a bold brew that celebrates the holidays with an intriguing blend of Centennial hops providing elegant citrus notes balanced by a backdrop of a rich caramel malt body. Dry hopped to amplify the aromas and flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6.5% IBU 68"

Added by dolem98 on 11-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,178
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
503
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 503 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of redleg64
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 version poured into a goblet. A clear copper-amber color with a frothy light tan head that lingered. The aroma was bright with orange rind, caramel, and toffee. The taste was as expected with a bitter charge of citrus followed by a malt-forward presence. Rich caramel but not overly sweet. The caramel was balanced with a more complex malt profile - biscuit, bread, etc. Very nice.

 386 characters

Photo of DoubleABaird
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2017 Vintage

Look:
Dark gold to light amber in color with a white head that has good retention, good clarity, and a small bubble texture.

Aroma:
Piney hop aromas hit you right off the bat, but this is followed by notes of caramel malt and a touch of alcohol. Clean fermentation character besides the alcohol. No off-flavors.

Taste:
Medium-high levels of hop bitterness with moderate levels of piney, and low levels of grapefruit rind, hop flavor. Malt flavor is caramel with hints of toasted malt. Balance is leaning towards hoppy, but isn't totally out of balance. No lingering bitterness.

Feel:
Head was creamy but the body is medium with no creaminess. Some residual sweetness. Closer to dry than sweet though. Some alcohol warmth.

Overall:
Pretty nice beer. Will continue to be a yearly buy.

 816 characters

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle 12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Amber, slightly hazy, medium foam that slowly disappears
Smell: hoppy but not as hoppy as other northwest IPAs
Taste: bitter
Feel: good carbonation, good follow through, dry finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: good beer, ok to repeat but not look for
drank: Thursday, May 04, 2017 7:03 PM

 336 characters

Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Bright orange amber hue, lots of lacing action. Zesty and juicy citrus nose with some malt in the back. Expected a bit more body but it has the body of the usual PNW IPA. Kiss of warmth, assertive hop bitterness, and lots of citrus peel and rind flavor make this beer festive. Very happy I was able to try this brew again, certainly worth getting some.

 398 characters

Photo of DOCRW
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ANiklaus
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber. Dark amber body with small silky head. Immediate aroma of piney hops, some caramel. Taste is mostly hops but not to much, balance is perfect) with some caramel and malt sweetness, and is touch of winter spice (nutmeg?). This is what I love about the holidays!

 281 characters

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mostly light copper/amber appearance, 1" of head, chunky. Hops like most full sail beers, weren't pungent in the aroma, barely there for an ipa.

Taste was bitter, but lots of crystal malt drown out the hop flavor. Full Sail seems like one of the only breweries who don't jack you up on the cost per ounce of their bombers, so that does factor into the scoring.

 365 characters

Photo of ScottishStoutMan
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3-finger head on the pour, plenty of carbonation, nice dark copper colour. Hops dominate the smell, although it is pleasantly mixed with citrus (mostly orange with a hint of lime), and some grainy and clove aromas mixed in. Hops are just as pleasantly balanced in the taste-not too overpowering-and the beer actually feels like it might make a decent session beer. There is also a subtle apple flavor, and some more prominent spice, clove, and cinnamon as well. Not a huge complexity in here; just a down-to-earth American pale ale that's not too overwhelming on the hops. A Christmasy beer that won't put you under the table before dinner's over, but will still leave you feeling in the holiday spirit.

 703 characters

Photo of raindog814
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hopped up fruit cake in a glass. An ipa with a residual sweetness and a malt backing the hops that is a little unusual. An okay beer but pales in comparison to Pfriem's winter warmer.

 185 characters

Photo of uccle81
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look : Orange-amber colored, 60% opaque, creamy milky head.

Smell : Lots of orange candy and raisin, with tons of juicy, fruity hop. Some plum sweetness in there as well.

Taste : Totally piney, and then an alcohol warmth with rind and faint biscuit malt.

Feel : Creamy, medium bodied, hot, ending buzzing and semi-dry.

Overall : This was a punch to the face with a fist full of pine needles. I could have dealt better with it had it been dialed back, but there's no denying the loud flavor of this concoction of both Winter Warmer and traditional IPA. I'd say it's worth a try, I thought it was decent.

 608 characters

Photo of jdwilliamson79
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Wreck The Halls from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 503 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.