Full Sail IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #6,906
Ranked #45,040
3.57 | pDev: 12.89%
Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Full Sail IPAFull Sail IPA
Notes: ABV 6% IBU 60
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; copper in color; 2 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: very little aroma; what's there is earthy and floral;

T: quite floral from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: not very interesting;

Dec 27, 2018
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mjurney from Texas

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber, clear. Medium rising bubbles. Small frothy head. Moderate head retention. Leaves a fairly nice lacing behind.

Sweet bready malts, some caramel, citrus-resinous hops, a little fruity.

Hop bitterness is medium, citrus, resinous, hint of woody. Malt backbone, sweet bread and caramel. Slight bitter aftertaste, doesn't linger too long. Medium bodied, soft, pricky carbonation, easy drinking.

Just a basic American IPA, nothing really special, but good.

Aug 26, 2018
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ChrisCage from Canada

4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a nice semi hazed dark golden honey color with a thin layer of soapy white foam for a head without much retention....settling into a patchwork of foamy goodness over the brew.....there is a fair bit of suspended yeast that is in the bottom of the bottle and swirled into the glass. Carbonation is tight, light and quick to rise to the top of the liquid and the lacing is very modest, with a small grouping of protein patches clinging to the side of the glass!

S- A well balanced blend between honey/caramel/toffee malt and some bittering, citrus like zesty hops, some tropical notes (candied pineapple/apricot) and a sweet, sticky finish.

T- Very mild and mellow for an IPA! Hop presence is noted, however, is overshadowed by sticky sweet malt, honeyed tropical fruits, citrus zest and a grainy finish that leaves a lingering flavor of all of the above on the palate, waiting for the next taste!

M/O- Nice medium/light body with very soft carbonation! The flavors are really allowed to settle onto the tongue well and the alcoholic factor is very smooth and after as much aging as I gave this one, I am very impressed and think it does very well over the long term! A nice accompaniment to baby back ribs or/and addition to a sweeter style BBQ sauce. Well done and I'd try this again!

Feb 04, 2018
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, labelled "ridiculously tasty citra and centennial", pkg 9/13/17. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet sugary tropical fruit with some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary tropical fruit with some cardboard malts and chemical grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK sweet and fruity IPA with some off notes.

Nov 08, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a golden yellow colored body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies to a film and barely leaves any lacing. Streams of carbonation are seen rising. The smell is lightly hopped up front, still a nice dosage of caramel malts appear. The taste is mainly sweet, becomes slightly bitter, and has a sticky sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and has an adequately carbonated for the style and for me. Overall, this seems to be a bit sweeter than most AIPAs, could be borderline EIPA b/c of strong malty presence I say this is good for the style and good for me, I would have it again.

Jun 25, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I swear this beer has gone through some changes, but as always, perhaps it is just a lupulin threshold shift, but I really don't think so, I used to drink a ton of this stuff.

Anyways, sometimes dark yellow, sometimes orange, it has a 1/2" white head on the top. The aroma was always pretty muted relatively speaking, c hops ya know?

Taste, at times it was a bitter bomb, other times it came across, malty, woody, earthy. Really good price on these though, you can sometimes find them for less than $1 a bottle in the 12 packs.

So I dunno, it was an old favorite, but then it seemed to just not have enough. And I mean, SNPA is still my favorite beer of all time, so I dunno, I don't think its solely bc its an old recipe with only c hops. . .

May 12, 2016
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PASTOR_at_DAChurch_of_IPA from South Carolina

2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I bought a six pack of this "IPA" because it is a local Oregon brewery and had a neat blue color. It was a normal price for a six pack of craft, around $9, so I wasn't suspicious or anything. It said "ridiculously tasty" on the label, which made me hesitate, I almost put it back. I bought it anyway, and it is disgusting. It isn't an IPA. I don't taste any hops, just nasty caramel. I'm giving it away to friends. It isn't even good enough to keep for beer bread.

Apr 22, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour a clear yellow into a pint glass. Thin white head with decent lacing. Smell is citrusy as is the taste. Not a distinctive beer, but a good tasting beer.

Feb 24, 2016
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TheStoutLord from Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear golden color with a lacey thin head. Some little carbonation and bubbles.

S: Strong citric smell that combines well with the malty aroma. Perhaps a hint of pine and herbs.

T: Surprising hoppiness in the front that I didn't catch from the smell. Gives way to that citric/herbal flavor and finishes with a pleasant maltiness.

F: Good mouthfeel, doesnt leave a sticky lingering in your mouth that some IPAs do. Its light bodied, very drinkable. Quaffable even, for an IPA.

O: Solid IPA. I would recommend it for people just starting to try out IPAs before moving on to something more complex.

Feb 22, 2016
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matcris from Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Clear, orange-amber, one finger of foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a ring on top of the beer. Very mild lacing down the glass. Medium carbonation rising.
AROMA: Citrus, minor pine, sweet malt, slight astringent notes.
TASTE: Sweet up front, then mild bitterness and hop astringency, Simcoe, I think.
FEEL: Medium thin body, medium carbonation. Mildly dry finish.
OVERALL: Fairly mild overall, in pale ale territory. Pleasant enough, just not a fan of that catty/Simcoe flavor/aroma, but it's on the mild side.

Feb 19, 2016
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tucson_brewson from Arizona

3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I guess my original review didn't save, in any case...

This is the first IPA I ever purchased, due to prestige of brewery and price. It makes a good starter IPA if you're wary of the super bitter, piney IPAs out there.

Poured into a Spiegelau glass:

L - reddish-orange with a good finger or two of head that dissipates quickly.

S - citrus, fruit, some biscuit malt and pine, more sweet than sharp/bitter like more pronounced IPAs.

T - Starts malty smooth, very fruity, almost like an amber, then has a slight hoppy finish to qualify it as an IPA.

M - Light/medium body, slight carbonation but a very drinkable session IPA.

O - As mentioned, a good starter IPA. Not too bitter, not too malty sweet. A good go-to IPA that's more like a pale ale, but definitely "tasty."

Dec 21, 2015
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Tracywithbeer24 from Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a plastic cup (desperate times call for desperate measures). Very beautiful color, amber with nice head. Not much of an aroma. Too carbonated. I feel like its not hoppy enough for an IPA but its drinkable and would be something that someone that doesn't normally like IPAs would like and would be able to drink. Refreshing. Had two but wouldn't buy it again.

Nov 25, 2015
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Boxer_Rebellion from Utah

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my first offering from this brewery and I tend to be partial to IPA's and usually try any new one I can get my hands on. This didn't dissapoint with great color, smell and hits you with a mild hoppiness. I would pick up again.

Nov 19, 2015
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crob3888 from California

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pretty golden orange hue with an offwhite head that leaves a lot of lacing. First smell is of citric fruits, lemon drop candy, floral hops, and fresh picked berries. Flavors of dry grain, grass, slight honey malt, and a hint of fruitiness to round things out. Mouthfeel is a tad bit thin, but overall I'd say this is underrated (likely due to the lack of in your face hops). Enjoyable and a great value.

Sep 19, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Floral notes, herbal, with some light citrus tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with more floral hop notes and a touch of malt.

Sep 09, 2015
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brureview from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish orange color in a Spiegelau glass. 3F head which quickly diminished to 1F.

The aroma isn't very strong: malty, light citrus, a touch of sweetness.

The taste is excellent. Citrus, piney, possibly tropical fruit. Not sure of the hops- possibly some Mosaic.

Mouth feel and finish: excellent. Tangy, hoppy finish.

Overall: at a colder temp this beer is lackluster. At a warmer temp, the citrus, pine, and tangy MF really come through. The aroma could be a bit stronger. Otherwise, lots of flavor in this beer.

Aug 21, 2015
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VABA from Virginia

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

A-Pours an amber color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a citrus and hop flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent IPA

Aug 08, 2015
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SitkaSteve from Idaho

3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a pale orange color with a light foamy to bubbly white head. Minimal lacing slides into the beer.
The smell had some piney and earthy notes.
The taste was basically the same with a decent caramel and bitter background. There's a quick dry caramel finish.
The mouthfeel was a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light and allows the bitterness to be the harshness adequately.
Overall, its an alright IPA, but somehow I see it more of an English one as there's not enough bitterness. I don't recommend this to hopheads.

Aug 03, 2015
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sashavasko from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light and crisp - easy drinking. Nice beer to have in the middle of the day. Tastes good both chilled and at room temperature. I would call it more of a session IPA.

Jul 29, 2015
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Jsteez from Utah

3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a translucent copper/orange color; not much head and minimal lacing. Smells like malty pine needles and earth; tastes like citrus, pine, and wet sticks; finishes with a caramel and bitter backbone. There was also some peppery funk in the aftertaste as well. Felt medium to lighter bodied; crisp in a sense. Quaffable, yes! It was a decent IPA, but I've had better.

Jul 29, 2015
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muldersha from New York

2.36/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz brown glass bottle purchased in Portland, OR with an Enjoy By date of 09/28/15

Has a clear orange body with a chunky white head that dissipates rather quickly. However, it leaves behind an acceptable white lacing.

Piney aromas of heather, bran flakes, citrus, grass, steely metallic hops, soap, and baby diaper.

Malty, medium-bodied, and a bit disjointed. Sports an assertive and dry herbal finish.

A bit out of sorts, but not terrible.

Jul 10, 2015
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Chicowdy from Florida

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is barely an IPA to me but if it's supposed to be an English style IPA then I sort of get it. It has no overly impressive aroma and it tastes like dirt. I did not enjoy this beer at all.

Jun 09, 2015
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Zaktcc from Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a golden orange color with one finger head. Decent head retention.

S - Pleasant to the nose. A mixture of spice and malt with little hoppy presence; notes of grapefruit as well. Fairly straightforward scent.

T - Not too much to the taste for me; feels overwhelmed due to the carbonation. Hints of malt and hop, similar to the scent.

M - Fairly light bodied beer. Very carbonated feel.

O - An average IPA for me. The carbonation was too harsh which I feel took away from the flavor. Drinkable but an average beer overall.

Jun 07, 2015
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Libeertarian from Montana

3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden with orange tint to it. White head of fair retention. Grainy, piny, a little spicy on the nose at first, mellows to lightly floral or soapy. Makes for dank drinking. A little too light and thin, and could be smoother. Crisp with nice not overly-prickly carbonation.

May 23, 2015
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pianoguy from Washington

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Pours an opaque light golden body with a 1/2 inch white head that dissolves quickly, some lacing

Faint smell, mostly malt with a little pine

Taste follows the smell. with a malt start that goes directly to a slightly bitter hop finish

Feel is thin and slightly prickly

Overall. Kind of a middle of the road-ish malt forward IPA .

May 11, 2015
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