Full Sail IPA | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Full Sail IPAFull Sail IPA
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Full Sail IPAFull Sail IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV 6% IBU 60

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Ba Review #274
Served On: 06/12/2013
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6%
Date/ Code: 07/12/2013

This was a 12oz bottle from a full case I found at Brewskees of New Oxford ($31.59).

Look: Poured a super clear bronze color with some minimal carbonation and lacing.

Smell: Some faint notes of fresh cut grass. Also some signs of fusel alcohol.

Taste: Not much for taste. First up was some notes of citrus. Then a bitterness set in. The finish had some sort of fusel alcohol notes. Almost like this batch fermented a little too hot. Finish was clean.

I have to admit, I’ve had homebrew batches turn out better than this one. The off flavors really take away from the drinkability, otherwise the beer would atleast have that going for it.

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Photo of PeterLemonjello
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fan of Full Sail, the brewery, and several of their beers. I was very excited to try their IPA and was quickly disappointed.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden straw. Questions marks began in my head upon seeing as most IPAs I'm fond up are darker.

S - Actually, if I closed my eyes...I would have guessed I was smelling an Amber. Maybe not quite as bready/malty as most good Ambers but certainly less hoppy than a Pale Ale and not even close to the aroma present in most quality IPAs.

T - Tastes like a decent Pale Ale to me. Very very little bitterness and certainly not much in hop flavor. Maybe a tad citrus, but malt flavors are more prevalent.

M - Solid mouthfeel. Not too thin, not too substantial. Has the mouthfeel of a session beer,

D - This isn't a bad beer, just not a good IPA. If you are looking for hops, steer clear of this one. It's certainly plenty drinkable if you're a fan of Pale Ales.

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Photo of MiScusi
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

bottle stamped with a 041509 on the neck. Must be a best by date.

A- Golden, very light orange... same color just about as Pliny the Elder. Nice foamy frothy head, great lacing.

S- Trademark full sail smell. Metallic, band-aid like. Its so potent that I might think it's a specific hop smell but it's in every one of their beers.

T- Earthy hop flavor, a little citrus in there. Tastes like a pale ale in terms of hop flavors combining with a grainy malt body.

M- pretty light, which I actually like. Carbonation is fine in texture. Actually really nice feel for a beer.

D- When there are other IPA's available like Blind Pig, Green Flash, Stone IPA, etc, there's really no reason to drink this. It's not a very good IPA, the two main components- taste and aroma are poor, but it's not a drain pour

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Photo of Chicowdy
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out a roasted pumpkin orange with large bubble white head that dissipated quite quickly.

Smells of floral hops and and citron.

Sweet opening with a certain bitter hop load that is heavy with pine. Some lemon notes on the end this beer is not too confusing at all.

Eh its mouthfeel isn't really worth mentioning, I guess adequate, medium light body super light carbonation.

Not too drinkable, I would grab something else. Maharaja maybe.

price is solid, picked up this single in a build your own six pack for 10 bucks. Glad I got to try it, did not prove itself for another go.

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Photo of brentk56
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head that leaves many shards of lacing

Smell: Lightly toasted malt with a rather citric, almost herbacious quality; a touch of unpleasant solvent, too

Taste: Starts out with a toasted malt flavor that is joined, mid-palate by a lemony citrus flavor; after the swallow, the herbacious elements kick in, ruining the balance

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; harsh mouthfeel after the swallow

Drinkability: A very poor example of a west coast IPA

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Photo of jkdrummer
2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big disappointment right from the get go. A head similar to BMC beers. IPA? Where's the aroma? Head is now gone with minimal lacing. Taste not much to brag about. A little sweet but again, this is more of a pale than an IPA. What has happened to Full Sail? I want my $8 back.

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Photo of Hydrohead
2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of goschool
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The pour is gold approaching amber with a white head that has good retention and leaves more the average lacing. The nose has earthy, herbal hops with a touch of orange. This stuff tastes like Lagunitas IPA would if it was stale and you poured lemon juice in it. There's a British character along with the PNW in this, but musty hops and too much lemon ruin anything tasty or drinkable.

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Photo of Onenote81
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to breity for this brew in a recent trade!

Pours a translucent brownish orange with a massive white foamy head resting comfortably on top. Retention is stellar. Decent globs of lacing on the glass edge.

Smells very yeasty and bready. Some weird vegetable thing going on in there as well. No pine, no real citrus presence. Different.

The hop bitterness is there, but very subdued. This a much more malty IPA than I am used to. I like the citrus hop kick in my beer, but this is pleasant no-less. Bready warm feel to it. Not too thick, not too watery.

This really wasn't what I was expecting, but I wasn't disappointed. Decent brew that I would have again. It's more like an English IPA in my experience, but no big deal.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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Photo of GossageBrewery
2.76/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear golden color. Average head and below average head retention. The Aroma of the beer was really weak for an IPA, I barely detected hops and it was mostly sweet and grain. Average amount of lacing. The taste is ok. Smooth, medium body. It is mostly sweet, giving way to some bitterness but not really a hop driven bitterness. This is not my kind of IPA- its brewed pretty safe- Perhaps a good intro IPA. Next Please!

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Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 37.1% out of 100 with 1,435 ratings
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