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

1,432 Ratings
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 jimmah120
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle with no date

nose is wheat and hay with the hops in the background. less hop than expected. taste is subdued. more of a straight up pale than an AIPA. malt and bitter is what comes through at first. hops don't come in till later. very floral but in the background. maybe more subtle than subdued. knocking it down a bit because of a somewhat unpleasant, lingering, aftertaste. this is a very crisp beer, with the right amount of carbonation.

The taste of this beer left me puzzled, definitely not what i was expecting. It's not bad but very middle-of-the-road, especially put up against the likes of Surly, Stone, etc. Wouldn't mind finding it in a cooler on a hot day, tho.

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Photo of piclee
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Rocketman8911
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of electtodefer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mercatonero
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of moskal
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of flynn1648
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of yamar68
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is soft - more of a malt presence than expected. Biscuits, grain... hops aren’t too agressive but neatly balanced. Pours a golden orange with a finger of creamy white head. Initial flavor is abstract and bitter, far less balanced than the nose. Not bad though. This could certainly pass as a American pale. Probably wouldn’t seek this out but I’ll likely try the rest of the line-up since they’re on sale at Zipp’s :)

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Photo of Tpsauer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- light golden straw with finger of fluffy white head. Minimal lacing.

S- muted hops blend well with tropical citrus.

T- well balanced, not overly hoppy with a good blend of citrus tropical fruits.

M- very well balanced, nice medium body and was very smooth.

O- decent beer, I prefer hoppier IPA's but this had a nice blend. Would have again, nothing special though. May be good for those who don't usually like IPAs.

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Photo of omegaman
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NODAK
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is fairly faint, with notes of citrus and herbal hops....but really not much there.

Upon first drink, there is a fairly small bitterness for style...actually I'd say it's at the level of many APA's rather than IPA's. Decent sweet maltiness on the body with a note of citrus present and a small biscuit presence. A faint note of grain appears at the finish of the drink along with a little bitterness at the finish as well but pretty small here.

Definitely a tame IPA all around. Drinkable, sure....perhaps an "entry" beer for those not initiated or those who aren't feeling like a full-flavored IPA.

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Photo of RElliott12
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Samp01
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium golden amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of sweet caramel malt some fruity and citrusy notes with some earthy piney hops. A medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is caramel malt some citrus and grapefruit notes with some bitter hops ending, can use a bit more hops. Overall an average, but drinkable IPA.

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Photo of Sargully
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of RandyBoBandy
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

im surprised this is rated so low here. i think its a pretty darn good ipa, if a bit less hoppy than most. poured a magnificent amber color with a thick foamy head crowning well above the rim of my english pint glass. smells more like a traditional american pale ale than an ipa, which might expain its low raitings. balanced malt bready tones with a sticky hop aroma. flavor is similar, there more subtle hops than a lot of assertive west coast ipa varieties. it has a sticky fresh hop sort of palate, but not too robust at all. mouthfeel is nice, well carbonated and a nice fuller body, but really drinkable and excellent with bbq chcken pizza. a very good daily drink, especially at 3 dollars a pint!

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Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.53 out of 5 based on 1,432 ratings.
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