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

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of HopNelius
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served out of 12oz and into a pint glass.
Appearance- A- yellow, medium carbonation
S-notes of tropical fruit
Taste- drinkable, light citrus hops.
Mouthfeel- pleasant.
Overall-not too impressed with this beer, it is not a bad IPA but there are so many better selections out there, drinkable to the point of boring.

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3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz twist-off bottle to pint glass at The Red Lion.

A - The beer pours a golden clear color with 2 solid fingers of white head with very good retention and lacing.

S - Rather disappointed in the lack of aroma here. Very slight to detect a lot of hop character or caramel malts or anything. Not what I would expect from a west coast AIPA.

T/M - The beer starts clean with the cistrus hop flavors I missed in the aroma. The middle of the beer emerges with a grain/bready character in the specialty malts that balances out the beer.
The beer finishes crisp and clean and medium bodied with a slight bitterness that lingers for a short while.

D - Drinkable.

Overall this beer wasn't what I expected in a lack of aroma. It's certainly not bad but and better than average but only slightly so. Don't think I will be coming back - too many other great IPAs available.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 02:49:16

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thatruth
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours an apple juice color into a dull amber with copper tint. half inch head that creeps away quicker than it presents itself. decent, frothy, coated lacing.

smells mighty wheaty, hints of oak, undertones of pear of peat.

bold, hoppy wheat. on-bringing and aftertaste are that in the same. that is, nothing to write home about.

a decent ipa, more bold than crisp or unique. more staunch than doable or enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of bobhits
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A golden nearly yellow orange color. Far lighter than normal for the style. A thin white head that coasts the glass with lacing.

Sharp citrus notes without much malt to speak of. This seems a touch off but I can't place it.

Citrus dominate, grape fruit and orange peel, with a strange bready malt finish. This seems to miss the boat perhaps too close to a pale ale, but I'm not sure where this one is missing.

There's a bit of a bite to the finish, but beyond this it isn't anything special. Rather mild and sessionable.

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliantly clear amber sunshine. Modest carbonation. A thick and dense off white head about 1/2 in. tall, thats long lasting and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma has a fine hop bouquet that smells of floral and fruits. Malts are light and in reserve. Taste is hoppy but not overbearingly so. Moderation is the key here. Malts are light and serve really only to act as a platform for the hops. This beer has medium weight on the palette. Its bitter but seems only around the edges. Its dry and clean, no aftertaste.
I think this is a pefect example of an IPA.
It's good to drink hop bombs. It's good to drink more malt forward English style IPA's. But, it's also good to have middle of the road. This beer is hoppy but not much, malt but not much, bitter and refreshing... it's in there.
This beer was good to the last drop.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cyclonece09
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a darker amber with a frothy head that dissipates quickly, but leaves very nice lacing. Has a nice sweet aroma with some citrus smell. Tastes very nice, with a good compliment of hops and , very balanced, however, with enough hops to have a little bite. It has a great mouthfeel and amount of carbonation. Definitely one I could drink all night. A great beer overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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