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

1,433 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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Ratings: 1,433 |  Reviews: 562
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, pine and floral notes.

T - It tasted of pine, grasses and sweet caramel malt.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. I'd like a little more bitter hop punch, though.

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Photo of keenan41
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into tulip. No lacing and no head.
Malt aroma ok...not amazing.
Slight hop aroma...not wowing me at all.
Its ok...I actually don't really like it. Its bland...and malty. Not an IPA in my opinion. Full sail is way better than this.

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Photo of tugg407
3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KajII
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a light clear amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy white head that had really nice retention which produced some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was moderately heavy of a floral hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was lightly bitter with a hint of caramel early on, then a nice hoppy bitterness took hold with a nice fruity citrus taste at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time in which the taste of grapefruit and hops took hold of the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a very nice hoppy brew that goes down nice and easy, leaving one with the nice taste of citrus at the end.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass; no apparent freshness date on the label or bottle. Mostly clear light copper body with a two-finger fluffy white head. Good lacing and retention.

Fairly light aroma of citrus hop notes and a touch of pine resin. More sweet, bready malt aroma than most IPAs I'm used to, but it's not off-putting.

The flavor follows the aroma closely, with a moderate hop punch and a solid malt balance. The citrus flavor leans more towards a grapefruit taste than I would have suspected from the aroma.

Very drinkable IPA. Not over-the-top hoppy but solid and decently balanced.

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Photo of jaredseaman77
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dbossman
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear with an apricot hue and one-inch head that dissipates to a thin film rather quickly; lacing is quite nice

S: Strong bready malt bill followed by a citrus hop aroma: peach, grapefruit, and lemon with a twinge of pine; but all on top of a toasty bready--slightly burnt malt finish

T: Strong hop bitterness up front with some citrus (apricot especially) and lots of grassy, herbal bitter hops and then again lots of bready grains; fairly balanced though the bitterness does override any sweetness from the malts

F: Decent carbonation up front and enough oily viscosity to make me happy

O: An interesting IPA--though not quite the west coast hop explosion I half expected but still a nice IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

12 ounce bottle poured in stemless wine glass.

appearance: golden straw colored with 1 inch chunky white head from aggressive pour. really nice lacing on whole glass.

smell: very clean...this is not a hop bomb trying to stuff tropical fruits up your nose....good citrus and pine, but not pungent.

taste: balanced nicely. clean hop bitterness that lingers a bit at the end. citrus and piny hops...hops aren't overpowering but there isn't a big malt presences here...just balance.

mouthfeel: full and nice. just fine...

overall: I like this beer. it doesn't satisfy a craving for a huge hop punch in the face (we all need one once and a while), but it is very balanced, drinkable, and is a crazy steal for the price. nice stuff.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden color with lots of visible carbonation with about a 1 finger head which recedes to a white crytal-like lace.

Lots of tobacco on the nose along with some biscuit like graininess. Unimpressive unfortunately.

Alot of tobacco in the flavors as well. And this bottles only about two weeks old. Crisp and medium in body. Body is solid though, no weak points and it's held together well. Decent hop finish with a very dry cracker like feeling on the back of the tongue. The hops are very earthy rather than your normal flavors and such.

Different but not in a good way, i understand this breweries been around forever but this IPA just isnt that good. Some barnyard and horse blanket flavors are present too.

Crisp and refreshing at least.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.53 out of 5 based on 1,433 ratings.
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