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

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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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Ratings: 1,439 |  Reviews: 563
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jkball01
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of LoudRed
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of froghop
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear amber-orange with a small white head, and some lacing.

smell is faint, slight grapefruit, caramel, earth, citrus, and a slight bit of skunk.

taste is of grapefruit hops, lemon, some caramel, and a little sour malt in the back, ends a little dry and bitter.

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Photo of carrollmel7
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Griphon
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fox227
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Mojo
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Docer
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally after so many years.. getting around to trying Full Sails IPA for the first time... I feel ashamed... I did however have their Slipknot Double IPA first... and loved it!

- Great light copper color... clear.. minimal head and bits of lacing.. but tame.

- Very roasty charred malt profile.. much like their Slipknot... and very similar odor as their LTD lager release as well... a spicy zest and bitter hop aroma.. but mild.. the malt seems to win it all over.

- More hops in the flavor.. spicy, bitter.. but not much of a fresh floral or citrus taste. Grainy, malt.. barley.. a true ale.. with great complexity.. but needs something more to compete with a coast full of great IPA's.. but still a very good brew. I could toss this out though and be happy with their LTD released lager.

- Bit chewy and dry.. grainy approach. Decent feel..

- Like all Full Sail brews it is very drinkable... haven't had any beers from a brewery that had so many super-drinkable beers as this one.. from their pale and amber... on up to their Black Gold and Imperial lines..

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Photo of brureview
3.94/5  rDev +11%
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.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of avaldivia
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. No bottle dating, but a best by of 10/21/11.

A: Clear golden color. Excellent head about 2 inches thick. Nice lacing.

S: The hops are there but not really citrusy or piney. There malt and grain are prominent. They may be overpowering the hops.

T: Better than the smell. The pine is more prominent, but still really grain and malt forward. Not overly sweet. Weird aftertaste.

M: Average. Not overly thick. Medium carbonation.

O: Mediocre. A bottled on date would be better than a best by date. It was decent but fell no need to try it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mattcrill
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Dry lemon notes up front, bread crusty malt base, clean light citrus aromas. No off aromas. Low fruity esters.

Appearance: Cloudy, effervescent iced tea color. A thin, white sudsy cap with some moderate lacing on the glass.

Flavor: Earthy, resiny hop flavors, good bread crust-like malt base. Finish is citrusy, bitter, clean, and dry.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, almost spritzy. Medium bodied with no apparent hot alcohol flavors.

Overall impression: A straightforward, easy drinking IPA. I wonder how long this one sat? I get the impression that the aroma and flavor are shadows of it's former self. But I have no way of knowing for sure (no label markings). Seems quite restrained for an IPA but a good ale none the less. Glad to see it made it to Ohio.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of tastybeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden amber color with a slightly orange tinted large bubbly head. Big head initially that fades in reasonable time to an 1/8" patchy layer. Some lace patches here and there. Aroma is refreshing. Fruity notes including apricot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, citrus rind in general, mango, and pineapple, floral tea, pine, as well as caramel and Munich-like malts. Could be maltier but it does smell nice. Taste is also tea-like, fruity, floral, piney, and perhaps even minty. The malts are subtle here too. I like the mix of hops flavors though. Crisp and fresh, they fit well together, and are equal in sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is decent. A bit resiny and sticky, and generally slick. Body is on the light side of medium if not straight up light. Overall I like this beer. I have other IPAs I like better, but this is great for a hot summer day as it is very refreshing with bright aromas and flavors.

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3.36/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sprucetip
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes. Decent white head, some retention, thick lacing. Clear, golden, active.

SMELL fruity and floarl hops, a bit of sharp bitterness hits and fades. Malt hard to detect. Not complex.

TASTE sharp piny hoppy flavor and bitterness first, lingers and fades. Bitterness returns in the finish. Malt is buried. Fairly one dimensional, not especially smooth or complex.

FEEL med carbonation and fiz, some warming, medium body, dry bitter finish.

OVERALL certainly not a bad beer, but it doesn't really work for me. Of all the good and great IPAs, I don't see myself reaching for this one often. I wish I liked it better, as I support the idea of employee owned businesses.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,439 ratings
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