slowrunner77 (9216) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet malt followed by some pine and a dash of grapefruit. i liked this better than Sunspot, the supposedly bigger beer.
DuffMan (8929) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange tinted gold, slightly hat, cream colored medium head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and piney hops. Sweet barleycorn malt with resin and grapefruit hop character. I’m guessing this has malted out a bit, but it could also be the Full Sail skilled laborers missed the mark on this one by a little. Not bad, just not what it could have been.
skoisirius (1892) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another dip into the never ending series of middle of the road IPA’s from FS. Tastes great, easy on the pocketbook, good every so often...but not too often.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full Sail Brewing Company--Sun of Spot--Incredibly Bright India Pale Ale--Brewmaster Reserve 2007 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--90 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Mild lacy head. Clear bright amber color. Medium floral hop front. Smooth mild sweet earthy caramel grapefruit pine mild ester body. Clean balanced mild hot hop spice end. Back of the Throat flowery Hops. Sampled 7/1/2007.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange and clear but there was some sediment at the bottom of the bottle so I think the next glass may be a little murky. A short, sticky white head is lacing the glass and leaving a thin film atop the beer. Aroma is hard to nail down but there is some hop stickiness there. Taste is similar to the regular IPA but hoppier with a decently bitter finish and bitter lemon flavor, minimal malt breadiness. The carbonation is healthy and active so the mouthfeel is a little bubbly. This is a good IPA, they should change the recipe of the regular IPA to this. This is much better than the sunspot IPA I had at the beginning of the year.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-27-2007 16:44:08
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #258. Tasted 4/6/09. Purchased sometime during the summer of 2007. Hazy with an orange amber hue. Bubbled ring of head. Aromas of orange, resinous hops and fruity esters. Slightly vegetal. Medium bodied with moderate astringency and sweet malty character. Cola malts, but short lived. Dry and bitter finish. The grapefruit hop note really shines in the middle of the palate. Touch candy sweetness, but the astringent bitterness overshadows. Hits the palate well. Good rolling flavors, even at this age!
drjay44 (3269) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a nice white head, of long duration, over a clear (SRM 15) body....nose is pine and grapefruit.....taste initially is toffee malts then balancing resin, citrus and bitter hops....mouth feel is medium, carbonation medium. It is no question an American IPA, but is on the lighter and more refined end of that large spectrum.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head that lingers. Smells of sweet oranges, caramel, wildflowers, earthy. Tastes of earth, spice, tea, pepper, some bitterness on the finish.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pours an opaque orange honey hue, head is white fluffy foam that is mostly dissipating, minimal lacing
S- Nose is quite hoppy with a subtle citrus (mostly orange) character, big tones of tea take over midway, some floral, herb, and spices, as well as bready malts
T- Initial taste is mildly bitter hops which give way to tones of tea and biscuit malts, some chalk, grass, and earth characteristics
M- Light-bodied ale, watery texture, sharp carbonation
D- Easy-to-drink IPA at 6%abv that is fairly light on the hops and is surprisingly tea-like, I kept getting the essence of a hoppy iced tea, while this is unique it doesn’t hold up to most other IPAs in terms of the style characteristics, this is definitely non-offensive but in a bad way
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage. In the bomber bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle. Pours a light amber, mainly golden color with a boisterously thick white head. The intense lemon and orange aromas indicate to me that this has lots of finishing hops. Heavy grapefruit citrus flavors. This is really delicious. My guess is that it might well have been undrinkable at first bottling, but the year and a half or so in the cellar has made this something that is totally prime and ready to drink right now. I was a bit worried at hoe this might age since it is only 6%, but it is good to go right now!