3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Horse Brass pub in Portland. Was called Full Sail Brewmaster Reserve Equinox Ale. Clear yellow. No head. An aroma I can only describe as that of gummi-bears. Tastes a little too sweet, too much sugar, with a mild hop profile, and a nice even maltiness. Dry but weak bitter finish.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright and clean, great dry hop aroma. Hop character shines right through in flavor, but is well balanced. This has a ton of flavor for its 4.2% alcohol.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: copper/amber color. Fair amount of carbonation. As with most of the stuff I've had from Full Sail, it was reasonably hoppy, but, fortunately, not overdone. This would go well with food off the Weber .
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 Draft: Amber with a lofty head. The bartender described it as a "light IPA," and that’s a pretty good description. Some watery sensations, but mostly just light, clean and carbonated well. Absolutely wonderful aroma: piney, sweet and slightly citric. Small hints of fruit (orange and apricot?). Not too bitter, though it does build somewhat. Refreshing, easy to drink and flavorful; great session ale, IMO. RERATE, bottle: Light amber-golden and mostly clear (better lighting than the bar). Wonderful lace; leaves rings after each sip. Zingy-zippy hops. Refreshing and clean-tasting, with a nip of lemony citrus. Flowery, too. Nice balance and fairly easy to drink.