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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The next beer in our summer “sun” series that began with Sunspot IPA. This beer is brewed in the aggressive IPA style with Columbus hops accentuating a malt blend featuring Munich and Honey malts for a full malt flavor.

Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught

ABV 6% IBUs: 80


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2009
22 oz bottle from Thriftway - Pours with a big, frothy head. Nice caramel color. Disappointing flavor, though. Tastes a bit like a hopped up Coors Light.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Short rating. Aroma of iced tea and wet, cut grass. A little skunkiness from the malt. Pours a relatively attractive burnt amber with a frothy, and lasting off white head leaving sticky lacing. Flavor is raw, brash and completely bitter. Very dry. Very aggressive hops with little malt to back it up. Woody, tree bark-ish, burnt malt. Blech. Flabby body. Unforgiving and offputting bitterness make this a mess of an IPA.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 29, 2009
so much burnt iced tea, so little time. rough grass, and tree bark are the highlights of this red brown pour that makes me long for a glass of water to wash the taste out of mouth. i have two older brothers so i know what crap tastes like. this is too close for me. too sticky of a mouthfeel coupled with an aggressive hand with the not so tasty hops makes this an unpleasant experience all around. 4 5 2 1 7

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
22oz bottle. Cloudy copper pour with a medium off-white head. Piney and citrusy hop aroma with the slightest touch of sweet malt. Citrusy hop flavor that encompasses both orange and grapefruit with once again the slightest bit of malt. Unforgiving bitter finish, like the Prodigal Sun. Second beer I’ve had in this series and the second one I’ve found to be way better than the ratings would indicate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2009
22oz bottles. pours a hazy orange with white head. an aroma that is piney and metallic - sorta chemically but a very mild aroma. flavors has a mild piney and grassy bitterness being met with a doughy malt background. sort of your run of the mill ipa and not a very good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours a reddish orange into the glass with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine with a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor is fruity, a lot of apricot flavor, probably from the combination of the hops and honey malts. Really enjoyable. By far the best beer I’ve had from Full Sail!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours like dark caramel with a dense creamy head that lingers. Strong pine aromas. This stuff is thick and viscous. I want to chew on it. Mucho hop knife blades slash the gobby malt mush into a frenzy. Fresh and generous. The finish is long and savory. Excellent!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
Amber IPA with a small white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops with light honey malt. Taste combines hop and malt character but lacks complexity - some orange and pine hops with honey malt but really doesn’t express the range or depth of hop character that I would expect. Finish is clean and balanced with some bitter hop character. Good beer but doesn’t compete well with many other craft IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (706) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Pours a nice copper with white head, minimal lacing. No real aroma to speak of but I am getting some vanilla. But no hops. Weird. Flavor has some up front hop bitterness followed by a malty/astringent finish. Kind of lingers too, not in a good way. MIght be a bit off, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a hazy orange with an off-white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus and pine hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is of caramel mals with some bittemess from the hops.. The finish is long and bitter. This is a well balanced and quite drinkable IPA.


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