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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


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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Malty, candy hop aroma is very inviting. Almost amber in color with little head. Limey cactushops assault the palette with unabashed aggression. There is some munich maltiness and some sweetness, but the bitterness is the show here. It is succulent. Very dry and bitter at the finish. I like it alot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4887) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Grandsun Of Spot India Pale Ale--22 Fluid Ounces Of Incredibly Radiant IPA--Brewmaster Reserve 2009 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--100 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Big foamy rocky lacy white head. No sediment. Clear thin bright dark amber color. Earthy malt mild floral hop front. Dry sweet earthy malty hop infused toasted caramel biscuit mild fruit body. Deadening rich bitter clean dry hop spice end. Big bitter tasty IPA. Sampled 7/17/2009. 6 @ $4.99 Each.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2009
I like these summer IPAs. Light on the mouth, refreshing on the tongue. This one from Full Sail is unique in that the malts are as pleasurable as the hops. Nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2009
On draft at the Full Sail brewpub in Portland. Pours a cloudy copper with a mid-sized, off-white head. This one is a pine-resin hop bomb. My great friend Amy described it as drinking a christmas tree. Nice and full-bodied, thick and smooth with a vibrant enough carbonation to keep it clean and dry. Sharply bitter aftertaste, but a mild enough flavor that this is an extremely refreshing brew. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11072) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Bomber from Whole Foods in Sacramento, CA. Pours reddish copper with a decent off-white head. Very hoppy aroma - resin is noticeable. Some caramel. Medium plus body with near creamy carbonation. Very soft. As beer leaves the mouth grapefruit rind bitter comes out. Pretty bitter. Pretty good. Very well balanced in the mouth, followed by nice bitter. Interesting how this works with every mouthfull. Quite good ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Aroma: Big hops and malt aroma. Hops where awesome.
Appearance: Amber in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: A awesome hops flavor with a great malt backing. Lots of grapefruit like flavors.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Great Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was one killer Full Sail Brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2009
22 oz bomber. Amber ale with a lovelly,attractive ,thick,creamy off white head. Very substantial hoppy aroma to this one, not subdued,piney,grapefruit pepper. As for taste, like the aroma this does not spare the taste buds from the hop attack..grapefruit and pine forest. nice full palate, semi-dry finish with a great long lasting after taste. Good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured hazy orange with a white head that laced the glass. aroma was citrus, orange, pine, and fruity. flavor was pine, orange, bitter, and grass??. medium-low body. thanks again bill for one of many beers!! cheers my friend.


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