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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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Tonight’s quaff: Full Sail Brewing "Grandsun of Spot" IPA. A new beer from the dedicated folks in Hood River, Oregon. Amber body with a lively off-white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is pink grapefruit, some resinous pine notes from the hops. Plenty of sweet malts to accompany the hop bitterness. Medium dry bitter finish. Nice IPA people. Note: Must love hops! This beer is part of the Brewmasters Reserve Series 2009.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2009
bottle. copper pour with thin lasting head. sweet malt and floral hops with some citrus. medium body with nice bitterness. piney hops with solid malt backing

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5900) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2009
22oz bottle from the Utah State Wine Store. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is pretty subdued; light caramel and hops. The flavor was quite nice; a huge grapefruit and orange peel flavors, lots of bitterness, quite hoppy. I’m not sure why, but others seem to regard this as a pretty bland beer, but this bottle was full of fresh citrus hops and pretty bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3342) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with an off-white lacing head. Pleasant citrusy aroma with a whiff of peach. Medium body, overripe fruit and burned caramel. Hoppy finish. Appears stronger than it is. 220909

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color; medium creamy head. It has a very nice hoppy aroma, fruity (with sweet oranges), light pine needles and sweat. The body is strong enough, it has a good caramel flavor, I would probably like more sweetness (here almost absent) the final is quite powerful, getting a bit harsh, and nutty. Starts well, ends less well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Sweet bonus brew from ditmier. Thanks! Pours clear amber with gold edges and off white head. The aroma has sweet malts mixing with spicy and earthiness. Mild aroma but nice. The taste is full on bright spicy hops to go along with lighter notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. The hops are mostly bittering and trying to bridge the gap over to the sweet malts but not really makig it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2009
From a 22oz. bottle poured into a Shaker at 42°. Color is a golden orange with good carbonation and a thick off white head. Aroma is bright with hops that give a citrus, pine and grass scent with just a touch of toffee in the back. Taste is dry and citric. Starting with a medium body it goes down creamy with a sharp bitterness on the end. Finish jumps in with a malty with a mild sweet feel then a big hop flavor of citrus and bold bitterness. After taste is dry with the bitterness building and hanging in the back of your mouth. Overall its a well done IPA, good flavor without overdoing the citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3785) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Bright orange pour. Smell is dark aroma with heavy malts. Taste is hoppy hoppy upfront that turns piney sweet. Not flavorful, turns rough. Dry dry dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with hops, pine and malty notes. Flavour was quite hoppy with grapeffruits, pine and malty notes. Quite nice. Finished dry and bitter.


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