mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh and fruity, hoppy aroma. Moderate in itís hoppy strength. Some maltiness plays in the background. Bubblegum, grapefruit flavors. Juicy and fruity bitter hop finish. A nice american IPA.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden brown with a medium sized white head. Aroma has some citrusy hops, with a hint of toasty wood. Strong grassy bitterness. Lacking any real malt presence. Not my kind of IPA.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is quite floral, some malt sweetmess evident, but primarily European hops. Flavor is sweet, with a robust spicy, hoppiness that lingers in the mouth. Medium body and nicely carbonated.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Modest piney and sweet aroma, some spice; caramelly sweet with developing bitterness; notes of woody smokiness, toffee maltiness and earthy bitterness throughout; some hint of medicianl phenols; hop-juicey, and needs a little more refinment and malt backbone.
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow hadnít seen this in bottles for years but here it is.
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle.
After pouring into my pint mug its an attractive light amber /orange colour, quite crystal clear colour. Large splotchy pure white head,leaving copios lacing.
Nice clean citrusy hop aroma,slightly medicinal.
Taste of course is dominated by the hops which seem to give a very orange cOk on the palte citric taste to this, there are some malts barelly noticed at first, but come through after wards.
Ok on the palate maybe a little too thin .
Very drinkable IPA, not a classic..but good enough.
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Nice new packaging, reminding me of Dadís office back in the late 60ís early 70ís with its wood panelling. Clean spicy nose. golden amber coloer. Small head with lots of lacing. I have always prefered Full Sails efforts over the other Big NW Brewers (Widmer/Pyramid). But I have to say Iíve tasted better. Sad to say, I enjoy Dechutes IPA for itís drinkability, a good but not overbearing ale.
IndianaRed (2516) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a bright clear orange/amber with a thick creamy off white head. Lots of clinging lacing. Aroma is an up-front hops but tamed or subdued a bit with a wody malty sweetness. Flavors are a fairly strong but ballanced hops and malt medley. Tasty and refreshing. It works for me
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Frothy, white with nice lacing. Golden amber body without carbonation. Nose is mildly off. Strong malt notes for an IPA, mossy horse blanket. Very bitter hops, citrus, creamy. Lactic and dry, bitter finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a translucent golden, large white frothy head, nice lacing, with light carbonation. † Slight hop nose, quite herbish, some wet dog or as I like to put it, old granny perm smell. † Quite floral up front, on the tongue, with a mild hop bitterness. † Slightly malty. † Body and mouthfeel are quite average. † Mild hop finish... nothing real exciting. † Quite average this is. † Certainly on the ligher side if IPAs.   Iíd go so far as to say it would make a better Pale Ale than an IPA.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Light copper. Gentle, pine & grapefruit hop blend in the aroma but the aroma is very subtle. Meek body and malt profile and the hops arnít even vibrant or very flavorful, just a bit medicinal and piney. The malt presence must have perished along the way from Oregon to Colorado, which is something I find in so many of Full Sailís smaller beers.