P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
piney aroma. pale orange with a bubbly head disapearing quickly. Nicely balanced, easy to drink. very mild hop flavor with a pleasant finish. Overall a delicous beer without much complexity or stand out taste. Very drinkable
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A real treat, a little more bitter than most pales, but still a great beer.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first sniff, it has a good sharp smell to it and the beer itself is bitter, even for a pale ale.
joet (2154) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great presentation -- a dense snow white mousse over a bright gold. Light fruit and pine/herbal nose, yes reminescent of grapefruit. Acidic and sharp on the tongue that complements the citric element. What’s unique about this one is that you get alot of hop goodness at the *start* of the taste with a dry, clean and easy finish.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color. Light honey, strong lavander nose. Lavander and pine palate. Flavor reminds me of flowers of PNW forests? A fair, light rendition of a lavendar pale.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice taste. I really enjoyed this one not too hoppy but yet bitter enough to balance the malt. good
sallyclub99 (54) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very nice pale ale
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well made Pale ale - Lots of up-front fruity hop nose. Good malt and bitter balnace. Just a good all-round Pale-Ale - very indicative of the PNW pale ale style
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Terrific ale, boasting the fine balance of the regular pale with the addition of courser, more in-your-face hops. I wouldn’t say its better than the normal pale, just different. Full Sail has to be one of the best breweries in America.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 Full Sail has been a favorite brewery, since they brewed their first beers in the late eighties, and still remains so today and I always keep a sixer or two around when I’m in the mood for a mild and pleasing to the palate beer.
The color as it sets in the glass a limpid amber with an impressive bright white head that is creamy in texture, the lace a film like veil to shade the glass. A hint of hop floral spiciness greets you first, followed by a sweet malt freshness that I find quite appealing, start is sweet and malt laden with a middling top. Finish is prickly in its acidic bite, the hops gentle and pleasing to the palate, and a dry linger aftertaste tops it off, just a damn fine drinking beer.