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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Available June to September An aggressive IPA packed with a strong hop flavor and bitterness and a solid malt character. A pleasure to drink for hop lovers. Watch out for solar flares! Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught ABV 6.2 % IBUs: 80


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A: snifter. pours a nice burnt orange color. nice rich light orange head. rather nice retention level. wonderful lacing. S: huge citrus notes. tons of grapefruit. good rich malts. T: wow. major grapefruit flavors. good crystal malt flavors as well, very well-balanced. M: very clean with a nice bet. great carbonation level. very crisp. D: very nice IPA. huge grapefruit burn, but good. A good IPA and worthy of a try.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Prodigal Sun IPA--22 Fluid Ounces of Incredibly Radiant IPA--Brewmaster Reserve 2008 22 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--80 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) IPA--Rich dense lacy rocky off white head. Clear rich dark gold color. Mellow floral hop front. Mild creamy sweet crisp smooth biscuit caramel fruit hint body. Malty balanced mellow hop spice mild citrus clean smooth refreshing end. Very nice medium IPA. Mild earthy flavor. Sampled 6/24/2008. 6 @ $4.49 Each.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to 5000 sampled on 8/24/08: Transparent copper orange with a well-lacing stringy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and citrusy grapefruity hops. Body starts with decent fullness and crisp caramely malt along with some grassy earthy bittering hops before a drier grainy finish. An ok IPA, but could use a little more sweetness and assertive hoppy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Fiery golden, vibrant and clear, lively carbonation, rocky off-white head, decent lacing.   Citrus rind, pine, and hops on the nose.   Pale citrus rind and soft malts on the tongue.   Tastes like a toned down Wreck The Halls.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish.   Pale citrus rind lingers.   Decent little IPA.   Wished it were a bit floral to balance out the rind, but good regardless.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Pours beautiful orange to copper color with very think and bready head. Nose offers delightful citrus - sharp grapefruit juice, apricot, and a pleasant wet lawn grassy component. Palate is very dry with the hop presence, herbal, and mouth puckering on the finish. Aftertaste is spicy and chalky like an Altoid breath mint. Not a lot of balance here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Thanks to Hayduke for this. Cloudy and kind of dirty orange in color. A thin blotchy head. An aroma of sweet citrus fruit, malt and grain. Flavor is also sweet and soft fruit, gentle spice notes of pepper and cinnamon, and caramel that nicely balances the hops. Quite bitter and also somewhat sour. A nice smooth and easy to drink IPA. The hops didnít overpower with grapefruit which left some grateful tastebuds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours amber with a stubborn white head. Smells of citrus, resiny, caramel. Tastes sweet and caramelly with a full compliment of citrussy hoppy flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
An amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is plainly sweet malty. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a dry bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (3105) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
citrucy hops, with some odd odor, smells like sulfur. Flavor is light, and fruity. lots of nice hops, and this is really quite bitter. There is some more sulfur in the finish, might be an off bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
I always seem to enjoy Full Sailís reserve offerings and the prices canít be beat. Iím not sure if this is the same as Son of Spot but re-branded or what. nice light orange color. It smells slightly like grassy hops but nothing strong. The flavor is a nice balanced IPA with the only prominent hop feature being a grassy bitterness. I did not find this to be nearly as hoppy as some of the other reviewers here. Overall, a decent IPA but most likely will disappoint the real hop heads. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-08-2008 19:29:48


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