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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


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
I picked this one up at the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Smelled nice and hoppy with a smooth first taste. What happened after that I could only describe a pure disappointment. The palate fell apart with an odd bitterness and some watery taste. I recall we poured the rest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Smell is fruits, really grapefruit, piney, and some grass. Golden to orange in color with a light white head. Taste is grassy, pine, with light to medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Dark orange bronze body with a large off white head. There is a nice scent of grapefruit that reminds me of what an IPA should smell like. It is floral with a character like orange marmalade. There is also some almond behind the citrus. The taste is lightly bitter with grapefruit and some almond shells. It gets a little annoying as there is little malt balance. A decent IPA that smells great, but the taste is more like an APA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a half finger creamy colored head that faded into a soap scum almost immediately. Whatís left leaves spotty lacing. Nose is fairly light with some sweet citrus shining through. Taste is caramel malt upfront with sour grapefruit and resin cleaning up the sweetness. Resin aftertaste lasts quite awhile. Lighter mouth feel than I expected. Not great, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
[1692-20080906] Tap. Lemon and grass hops aroma. Clear, light amber orange body with a long creamy white head and some lacing. Bitter grains and lots of grainy lemon hops in the flavour. Bitter medium body is rough. Fairly simple with not a lot going on but drinkable.
(@ Humpy’s; Anchorage, AK)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a coppery gold with a medium off white head. Aroma is not nearly as hoppy as I would like, and a touch of malt. Flavor is not terribly hoppy, thin, and has an odd, unbalanced bitterness. Overall a poor effort.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Pretty much the definition of an average IPA. Starts out pretty well, but the further in you get the less good it tastes. Still a steal at its former price of 2.49 per 22 oz bomber at the store down the road.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Tap @ Porterís Pub @ UCSD. Itís a rating, but damn Iíve been dubious about Full Sail lately, havenít had an exceptional full sail beer in so long, so maybe Iím a bit prejudiced. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head, nice carbonation in the glass as well. Nose has some faint citrus hops. Taste is grassy piney with no major interesting notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (710) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2008
pour a copper orange with thin white head. nice lacing. aroma is somewhat lacking but a bit citrus. flavor is just different for an ipa. some carmel noted and a citus bitterness, but maybe just don’t like the hops they use or they are old.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Smelled of hoppy goodness and even tasted pretty good at first, but the palate just fell apart. Left an odd bitter taste in my mouth. Decent brew for the genre, but not a standout.


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