JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Citric resin tinges the nose from the get go. Brilliant amber pour with a thick rocky head and some lacing. A hop assault! Outrageous flavors of citric lemon and pine comb the tongue. What I love about this beer is that malt base is crackery - rather dry, and the hops float above it like a cloud. Not as sweet as some of its SoCal brethren. Fairly creamy with a long lasting bitter finish. Major hooray!
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. This beer is awesome! Pours a nice clearish orange color with a moderate, frothy, white head, lots of sticky spider web lace. Smells hoppy, earthy and citrusy, very citrusy slight malt scents in the background. Tastes very citrusy as well. Crisp and clean citrusy hops, grapefruit and orange. Malt flavors in the back. Medium body, good carbonation
Reid (2338) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, dark for the typical IPA, with a large boisterous eggshell white head.
Sharp citric hop aroma, very pungent.
Indeed as the label says..very aggresive hopping right from the get go, more piney than citric,taste explosion, there are bits were the maltiness shows but not often.
Very nice on the palate, long nice after taste.
Not a balanced beer in anyway. One of Full sails best attempts at the IPA category.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full Sail Brewing Company--Prodigal Sun IPA--22 Fluid Ounces of Incredibly Radiant IPA--Brewmaster Reserve 2008 22 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--80 IBU’s. (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.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Pours with an amber body topped by a thick head wtih lots of lacing. It’s bitter and hoppy with lots of pine notes and light underlying citrus notes. Medium to full bodied, tingly and warming.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear orange-brown. Short tan head with dense lace. Full, round mouth feel, very smooth with a British balance. Malty but not sweet nose which quickly transitions to a hoppy middle and finish. Cask ale!
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The play on words continues. Of the specialty IPAs from Full Sail, this one lands in the middle. Not quite a full as the Wreck The Halls IPA, but better bite than the Son Of Spot.
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden amber, lacing white head. Smooth and slight hoppy aroma. Fruity hoppy and peachy to grapefruity initial flavour. Light acidic touch towards the finish. Smooth and fruity lingering finish.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz. bottle purchased locally. Aroma is hoppy citrus and pineapple with a slight sweet aroma. Color is a honey orange with a fluffy off-white head. Brilliantly clear. Flavor is fiimly bitter up front. Toasty malt flavors balance clean with the hops. No sweetness in the finish. Smooth, easy drinking, crisp and dry. A very well done IPA.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a minimal head. Aroma is hop all the way with a nice amount of citrus. Flavor is minus much of the citrus and instead is nothing but hop bitterness. Harsh stuff, the vodka of the beer world. I usually prefer a decent malt balance with my IPAs, but this is a nice change. Everyone is offering the balance these days, so it is refreshing to taste a beer that unmercifully and unapologetically kicks your ass with a size 17 hop boot.