phildorsey (139) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle. Pours pale but clear and very lively. The aroma is somewhat fruity and full of body; bitterness is midium to heavy. Overall; very satisfying and tasty.
IndianaRed (2049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at Brewforia, pours a hazy dingy orange with a small sandy colored head. Faint fruity aroma. Peaches and apples. Dry lively crisp palatte. Not sure how this qualifia as an IPA. The bitterness is there...though I canít find all 70 IBUs that Full Sail claims. ECM more lacking is the hop flavor. Not un pleasent, just not hoppy. I continue to be inderwelmed by their "sun" series in general.
19Ei8hty (1124) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Intensely astringent. Light biscuity malt profile with some soft sweet caramel notes. Leaf and grass are pervasive and the alcohol is more pronounced than it should be. Slightly soapy and sour. Not very good, Full Sail - or rather ; just your style. Meh-tastic.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full Sail Brewing Company--SPOTLESS--22 Fluid Ounces Of BriIliantly Bright IPA--Brewmaster Reserve 2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBUís. (4.25/ 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Clear thin bright orange gold color. Floral delicate hop front. Dry sweet light textured rich smooth pale caramel crystal malt mild fruit subtly hop infused rich body. Clean refreshing mellow bitter hop dry citrus hint end. Best Spot? Sampled 6/4/2010. 2 @ $4.99 Each.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear orangish with a very small white head, and some lacing.
smell is floral, citrus, some caramel, and roasted malt.
taste is crisp, bitter, malt, a roastiness, a little sweet in the back, and some caramel, ends a little sour, and bitter.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a bright clear copper amber with a frothy tan film of foam.
Aroma: Big grassy hops and slight lemon and catty notes as well.
Taste: That signature metallic bitter taste from Full Sail, I believe it to be the yeast, grassy hops, a little bit of honey like malt and a tad bit of citrus. Finishes very bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fairly carbonated.
Overall: Itís big, itís bitter, but itís not my favorite varieties of hops. Iíd love to hear the locals weigh in on this beer.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bomber. Sharp, somewhat astringent aroma. Nice shiny copper color. Underactive head. Kind of a sweet and sour type brew that seems to be attempting a balance of opposing forces. It doesnít quite make it. The hops dominate and not in the best of ways. Thereís not enough behind the hops to carry their strange presence in this beer. The Spot series just gets weirder with each entry.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at college inn in seattle, wa. typical ipa color and body but has a real potent aroma of grapefruit and other citrus hops. Really enjoyed this.
BelgianBeerGal (2874) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Local 22oz bottle. Pours a clear orange-copper colour with a short white head and spotty lacing. Nice, gentle aroma of mandarin oranges, grass, and citrusy northwest hops. Definitely not an overpowering flavour initially. Very light hops and some citrus notes but once the back of your tongue gets splashed the bitterness starts. Relatively long finish with lingering bitter notes. Okay for me but not one of my favorites.