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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Continuing our summer sun series, Spotless is named to honor our sun that has been spotless for over a year. This aggressive IPA has a rich golden color with a fruity finish. The beer is well hopped to 70 with Willamette and Zeus hops, lending the beer a bright bitterness and a rich hop flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6.5% IBU 70


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Bright orange, white head. Nose is subtle grass-pine hops. Flavor is crisp grainy malts and citrus hops. Watery texture with slight hop slickness. An average IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Bomber from Hop City, Atlanta. Iíve never been the biggest fan of Full Sailís IPAs. Theyíve always struck me as competent but slightly deficient in character and complexity. This one, however, I kind of dug. Modest hazy gold pour, with a medium, creamy head. Nose was far less "aggressive" than the commerical description suggested. Clean, fruity, and dry, almost like a nice pils. Medium dry mouthfeel enhanced that impression. Flavor was more conventionally IPA-ish in its hop profile, but it still had something of the earthy bitterness in the finish that faintly recalled Stone 14.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Deep orange pour with a white head. Aroma of citrus peel, resin, honey and caramel malt. Flavor is nicely balanced between the sweet malt and bitter hoppy notes. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Clear golden, moderate frothy white head, sparce lacing, light carbonation.   Astringent nose of hops and caustic biscuit maltiness.   Full Sail seems to have the same aroma for mos of their IPAs, and it never sits well with me.   Acrid hops and the aformentioned caustic biscuit like malt flavor.   The bitterness from this beer doesnít come from the hops.   Seems grainy in a medicinal or chemical cleaner sense.   Donít get me wrong, its not awful, but its not on my list of ever planning to drink again.   Also seems more of a Pale than an IPA, or at least 3/4 IPA.   Meh...


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Thanks to Hayduke for this one. Shared via Facebook chat with Ronís brother Rick. Pour is hazy effervescent golden brown. A small white head. Aroma is soft with tart hops and a hint of spice. Flavor begins with pink grapefruit which is a new taste for me. VERY bitter on the front. After a bit of warming that subsided somewhat and some tangerine and other citrus fruit showed. There was very little sweetness, especially at first. The tangerine helped but balance was never achieved. There was a unique hop mixture used which made for a fun beer to sample.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Aroma is hoppy and somewhat yeasty - not strong, but still promising. It pours a clear yellow amber with a fluffy white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Flavor is strongly hoppy with hints of grapefruit and evergreen. Texture is smooth with a lively tingle that persists in the mouth after the brewski has headed downstairs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle: Pours golden with a modest beige head and bits of sticky lacing. Nose is mostly floral with some citrus and grapefruit. Wet mouthful reveals a bit more of the grapefruit and a nice floral bitterness. Lingering finish is bitter, but lightly sweet. Basic and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle pours a cloudy orange brew with a tiny white head. Scent is tart citrus? and something else sweet. Taste is bitter, hoppy and something sweet like honey. Bready bitter finish. Decent!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicowv (453) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2010
22 oz bottle, thanks to Ann. Pours a pale, cloudy orange with a thin white head and moderate carbonation and lacing. Aroma is sweet with citrus hop accents.Taste is bitter and a bit sour, Not the best, but not terrible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly murky medium orange with a medium thick sticky white head. Aroma is fresh and floral with hints of spruce. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some white grape accents, a brief bit of citrusy goodness and some back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel is crisp, but not quite as thick and chewy as I would expect a Full Sail IPA to be.


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