SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wchesser (1882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose opens up with warmth floral and malt. Cloudy orange gold. Very bitter finish...too much for my taste...grapefruit pith without any of the fruit or citrus notes. Ok but not likely to get again...wish I had gotten another bomber of Wreck the Halls...
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.
LtDan (1806) - 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.
coldbrewky (1681) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. I get back from vacation, sit at my cube in the cube farm and it takes me about five minutes to notice a package cleverly hidden by the beer gnome. Not only does the package contain this bomber, but an empty from some homebrew I left out for the Beer Gnome a few months back. So, thusly, three cheers for the Beer Gnome! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Nose of pink grapefruit and first taste too. Very light toffee head that settles and remains a thin film of fizziness. Mody is thin but not watery. It leads to the mellow mouthfeel and lends to the overall "lightness of being" Peary sweetness simultaneously balances this light crisp critter. A fantastic brew.
Beaver (1640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper gold with a medium white frothy head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is subdued - sweet malts and minty, grassy hops.
The flavor is a big watery bitterness, kind of charred with a little sweet biscuity malt. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, slightly watery.
Overall, this was very subdued. I didnít get much in the aroma, and although there was a lot of bitterness, there was not much real flavor.
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a decent, little, and may I say affordable bomber of IPA. More and more, I have to give credit to breweries like Full Sail who are putting out a unique, quality product which is in the same breath interesting and reliable. This beer sports aromas of pine, basil and a slight amount of citrus. Palate is straightforward, and the malts leave a nice buttered toast flavor on the finish. Sticky pine throughout, but enough alcohol to make the beer not sweet. Very good.
haddon90 (1615) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper color with a nice fluffy head. Citrusy aroma. Some grapefruit in there. Light hops too. Tangy flavor. Kinda chewy, but not really. Crisp. Dry hoppy finish. Kinda light hoppied for an IPA though.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a vibrant oily orange with a nice looking small white soapy head. Aroma is grass, oily hops, malt and very clean. Flavor is bitter grassy fresh hops, malt, citrus, well balanced and lots of hop oils. Zeus and Williamette are not my favorite hops, but they work well in this beer and itís a pretty nice IPA.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve never really enjoyed Full Sailís IPAs at all, but this one is especially not good. Very stale and musty tasting and smelling. Ol Wiley Wiggins the pooch snagged a little of this though and seemed to enjoy it.