kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from Liq Solutions. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large fluffy head. Nice aroma of orange, pine,lemon and butterscotch. Thin bodied. Starts with some sweet caramel malt flavor, then some orange and finishes with a piney bitter grapefruit rind in the finish and the aftertaste. This one is puckeringly bitter with a slight acidic burn in the aftertaste. Unbalanced even for a West Coast IPA.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried this beer on tap not knowing that it was made by full sail co. Pretty decent beer. I always love a big west coast IPA and thatís exactly what this brew was. One minor point i didnít care for was a big of a dirty flavor in the finish. Something about it was just a bit gritty. Very minor characteristic that only slightly detracted from the brew. Iím just nitpicking.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully clear orange/amber in color with a big fluffy head. Very filtered. Aroma is pure, sweet hop flowers. Overwhelmingly hoppy flavor - pine, citrus and tangy bubble gum dominate. The malt sweetness was enriched as it warmed, but still a very slight factor. Good beer, verry hoppy, but I liked the hopocity much more. Thanks to Derek Arent for the brew!
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
They have somehow achieved a beautiful red/orange hue with this brew - very sunny and appropriate. Citrus hops are showcased in the nose. The body is overly bitter, overtaking the light maltiness. A good IPA, but needs some refinement to be great.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toronado. Dark copper color with bright white lacing. Grassy, Malt aroma. Grapefuity and hop forward to the point of being a bit harsh. Bitter finish
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a blend of the English IPA with the west coast version. Mostly citrus (grapefruit, orange), but mixed with a drier bitterness common with the English variety. More malt than expected. Clean finish. Overall, a decent beer.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi auburn amber coloration, medium sized foamy white head. Muted pine and apple aromatics. Some citrus and floral hop flavors, but mainly dominated by an excellent crushing piney bitterness, which extends into the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, nicely astringent.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark for an IPA. Malty too but still plenty hoppy w/ a dry palate. Reminds me of Great Divide Titan. Would drink again if bombers were here in Tejas. 1st Full Sail Iíve liked that wasnít completely average.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Toronado. Not my favorite. Pours amber with a small head. Aromas of grapefruit and some hoppiness. The downside is the flavor that is fairly unbalanced. It isway too bitter, with an unpleasant finish.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear copper color, crisp citrus hop nose good hop bite finish malty lacey head, big ups to full sail, much respect