Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Jan 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours from 22oz bottle a clear medium gold with a nice 2 finger head of foam. The foam recedes slowly but is still a solid layer deep into the session and it has a nice display of lacing.
The smell is very hoppy but I'm also getting a whiff of sweetness along with the hops.
The taste is very bitter. Pucker City! No sign of the sweetness I noted in the smell at all but the hoppy goodness does tickle my palate nicely. I'm noting a lot of grapefruit and some floral...and boy, that makes for a heck of a bitter IPA. It has a medium mouthfeel to it and the carbonation is fairly high. It finishes with a nice grapefruit zest and the aftertaste lingers on for quite some time.
I usually prefer an IPA to be more balanced but when I'm in a hop head mood, this one fits the bill.
Thanks again, John! slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
sweet malt followed by some pine and a dash of grapefruit. i liked this better than Sunspot, the supposedly bigger beer. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle. Orange tinted gold, slightly hat, cream colored medium head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and piney hops. Sweet barleycorn malt with resin and grapefruit hop character. I’m guessing this has malted out a bit, but it could also be the Full Sail skilled laborers missed the mark on this one by a little. Not bad, just not what it could have been. skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Another dip into the never ending series of middle of the road IPA’s from FS. Tastes great, easy on the pocketbook, good every so often...but not too often. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Sun of Spot--Incredibly Bright India Pale Ale--Brewmaster Reserve 2007 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--90 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Mild lacy head. Clear bright amber color. Medium floral hop front. Smooth mild sweet earthy caramel grapefruit pine mild ester body. Clean balanced mild hot hop spice end. Back of the Throat flowery Hops. Sampled 7/1/2007.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Golden orange and clear but there was some sediment at the bottom of the bottle so I think the next glass may be a little murky. A short, sticky white head is lacing the glass and leaving a thin film atop the beer. Aroma is hard to nail down but there is some hop stickiness there. Taste is similar to the regular IPA but hoppier with a decently bitter finish and bitter lemon flavor, minimal malt breadiness. The carbonation is healthy and active so the mouthfeel is a little bubbly. This is a good IPA, they should change the recipe of the regular IPA to this. This is much better than the sunspot IPA I had at the beginning of the year.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-27-2007 16:44:08 sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
The Dan Journal #258. Tasted 4/6/09. Purchased sometime during the summer of 2007. Hazy with an orange amber hue. Bubbled ring of head. Aromas of orange, resinous hops and fruity esters. Slightly vegetal. Medium bodied with moderate astringency and sweet malty character. Cola malts, but short lived. Dry and bitter finish. The grapefruit hop note really shines in the middle of the palate. Touch candy sweetness, but the astringent bitterness overshadows. Hits the palate well. Good rolling flavors, even at this age! drjay44 (3832) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a nice white head, of long duration, over a clear (SRM 15) body....nose is pine and grapefruit.....taste initially is toffee malts then balancing resin, citrus and bitter hops....mouth feel is medium, carbonation medium. It is no question an American IPA, but is on the lighter and more refined end of that large spectrum. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours amber with a white head that lingers. Smells of sweet oranges, caramel, wildflowers, earthy. Tastes of earth, spice, tea, pepper, some bitterness on the finish. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Pours an opaque orange honey hue, head is white fluffy foam that is mostly dissipating, minimal lacing
S- Nose is quite hoppy with a subtle citrus (mostly orange) character, big tones of tea take over midway, some floral, herb, and spices, as well as bready malts
T- Initial taste is mildly bitter hops which give way to tones of tea and biscuit malts, some chalk, grass, and earth characteristics
M- Light-bodied ale, watery texture, sharp carbonation
D- Easy-to-drink IPA at 6%abv that is fairly light on the hops and is surprisingly tea-like, I kept getting the essence of a hoppy iced tea, while this is unique it doesn’t hold up to most other IPAs in terms of the style characteristics, this is definitely non-offensive but in a bad way