Full Sail IPA

Full Sail Brewing Co

USA

When I first had this, they had the old labels, with a stylized sailboat, sails billowing. The IPA's sail was tiger-striped, a witty reference I assumed to IPA's heritage as an overly-hopped ale to preserve it on the long, hot passage to quench the thirst of the British troops in India. Now it's just a ho-hum yellow label. But do NOT let that fool you; the beer within is still aggressively hopped, spicy, sweet, and bitter. A handsome deep amber in the glass. Do not pass this beer up if you see it in the case. I recommend it.

Reviewed: February 05, 2006

Rating: 7/10

I have a hard time with IPA's in the summer, because of the high hop content, for some reason it just doesn't sit with me. However, were I actually able to get this in Atlanta, I think it'd be a great summer beer. I traded Sam for this, and it was a good choice. I've had better IPA's, but it kicked ass as a summer beer. It had a nice citrus background, and a light body, and was extremely easy drinking. It reminded me a little of Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, actually.

Reviewed: May 06, 2006

Rating: 6/10

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