Saturday, November 10, 2012
Full Sail IPA
On today’s shelves you find many different IPA, (India Pale Ale) styles. But if there becomes more and more different style then a regular IPA might be somewhat forgotten. But not here, we have Full Sail IPA, 6.0% ABV from Hood River Oregon. This is just a simple IPA, and it’s sometimes good to go back to an original. This IPA pours a light orange color with a pillow white head that looks like vanilla ice cream. The head does stay for a little while, and some light coming though the glass. I didn’t find a whole lot of carbonation on this, but I did see nice lacing though out. The aroma on this Full Sail IPA is a big soapy lemon and citrus fruit with a hint of a grassy note. This really smells like a good typical IPA. The taste on Full Sail IPA is lemony slightly citrusy, and has a faint bitter hop dryness. The mouth feel is medium with a good amount of crispness. This IPA kind of coats you tongue a little. The finish is good crisp with a nice bitter lemon flavor that stays in your mouth. The after taste really stays around in your mouth with a nice bitter hop. This is receiving a B+ from me. A great IPA, but could had some other citrus fruits, but still good with a lemon flavor. I DO recommend this IPA, any hoppy beer lover or IPA lover would like this, even a non-IPA/Hop lover would like this. Give this a try please! We have SO MUCH of this. So come on over to Mike’s Discount Beverage, 4700 Park Rd., Charlotte NC 28209 for all your fine wine and beer! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!