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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Full Sail - IPA

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Full Sail - IPA
Full Sail Brewing Company
Hood River, OR USA
Brain Damage Quotient = 6.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0
Postmortem Brew Review
Translucent golden color.
Pungent hops aroma; some citrus.
Two fingered head.  Near-white, fluffy and long lasting.
Nice taste of bittering hops from start to finish.

Great residual hops flavor after drinking, but not overly hopped..
Though modestly carbonated there is great small bubbled nucleation.

Light to medium body. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
My first experience with Full Sail was with the 'Session' lager and while it was a fine example of a typical lager, I longed for something more.  Here is the more...this IPA is also a fine example for its style.  Easy to drink without burning out your taste buds on hops. Still, it was hoppy enough to know that it truly was an IPA.

Whereas the 'Session' lager was kind of boring, this was interesting.  Even the 'Session' label was stark red with black and white lettering; the most remarkable thing was the 11 oz. marking.  Not the IPA.  They proudly state "Independent Employee-Owned" and "Concocted by our massive brewforce of 47".  The 47 font appears to be hand written, as if it can change.  And it will go up, no doubt as this tasty beverage will help lead them on.

Aye mateys!  The Reaper has a pirate ship.  Full Sail has a "Brewforce".  Does anyone know if the "Brewforce" is the 6th branch of the military?  It should be!  With a name like Full Sail, they must be a seagoing unit like the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard.  Pipe one aboard!

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