The beer pours a golden brown with an off-white head that sticks around for a decently long time. The beer has only a small noise of grass and light hop elements, a palette that expands considerably with the initial sip. The hops rise up in a nice crescendo, while there is a subtle sweetness that keeps the IPA from getting too bitter. The beer shifts and changes with each subsequent sip; further pulls will bring out hints of malt, pepper, and grapefruit. The last third of the beer allows the sweeter elements to become dominant, ensuring that imbibers are continually given a scintillating, shifting set of flavors. The Full Sail IPA would be a great introduction to the style for individuals that are not familiar with India Pale Ales, but the beer contains enough twists and turns to keep the most experienced hands interested.
Make sure to visit the Full Sail website for more information about the brewery’s year-round and seasonal efforts; the Full Sail IPA is available in bottles throughout the year.
Full Sail IPA / 6.0% ABV / Full Sail Brewing / http://www.fullsailbrewing.com