I tend to think of Full Sail Brewing Company as a brewer of well made, drinkable and flavorful beers. They usually aren't breaking the mold, but they do know how to make a tasty beer that you can enjoy for an extended period. Tonight I will review their American IPA called Full Sail IPA, which has 6% Alcohol By Volume (ABV).
Full Sail IPA is a crystal clear, deep golden colored beer, topped off by a medium sized, frothy white heat, which coats the glass.
The nose is a very pleasant mix of pale malts, which are fairly grainy, and a floral and lightly citrus hop.
The nose translates pretty well to the taste, with the grain being even more prominent in the pale malts. The hops are about half floral and half citrus, grapefruit and pine. Some light fruit notes transition between the malts and hops. The mouth is medium bodied and quite refreshing.
Full Sail IPA is a good example of a first wave American IPA. People new to the craft beer game who are seeking hopped up American IPAs might be a bit disappointed, but Full Sail IPA really is a well put together beer, and is a great, full flavored yet drinkable option for those looking for a more sessionable IPA.
Full Sail IPA : B+