Thursday, April 9, 2009

Full Sail IPA

I thought Spring Break from school this week was going to ease up on the traffic I encounter on the way to work. I thought wrong. I also thought I was going to get a reprieve from counting school buses with my kids. Also wrong. Well, there weren't many school buses so that was substituted for an equally annoying police car counting game. And considering all the towns and cities I drive through on the local roads, in addition to the large county sheriff's patrol, there are a lot. I also thought that maybe the country's most dangerous intersection, which I drive through twice daily, would be a little less dangerous. Again, again, wrong. But at least the pile-up gave us about 20 more police cars to count, so all wasn't lost. (Speaking of police, my speeding ticket was dismissed last week. Thanks to all zero of you for asking).

Please let me be right today, about my beer choice--Full Sail IPA brewed by Full Sail Brewing in Hood River, Oregon. The cap is a twist off, fine with me. The cap also says, "Stoked to Brew. Brewed to Stoke." Ok that's kind've cool. And another interesting thing is the label talks about the brewery's brewforce but leaves a blank there that they make it look like they write in an update regularly. In this case the blank has a 47 in it. I hope they keep growing and hiring.

Nice yet very subtle citrus aroma. The flavors are also very light. Light hoppiness and certainly not near the powerfulness I'd expect from an IPA. There are some hints of bitterness and grapefruit and some floral and spicy overtones, but again, all very straightforward, mainly boring and just basically missing. This is an average at best beer. One more thing, the aftertaste dries to the point where you just taste alcohol. I was wondering when that 6% was going to show up, and I found out. Sorry, there are many better IPA's and beers.

2 comments:

San said...

I don't remember reading anything about a speeding ticket... ehem...

Beer Drinker said...

San. It was two months ago. Maybe you're just a newer reader. Here was the original information. http://www.dailybeerreview.com/2009/02/leinenkugels-honey-weiss.html