This fruity IPA pours a rich golden color, with a frothy, lingering head. It offers an attractive bouquet of hop resin, fresh citrus and malt cracker. It's flavorful without being overdone or feeling too heavy, with delicate carbonation and flavors of grapefruit peel and pine sap. Well balanced and extremely drinkable, there's an attractive dryness to the finish that leaves you ready for more.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2014)
The crew at Full Sail says that it tries to find the perfect balance between work and play... well, it looks like they have it all figured out. This amazing employee-owned company brews some of the finest ales and lagers in the Pacific Northwest, including the superstar Full Sail IPA. This fruity ale has a great head and a deep golden color. The aroma is mild but definintely lasts, and while it's not the hoppiest of brews, it has a malt complexity that balances bery well with its smooth hop flavor. A clean, refreshing sensation finishes off this offering very well.
90 points, Draft Magazine
Massive tower of head with great retention. Clear golden color. Citric floral hop nose with a hint of blond tobacco, some fruitiness and graininess in the aroma as well. Smooth with a medium sized creamy body. Hop bitterness is there but more of a puckering pull rather than sharpness. Sweet floral to herbal to citric to mint is where the hop flavor brings the taste buds. Maltiness never jumps out with any sort of aggressive character, more of the foundation with simply complexities in tow. Bready to start then more of a nutty cracker grain flavor in the drying semi-bitter finish.
88 points, BeerAdvocate (May 2009)