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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Slipknot IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Slipknot IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Golden amber color. Bright, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon-orange custard pie, lemon pepper, honeyed nut toast, and arugula with a satiny, racy, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long citrus vinaigrette on greens, pepper, mangos and kiwis, and pine finish. A bright and refreshing IIPA with lots of snappy citrus flavors and lingering bitterness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, hoppy, rich & heavy & bold & bitter
Aroma Aroma: lemon-orange custard pie, lemon pepper, honeyed nut toast, and arugula
Taste Flavor: citrus vinaigrette on greens, pepper, mangos and kiwis, and pine
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and refreshing IIPA with lots of snappy citrus flavors and lingering bitterness.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.