2/2008 FULL SAIL BREWMASTER RESERVES SLIPKNOT IPA AND TOP SAIL IMPERIAL PORTER
The folks at FULL SAIL BREWING COMPANY of Hood River, Oregon have again impressed us. These two brews are a delightful pair. SLIPKNOT IPA is a hop festival in a glass. So pungent, yet, it’s not obnoxious. Though a hefty pour, we could have enjoyed a few 22 ounce bottles of it. (Rating ****1/4) Meanwhile, TOP SAIL IMPERIAL PORTER is an absolutely fantastic beer. Aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months, it oozes roasty-malty notes. It’s almost port-like; as it warms and breathes more flavors tumble forth– fig, berry of some sort…. Wow, so much flavor. What can we say– it’s terrific. A PERFECT score. (Rating *****)
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