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Full Sail Wassail Ale , Half Pipe Porter, and Rogue Amber American Ale

Editor’s note: We’re republishing this article from February 2003 because the old copy still gets so much reader traffic.

God love the folks at Full Sail. Everything they do tastes great. This Wassail winter brew is a real biggin: it’s 6.5% ABV, robust flavored, offering a little mocha, cinnamon, coriander…Goodness. This is one big brown beer that grows tastier and tastier as it warms. Eat up! (Rating: Very Good)

The Half Pipe Porter is also grand. It’s a nearly black, fat headed brew. As with the Wassail, let it warm and breath a bit and you will be rewarded: soft smoke, chocolate…Yet it is not a huge, mouth blowing ale. Dare we say that it is delicate and restrained? Regardless- do try this one. (Rating: Very Good) For more information about Full Sail beers, surf to

As for this Rogue brew, well….

This brew is a beauty. Looks like a nutbrown when poured into a glass. It is malty, sweet, full-flavored, and full bodied. It’s an under 75 degrees Farenheit weather sort of brew that closes softly with delicious Cascade and Kent Golding hops. Yum. (Rating: Very Good) For more information on Rogue ales, surf to