Review – Full Sail Slipknot Imperial IPA
From Full Sail Brewing – Full Sail Brewing Company recently released the first beer in their Brewmaster Reserve line-up for 2009, Slipknot Imperial IPA. This annual favorite and gold medal winner at the 2008 World Beer Championship will be available January to mid March. “As the name implies, every aspect of this American style IPA is amplified – from the up-front hop aroma and bitterness to the big malt body,” said Full Sail’s Brewmaster, John Harris. (ABV: 7.8% IBUs: 80)
Full Sail Brewing Co. – Slipknot Imperial IPA – Brewmasters Series 2009 – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 7.8% abv.
Appearance: Amber gold with 1 inch of sudsy off white foam. The body is rather clear.
Aroma: Citrus fruit and evergreen clippings.
Taste: Melon balls, pine, bitterness and caramel malt.
Mouthfeel: Thin for the style, and lingering bitterness.
Overall: It’s unique to the style, I like it’s originality, but didn’t find it easy to quaff.