Full Sail Brewing (Hood River, OR) is elevating it’s hop game. Elevation has been released into the breweries Brewmaster Reserve Series.
Elevation is a testament to Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, forests, & water. It’s a big hoppy imperial ipa full of pacific northwest hops, and pale malts.
Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are named for the multitudes of cascading waters that rush from their glacial peaks. Oregon’s rushing rivers, cascading streams and thundering waterfalls all flow through the deep forests and rolling foothills. It is from these epic elevations that every batch of Full Sail beer sources its water
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Centennial
Malts: Pale, Crystal
Taste Expectations: Lots of hop flavor – “aromas of orange zest & lemon.” Caramel biscuity malt flavor..
Availability: 22oz bomber, draft. June-September, 2011
7.5% ABV, 80 IBUs
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Hood River, Or — Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are named for the multitudes of cascading waters that rush from their glacial peaks. Oregon’s rushing rivers, cascading streams and thundering waterfalls all flow through the deep forests and rolling foothills. It is from these epic elevations that every batch of Full Sail beer sources its water. Full Sail’s newBrewmaster Reserve release, Elevation Imperial IPA, is brewed to celebrate these snow-capped mountains and their bounty of pristine, crystal clear water.
This Imperial IPA’s full malt body is elevated by the richness of hop flavor and bitterness. Generous amounts of Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops give this beer a wonderful aroma of orange zest and lemon. The citrus from the hops is complemented by a caramel biscuity malt flavor that comes from the pale and crystal malts blend. Elevation finishes balanced with a pronounced hop kick. Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught from June to September. ABV 7.5% IBUs: 80
“We are excited to add this new brew to our Brewmaster Reserve Line-up, as a small, independent craft brewer we have the freedom to be creative and explore different beer styles. Every eight to ten weeks we come out with a different beer that showcases the brewer’s art. We began the program back in 1998 as a way of celebrating our independence and creativity,” said Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, Irene Firmat.
The next beer in Full Sail’s 2011 Brewmaster Reserve program with be Sanctuary, a Belgian Dubbel, and will be released in September. Click herefor a full list of Full Sail’s Brewmaster Reserve beers.
About Full Sail Brewing Company:
The independent and employee-owned Full Sail Brewery is perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon, overlooking the most epic wind and kite surfing spot in the world. At this very moment 47 specialists in the liquid refreshment arts are crafting barley and hops into your next beer. Among the company’s most popular brews are Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pale, LTD, Session and Session Black Premium lager. Founded in 1987, the Full Sail crew has been fermenting godlike nectar for 24 years. Committed to brewing great beer and sustainable practices their award winning brews are now available in 27 states. The Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub is open seven days a week. Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com