My true love gave to me…Bands and Wreck the Halls! As I prepared to get ready for the Wrex the Halls concert at University of San Diego, I figured what beer could be more appropriate than Full Sail’s Christmas ale? With bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Bad Religion, My Chemical Romance, and others, a special pre-concert beer was definitely in order….
Full Sail Wreck the Halls, 6.5% ABV: This IPA has a vibrant nose of citrus, flowers, wild grasses, a hint of piquant spice and herb, along a caramel malt backbone. On the palate, the dry hop bitterness takes center stage, while the malt lingers in the background. (While Full Sail says it is part Winter Warmer, I don’t really get too much malt sweetness here.) At around $5 for 22 oz., this beer is worth the money, and would be great for a Christmas beer tasting. Get your friends together and make a lineup!