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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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As the sun rises earlier and stays out longer, we celebrate the coming of spring and the sprouting of this year’s hop crop with a new beer in our Brewmaster Reserve line-up. Hop Pursuit is a crisp, orange blonde extra pale ale with a medium malt body that’s chased by a ton of hop flavor and zing of bitterness. We brewed it with the less aggressive, old school craft brewing hops– Cascade, Willamette, and Mt. Hood– to celebrate more of the hop flavor and less of the hop bitterness. These give the beer a nice and fresh citrus herbal character without a lot of intensity; instead it has a softly flavorful character with touches of orange and lemon. We dry hopped for two weeks to amplify these delicate hop flavors. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6% IBU 55


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle. Poured orange with thick fast dissipating white head. Citrusy aroma, notes of sweet tangerine. Medium body, hoppy flavour slightly more so than most pales. Light finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle: Pours a transparent orange amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malts with some fresh floral grapefruity hops. Starts with good fullness for the style with pleasant light malty sweetness well balanced with assertive citrusy bittering and flavor hops before a crisp bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to Solan for the pour. Nice clear dark gold pour. Big citrus hop aroma, very pungent and fresh. Taste is crisp malt with a good hop bitterness balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
Sampled at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Hazy bright orange. Aromas of orange citrus and sweet caramel. Flavours of tangerine, caramel. Palate is lighter, with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate bitterness. Easy drinking, really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
22 oz. bomber. Pours a clear gold with a short white head that persists and leaves minimal lace. Malty nose and a cotton-candy and berry sweet, medium body that lasts through. Tart and citrus in the middle and finish with strong hop aromas all through, as if dry-hopped or hop-filtered. Low carbonation, very drinkable - a session beer? A decade ago, this was an American IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 4 oz. Taster @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 2nd, 2010. 6.0% ABV. 55 IBU’s. Clear bright thin gold color. Mild hop front. Sweet floral grapefruit citrus thin dry sweet crisp mild caramel biscuit malt body. Clean refreshing mild hop citrus end. WOW! --Crisp & Hoppy. (4.5 / 5.0). Full Sail Brewing Company--HOP PURSUIT--22 Fluid Ounces Of Extra Pale Ale--Brewmaster Reserve 2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 55 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Lacy tight white head. Clear inviting bright rich gold color. Zesty floral citrus very aromatic Cascade hop front. Crisp tangy CO2 zest+ hoppy dry sweet mild caramel citrus malt body. Rich spicy fresh herbal hop citrus end. Clean crisp tasty rich hop Pale that only Full Sail would not call an IPA. Sampled 5/19/2010. 2 @ $4.75 Each. Full Sail Brewing Company--HOP PURSUIT Extra Pale Ale--Brewmaster Reserve--"A Crisp Blonde Extra Pale Ale With A Medium Malt Body. The Malts Are Chased By A Ton Of Hop Flavor And A Zing Of Bitterness."--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 55 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin thin lace white head. Fizz hazed clear bright orange gold color. Sweet floral hop fruit front. Thin dry sweet crisp tangy rich fruit mildly hop resin infused minimal dough bisquit body. Subtle sweet fruit hop citrus notes. Dry clean refreshing mild hop spice citrus dry clean end. Nice rich crisp very Extra Pale smooth hoppy Ale. Sampled 4/15/2011. Purchased for $4.75 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 4/15/2011.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 3/20/2010 Source:Maniac) Earthy and floral hop nose with very fruity floral grain aroma. Clear light orange golden with fluffy off-white head. Flavor follows aroma. Very perfumed floral hop flavor especially in the finish. Finish is dry with moderate residual bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2010
wow, really excellent apa. I’m happy to have found this one, though I wish I could find it in a six pack or on draft.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
650ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent brass color with a big foamy white head that has good retention. The aroma is soft with sweet malts, grain and corn. The flavor is a bit better than the aroma with hoppy grains, spruce, breads, grass and pine. The palate is light and slightly malty with annoyingly prickly carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter hops. Overall: A good change of pace

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - APR 14, 2010
Picked this up at the Whole Foods/ Los Altos, sweet beer selection. I am biased, I like Full Sail, they were one of the first micro’s back in the day and I respect them for the staying power. This is quite a drinkable beer, hoppy, but very smooth and malty mellow on the finish. At 6%, this is a poundable all day beer with some strong flavors, good stuff.


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