Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Crystal clear with the slightest dark edge to the amber. Small white head. Iím disappointed with this beer, only because of a misunderstanding and the beer that preceded it. Misunderstanding is that if the name says Hop Pursuit, I assume IPA, if not IIPA. This is not the beer I was expecting. The beer that preceded it was a Port Panzer Imperial Pils. That beer kicks ass on this one. So with it not being the beer I expected, and following a really good beer, it sucks to be Hop Pursuit. Nose is wimpy pale ale. Taste is pale ale. At least itís got a decent sharpness. Aluminum afters. Twangy grape type thing up front. Eh.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours orange with a small head. Nose is biscuit and earthy hops. Taste is pine and earthy hoppiness. Pretty hoppy for not being an IPA. Body is thin/medium. Pretty easy drinking.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from ken..... pours a mostly cloudy and hazy light cinammon orange brown with a thin soapy white head.... aroma of light citrusy aroma with an earthy herbaciousness alongside a dried fruit quality to it .... light citrusy hop flavors with an adequate long-lasting bittering in the finish. medium bodied and average in nature.
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was given to me by Steve Wright. It is very nice pale ale that came in 22 oz bottle. The ale poured a hazy light amber with a frothy head. This full flavored ale has the balanced bittnerness in a pale ale. The hop bitterness is smooth. The medium body ale is above average pale ale.
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours a clear copper with a smallish white head. The aroma is dusty earthy malts, light honey. The flavor is sweet, biscuit, honey, sweet hops, light bitterness. Earthy and malty. Decent.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange with a medium size white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and mild pine. Taste has some bitterness but mostly sweet. Good texture, slightly thin but good.
IndianaRed (3675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a clear light reddish orange with asmall light tan head. Faint sweet fruity malt aroma with classic modest citrus hop component. Lightly bitter flavor with mild maltiness as well. Slightly metallic, and then a moment later, big bready malt flavors, and then a rather sharp IBU bite at the end. A little sweet over all as well. Softly carbonated.
nearbeer (4781) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Bomber. Hazy, burnt orange with a lasting film of foam. Aromas of evergreen resin, caramel and light orange. Flavor of toasted nut and caramel on the front are quickly overtaken by pine resin and peppery citrus zest. Near-medium body is to the dry side, slightly astringent and smoothly carbonated.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice floral and citrus aroma. Clear, light amber color with a very thin head. The taste is a standard pale ale and is quickly by an intensely bitter, hoppy finish. Not too shabby.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Bottle - Pours a clear orange with a small white head...aroma is citrus and cereal grain, light malt sweetness, tangerine...flavour is similar, less bitter than expected, thin, lightly bitter and dry caramel, plenty of tropical citrus fruits, toast...finish is dry and grainy...