Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From stefanje via trade. Poured clear and copper with average lacing. There was citrus, pine and iced tea in the aroma. The flavor was a straightforward blast of citrus and pine hops that gave way to some staleness on the backside. Thin body and very drinkable.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Light grapefruit and light pine aroma with light caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light caramel.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle - Pours a slightly hazy yellow/orange color with small off white head. Aroma has herbal hops, reminds me of mt. hood or hersbrucker - sort of lager like in the hop profile, with a touch of lemon zest and wheat. Flavor has metallicy, herbal hops and a bit of toasted malts. Finish is mildly bitter. This is just kind of blah. I continue to be very underwhelmed by Full Sail in general.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle (via trade) into a Duvel Tulip
Poured a light hazy orange with a huge off-white head (with an aggressive pour) that settled quickly but never completely dissapted. Nice lacing which was present throughout. Nose is breadiness, floral hops with some citrus in the background. Taste is bready and earthy with a nice balance of hops and sweet malts. Feel is on the light side. You certainly notice the carbonation but it works with the lighter mouthfeel. Although the name would suggest something other than an APA, this beer is true to the style and very nicely at that. Itís quite refreshing and, at 6%, quite sessionable.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is funky, hoppy, slightly sour and citrus.
Taste is oddly cheesy, piny, citrus hops, biscuits, and wateryness.
Finish is slightly bitter, a touch sour, and piny.
Overall, kind of thin, but very drinkable. Flavors are there, but watery, and slightly stale
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 (1832) - 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 (8450) - 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.