philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
brianprentiss (690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 EDIT: I gave this kudos years ago as an APA. I don’t know if they’ve changed their marketing for this beer or if the beer has changed, but it’s not an IPA. It worked much better as an APA.
PREVIOUS: 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.
StefanSD (2303) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this beer. Pours deep amber brown. A bit on the cloudy side. Pours with a good off white head on it. This drink is really refreshing. Hops are quality and fresh. Really nice malts. Great brew.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling.
Pours a clear amber color with a frothy off-white head. The nose is slightly fruity with grassy hops and a bit of bread. The taste is hop forward with notes of grass and pine. Some bread and cracker notes come from the malt side. A medium mouthfeel leads to a medium to long, bitter finish. Overall very sessionable and rather tasty. Bordering on an IPA in my mind. Definitely worth taking a drink of.
obguthr (5306) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Orange peel, weak. Clear golden, medium head. Dry malt flavor, distinctly barley at midpalate, with a lemon zest finish. Well assembled, with nice transitions. Nothing exotic, and lacking oomphf, but it has its charms. Quaint.
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours hazy amber with an ok off-white head. Aromas of fruit, floral and a touch of something citrus/spicey. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Very nice feel. Flavor is not harsh bitter, but more floral over a decent amount of caramel. Smooth enough to be English - almost. Some bitter does come forth, but the hop is more lush than bitter. Very nice beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma has a sweet, fruity, and floral character. I am guessing this is the yeast strain, because I get this character a lot with the Full Sail beers. There is also a mild spiciness present in there, too. Mildly hazy golden-copper body present with a smallish off-yellow head. Starts spritzy, with spicy, peppery, and earthy hop flavors present. There is a fair graininess and cereal-like character in the middle. Finishes with a bit of a lingering metallic bitterness and a chalky texture. Not really digging this one.