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RATINGS: 199   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


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2217) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 12, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4170) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
22oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice hops aroma lots of fruit and floral in the nose.
Appearance – Dark Golden in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Nice malt flavoring with a good addition of hops. This felt bigger than a regular pale.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very easy drinking ale. Not sure on the style more like a weak amber or a strong Pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2010
22 oz bomber bought at S.Salem Freddy’s. Pretty pedestrian in appearance lighter amber with a small dirty white head. Good lace. Aroma is pleasant and pretty balanced considering the name! Hops balanced out by buiscuity malt. The taste is also balanced well buiscuity malts and lemon zesty hopping then near the end the hops spring into action with a massive fruity spicy aspect that makes one want another gulp. very nice palate..so very very drinkable. This is overall a very nice summery pale ale. Gulpable rather than spippable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Nose is crackery and bready with a good deal of floral and citrus hop notes. Nice fresh and crisp hoppy aroma. Pours light golden with a soapy head that lasts. The flavor is more crackery and bready malts with floral and citrus hops, a bitey bitterness, very sharp and lingering fruity and floral bitterness. Solid lingering bite and some resin notes as well. High drinkability level.


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