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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Hop Pursuit is the ultimate celebration of Oregon agriculture and Pacific Northwest Hops. Our brewers shoot a wonderfully hoppy surplus of Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe into the fermenter using our Hop Shooter, dry hopping the beer and enhancing the aroma of pineapple and late hop flavors. Piney and mango notes follow with a mid-palate hint of honey. Two-Row Northwest Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts provide the right amount of malt character. Balanced by a clean, caramel malt body, Hop Pursuitís multi-layered hop flavors lead to a crisp, assertive finish. Like the Pacific Northwest, this IPA has hops for days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (1988) - Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4 oz sample at tasting at Enoteca- Pours clear clean golden with little head, aroma is hops. There is a mild bitterness, it is kind of boring but is easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 26, 2010
22 oz bottle. Hazy deep yellow with a small white head. Light aroma of citrus and floral hops, and light cracker malt. Flavor is light pale malt with some medium citrus hop bitterness. Medium to light in body with active carbonation and a crisp dry finish. Overall a nice drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
an amber brown color with faint white head. An almost fruity flavor when tasted with the buffalo wings. A mild dry hop body with faint malts and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a lightly hazy amber color with a medium frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral, leafy hops with some toasted malts. The taste is floral, leafy, citrus and tropical fruit hop notes with pale malts and a faint bit of caramel. Medium bodied. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (2244) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Full Sail tasting at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho. 4 oz sample from bomber poured into shaker. Grainy aroma with just a faint hop character in the nose. Pours a lighter gold than Wreck the Halls and Slipknot. Small head and mediocre lacing. Very balanced. Not a hop bomb like the name implies. Medium-low carbonation. Tasty, yet nothing spectacular. Would make a nice session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Not a lot in the way of aroma. Good looking beer. A bit more on the golden side than most pale ales with white foam. I liked it better as I finished the bottle. Not as much hoppiness as Iíd expect from a beer called Hop Pursuit. Maybe they are still chasing the rest of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Floral and spicy hop aroma reminds me of some british-style hops. Brilliant light amber in color, nice head. Small amount of carbonation leaves the beer a bit flaccid in the mouth. Very smooth and medium bodied, this is a mild caramel pale ale with a tight citric twang. Very nice hop flavor, rather juicy and refreshing. Finishes with a lasting bitterness. For a pale ale, this is mighty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Amber body topped by a thick off-white foam. Aroma is light evergreen hops a touch of cereal and caramel. Flavor is medium bitter, sits light and refreshing on the palate. Quaffable and yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Slightly murky orange-amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is pine, wet hops, dew covered grass, and spicy notes. Taste is soft lemon and grapefruit, pine needles, wet grass, spicy hops, toasted malt, and light toffee. Body is medium-full with a soft, resinous feel and a prickly carbonation. Finishes with more toasted malt, light toffee, big pine, spicy and earthy hops, more wet grassy notes, and citrus flavors. Very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Iím not sure I am ready for this Extra Pale Ale style, to big for pale, but not quite IPA??? Oks. Bottle... Poured a vibrant orange with a nice, white head. Pretty refreshing with the initial pour and chill straight from the fridge. Lots of cracker-like malts with a peppery, spiced, earthy hop flavor creeping in there for some dimension. Not bad.

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