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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Pursuit’s multi-layered hop flavors lead to a crisp, assertive finish. Like the Pacific Northwest, this IPA has hops for days.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Translucent Amber, a little fiery, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing, little to no carbonation.   Soft floral hop nose, a little bit of pine or spruce.   Light hop flavor up front, lingers for a bit but then dimishes.   This too is a fairly light Pale Ale.   Clean, flavorful up front but fades quickly.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Pretty good if you want a lighter example Pale Ale.   Great for summer sessions.   Otherwise, not a hefty/hoppy Pale Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Golden color, sweet malty smell with a slight hop aroma too. Great bitter pale ale with a good malt and hop flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2011
THOUGHTS: At first I didn’t think this was my cup of tea, but it actually grew on me quite quickly. Tons and tons of flavor for a relatively low ABV beer. They weren’t my favorite beer flavors, but they definitely weren’t my least favorite. I guess the best way I can describe this beer is that the flavors run a little wild and are rough around the edges. A little more focus would help this one. A little bit British. It could use a little more balance. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a cloudy, medium to dark, brownish orange that kind of reminded me of rusty water with a large, off-white head that mostly, but slowly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel and toasted malts; moderate to heavy herbal and lemon hops; orange creamsicle; tea; and slight lemon meringue pie. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, moderate to heavily acidic and moderate to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was caramel malt, lemon and pine hops, some grapefruit hops, tea, metallic hos, orange hops, toasted malt and herbal hops. The medium to full body was sort of creamy and then a little dry with fairly fizzy carbonation and a metallic and lightly dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle, thanks emacgee. Super cloudy with a tiny sudsy off-white head. Weak hop stale hop aroma, very grainy, paper, some lemon air freshener. Flavor is similar, lots of grain and paper, a little bit of hops and bitterness. Pretty piss poor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1650) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2011
A VERY cloudy light copper colored brew. Lots and lots of stuff floating around in the glass. Quite ugly. Aroma is nice and lightly hoppy. Flavor is actually quite nice. Slightly bitter. Not too sticky. Citrus notes. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4552) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy amber gold with one finger of offwhite head. Nose shows some diacetyl and peach with wet hay and a light citrusy sweetness. Soft palate. Bready with some hay and grass, light peanut hull and pine. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3727) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
22oz bottle 9/17/11 (Davidson’s Liquor)-50° in Lager Glass-Pours a medium golden with a small white head. Aroma of hops, pine, and malt. Taste of hops, malt, and citrus. This medium bodied brew is not bad but well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8056) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bomber. Pours a cloudy gold copper with a small frothy off white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops grapefruit and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and a bit watery with citrus in the finish. A decent Pale Ale from Full Sail.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bottle 10/6/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate spicy hop aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Pours clear orange with white head, nice and fluffy lasts well. Nice grass, orange, biscuit, some pine with a touch of lemon. Taste is grass and orange rind, some slight biscuit and caramel, finishing slightly bitter but nice and refreshing. Pretty good APA!


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