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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On the border of pale and IPA. Nice and crisp with a lingering floral hop bite. This orange colored brew hits the spot on a warm day. A little tiny bit of citrus us back there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with tan head. This playful aroma seems to be hiding behind the couch and refuses to come out. I get light notes of citrus orange peel and lime like hoppiness as well as some spicy hops and a sense of sweet fruity hard candy. The taste has a moderate level of bitter grapefruit and lime like citrus hops and then rolling into spicy and citrus hop flavor. Into the finish the largely citrus hop bitterness and flavor are joined by a thin river of sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bomber-pours bright hazy orange with some chunks with a nice soapy white head. big bubbles. nose is very floral, like you put your head in a flower garden with a mix of differnt notes/aromas. lots of hops but not pungent, very fragrent and lite. flavors are litely piney, light sweetness with a touch of toasted grains. finish is sweet with some lite dryness from the hop bitterness. not a bad pale ale here. definately drinkable but wish i had it a bit fresher. nonetheless glad i got to try it. Full Sail is definately a very solid brewery. I have been drinking their beers now for 10 yrs! :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/1/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy, grapefruit, pale malts, pine, orange, and citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a fizzy white head
Flavor: The flavor has a light citrusy sweetness, with a big, bitting, bitter finish to it
Palate: This one is medium bodied with fairly short duration, a fizzy carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This is rating numero uno of September!. As for the beer itself, it is quite bitter for the style, dry and bitting, but pretty solid. Another nice offering from Full Sail. The quality level from these guys seems to be generally fairly high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigguns22 (720) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2011
pours cloudy with a golden to orange color medium white head.Aroma is lite and refreshing citrus and hops most noted.Easy to drink Hopi but not to bitter over all very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head and some chunks at the end of the bottle. Light floral hoppy aroma with very lightly sweet pale malts. The flavor is well balanced, with light floral hoppy notes and bready pale malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thicksuds (447) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Not really what I expected, moderately hoppy, a bit sour, almost has lager qualities, a bit darker than the usual PA, average to below average, my first selection from this brewer and I was not really impressed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours amber with a nice white head and some sediment. Aroma is hops and citrus and grains. Has a smooth pale ale flavour with some extra hops. Refreshing and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
pours dark amber with mid off white head. Malty aroma, bread. Some body, bready and toast. Mild drying finish. Average beer, but not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1554) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bomber. Pours very hazy with a small white head. Nose is lightly fresh hops. Taste is just a bit old, with moderate smooth hop profile and a dash of malt backbone. Flavors fade, although not completely, on the finish. Smooth to drink with moderate carbonation. Not bad but not memorable.

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