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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13978) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Sarasota, Fl - Total Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Slight sparkling essence to the medium orange pour, bubbly white head, light film of lacing. Aroma has a strong spruce presence, a hint of vanilla sweetness. Pleasant flavor, nice bittersweetness with some caramel sweetness, some grapefruit citrus notes, a touch of mango. Decently thick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - AUG 21, 2016
6.5%ABV. IPA. Poured out gold. 6ºSRM. Nose has sweet malt. There is some brief sweet corn aroma on the nose. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has toasted malt flavor with malted milkshakes, malted powder like Horlicks or candies like Maltesers, some toasted graham cracker and pie crust. Hops are pine, light resin, sap, hint of spice with light scallion, earthy, with a prolonged bitter finish which is herbaceous but with a pronounced bitterness that borders on resinous. Lingers on back of tongue. Finish is medium-long and with the character as above. The resinous flavor profile becomes more and more prominent the more you sip. A very satisfyingly full hop ride. Goes on Favorites List !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (806) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a large, frothy, long lasting, white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet, floral aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, peach, caramel malt and pine. Sweet, fruity flavour of grapefruit, orange, mango, peach, pineapple, caramel malt, biscuit and pine with a dry, bitter, slight resin finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. A solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3370) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, amber (SRM 9) body.......nose is tropical fruits, with mango, peach notes, mild citrus, light pine, resin all from the hops, mild malts.....taste is light slightly sweet malts with hints of floral honey, heavy tropical notes, pine resin, light grass, allium, all from the hops, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness, balance to the hops.......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, high carbonation with light creaminess. The slight allium/grass tones are the only flaw, with the malts just barely balancing out the multiple hop notes. This is a quite typical member of the new style American craft IPA’s as such, it is almost trite. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2247) - - JUL 15, 2016
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger white head of foam. The head fades very fast, leaving just a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of an herbal hop smell mixed with some aromas of a tropical fruit nature. Along with these smells comes some aromas of grass and hay along with a bit of a grapefruit hop rounding it out. Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready flavor that has a decent sum of a tropical fruitiness as well as some nice herbal hop tastes. As the taste advances more and more grapefruit hop as well as some other sweeter tastes of caramel and orange come to the tongue. With some lighter grassy and hay tastes coming at the end and a rather big increase in an almost orange juice like tastes, one is left with a very pleasant, nicely hopped and rather fruity sweet taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of sweet fruit and hop, the feel is very nice and creates a very pleasant drinking brew. Overall – This is a brew that I really enjoyed. It has a great sweet body that is balanced very nicely by the hop and just enough bready/malty taste. This was a smooth and flavorful drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours a finger of head on a hazy darker straw body. Aroma is big ripe lemon and grapefruit. Taste is malty but with a good lemon and grapefruit bitter. Texture is softer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Poured from bottle into wet snifter, smells like dirty laundry and looks like piss. However, things improve dramatically from there. Quite a bright, brisk IPA with a pleasant mouthfeel. I would be okay with a sixer of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1358) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Clear copper pour with with a nice sized white head. Nose of citrus and hint of pineapple. Flavor is sweet and citrus with a bit of orange zest. Nice balance of malt that has a touch of bitter on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teamsale (154) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle, pours a nice clear copper with a minimal white head and light lacing. Smells really good, floral and pineapple, like it’s gonna be a sweet one. Surprisingly, the flavor is barely there, as in any flavor. Also, a bit acidic. There is good bitterness in the finish and a so-so aftertaste, but it certainly doesn’t make up for the extremely bland taste.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Popoff91 (93) - Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2016
12-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Typical great floral aroma, unfortunately is more bitter than most IPAs already are.


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