bhensonb (13534) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Popoff91 (49) - Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Typical great floral aroma, unfortunately is more bitter than most IPAs already are.
Ernest (7128) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Bottle (2016 batch). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, grass), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of sulfur and egg. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Rather acidic and the nose has some off notes that bring down the one-dimensional hops. Not as terrible as that sounds, but not that good either.
slowrunner77 (9013) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"citrus and a touch of odd spice and breadiness. alittle thin and underwhelming, even compared to a couple other underwhelming brews
EithCubes (5431) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours orange-amber with a surplus of carbonation, a dense beige head. Floral with citrus, mild fruit, some caramel. Taste is minerally and boozy, caramel with warmth, mineral, medium bitterness and only light sweet. Orange peel with a touch of paper. Thinking I should retry a fresher bottle.
GarrettB (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
July 28th, 2011 - I came to the Full Sail Hop Pursuit after it’s intended worship period, falling somewhere in Spring’s bracket of peak fertility. By the time I poured it into a glass, the season’s crops were already tucked into the soil, and the sun was already casting its horrible, hot gaze on Colorado. Even so, it fits nicely with the weather, but more critically, it fits with my hop preferences. Full Sail has used the Hop Pursuit to accommodate beer drinkers who have nice things to say about hops, but who eschew the race to peak bitterness. With its thin white head and a deep and husky orange-brown color, this pale ale looks like any other. The brewer’s decision to take an "old school" hop profile to this beer appears in the nose, where the hop dimensions are deep and subtle, creaking satisfyingly like an old wooden schooner, or a well-loved chair. The citrus has been sacrificed for the deep piney and woody notes; these are the scents that bring me to imaginary hop fields. The Hop Pursuit is a heavily carbonated beer, which is a disservice to the hops in the taste. It feels bland at first, until the carbonation can make way for the flavors slowly stretching across the palate. After that it is a quick acceleration into a noble, Continental hops buffet, delicious and nearly edible. It’s not too sticky or sweet, but there are definitely residual sugars playing nicely with the bitterness. There’s also a vernal fresh and floral taste, that extends long after the sip into a relaxing aftertaste cool down. Refreshing and drinkable, the relatively light palate of the Hop Pursuit makes it easy to down this quickly. Tempting as that is, this beer is best enjoyed with restraint, letting each sip unfurl until its smooth. With patience, and time, and a little warmth, a bit of lemon peel appears in the flavor, giving this beer that final detail that it needs to be one of the top beers of my summer of 2011.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice fruity hop aroma and flavor -- which changes from start to aftertaste. Light malt in background; a little bit of bready flavor, and probably a little caramelized malt. Not super bitter. A really tasty easy-drinker.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Solid American Pale Ale. Well balanced citrus and caramel flavors. Crisp and hoppy. Light bitterness throughout.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up in the bottle at Siegel's in Addison, TX. Floral hoppy aroma. Nice malty flavor with a good amount of hops on the back of the tongue.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle that might be several months old....it was orange-yellow and smelled of lemons and a bit of grains. It tasted like a hopped up full sail pale ale, I was unimpressed. I almost think full sail beers are just showing up too late in Colorado....
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-17-2010 04:44:02
hopdog (10807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, lighter caramel, and some toast. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and toasty.