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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Draught@McCormicks&Schmick’s, Portland
Clear amber color, good creamy off-white head, lace. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Pale malty, citrusy hoppy flavor. Quite short finish with hints of caramel. Decent APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pine, nuts, caramel, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt, spruce, orange, and herbs with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11918) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2010
22oz bottle, Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread, light lime, faint astringency. Taste is medium sweet, orange/lime some grapefruit, light bread. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22oz bottle-pours hazy gold/orange with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweet floral/pine, medium malt. Taste is sweet floral/perfumy hop bite, medium malt-caramel/honey. Drying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, citrus and grassiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light citrus and a hint of pine with a crisp earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Tap. Pours clear orange with an average, creamy ivory head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, herbal, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (earthy, floral, herbal, grassy, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit, pine and pale malt. Flavor came out dry with a fair amount of hops, pine, grapefruit and lemon. Finished dry adn bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Gold pour. White head. Oranges, lemons, light resin hops. Flavor is hoppy, grassy, citrus. Thanks to Dionysus!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9967) - 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.


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