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RATINGS: 197   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Nose is crackery and bready with a good deal of floral and citrus hop notes. Nice fresh and crisp hoppy aroma. Pours light golden with a soapy head that lasts. The flavor is more crackery and bready malts with floral and citrus hops, a bitey bitterness, very sharp and lingering fruity and floral bitterness. Solid lingering bite and some resin notes as well. High drinkability level.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle; golden orange with a skyscraper of a tight white-foamed head. Aroma is yeasty and citric. It drinks with a musty horse blanket essence, and with a dusting of herbal spice. Despite all that, the beer comes across as a bit shallow, light in body. The head won’t quit though. (#4157, 7/1/2011)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Cler light orange with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma and taste with strong bready notes and a mildly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Thanks to Rosebud Butternuts for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is decent, but not as good as I expected. I get some grain and grassy hop notes but not too much else. The flavor is a little bit better. I get some orange and grass notes from the hops, as well as some wheat, biscuit and grain notes from the malt. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, but nothing too special. Thanks for sharing Eric.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to ericandersnavy) clear amber with a film of white bubbles. Nose of grapefruit, rye, and rhubarb. Taste of bitter citrus, umami, soft carbonation with an oily, bitter finish that’s not super enjoyable. Smelled better than it tasted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear blond color with light white head. The nose is lightly hoppy, very pnw and straight forward, like "hey there, I’m a hop, it’s nice to meet you". Moving along, it’s lighter than most of their hop series, but the timing is good. Easy drinking and not pretentious in their hop claims. Clean and toasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
[3064-20100701] Tap. Grainy plastic grass aroma has a hint of hops. Clear, yellow brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Sweet grainy plastic yeast flavour. Medium body. Average.
(@ Taphouse, Seattle, WA)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Sampled 6/26/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, hoppy and citrusy. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. Touch of citrus. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Decent beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Slightly murky orange-amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is pine, wet hops, dew covered grass, and spicy notes. Taste is soft lemon and grapefruit, pine needles, wet grass, spicy hops, toasted malt, and light toffee. Body is medium-full with a soft, resinous feel and a prickly carbonation. Finishes with more toasted malt, light toffee, big pine, spicy and earthy hops, more wet grassy notes, and citrus flavors. Very tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of resin, maltiness, and some perfume. Sweet malt flavor with some floral/perfumy hops. Medium bodied with good smooth carbonation.


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