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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6576) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Luke’s Liquors (Brewster, MA). Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousses et de pins. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de pamplemousses et de pins avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de zestes d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #3694)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Glowing amber color/ white head. Pine hop, sweet caramel aromas. medium bodied with average co2. Good mildly bittersweet hoppy pine sap, soapy flavors with a solid caramel malty base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6288) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, hazy yellow gold with white foam, aroma is hoppy bitter citrus fruits, flavors of bitter herb, citrus , hop dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2011
22oz bottle from the state wine store
Appearance: Hazy golden amber with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Dusty malts, bready, grassy and citrus
Taste: Pale malts, biscuity and grassy
Nice and mellow, not much going on but easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
22 oz bottle. Wow, a very good beer here. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is hops, touches of malts. Flavor is a nice, clean citrus hop one, with slight notes of malts, but for the most part, a good, decent, extremely well hopped pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6101) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6070) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5904) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Sent from Hayduke and it was enjoyed via Facebook chat. A cloudy copper color with a very small soapy head that has a short life. The aroma seemed funky and a bit odd while cold. That definitely improved with warmer temperatures. Cascade hops are noted in both aroma and flavor. Citrus fruit, sourness that is unripe fruit. A hint of pepper spice. For the style this is down the middle. A rocky beginning but a solid finish. It is a nicely crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5863) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5831) - 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.

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