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RATINGS: 198   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours amber with a nice white head and some sediment. Aroma is hops and citrus and grains. Has a smooth pale ale flavour with some extra hops. Refreshing and light.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with tan head. This playful aroma seems to be hiding behind the couch and refuses to come out. I get light notes of citrus orange peel and lime like hoppiness as well as some spicy hops and a sense of sweet fruity hard candy. The taste has a moderate level of bitter grapefruit and lime like citrus hops and then rolling into spicy and citrus hop flavor. Into the finish the largely citrus hop bitterness and flavor are joined by a thin river of sweet malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Amber body topped by a thick off-white foam. Aroma is light evergreen hops a touch of cereal and caramel. Flavor is medium bitter, sits light and refreshing on the palate. Quaffable and yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1876) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2010
22 oz bomber bought at S.Salem Freddy’s. Pretty pedestrian in appearance lighter amber with a small dirty white head. Good lace. Aroma is pleasant and pretty balanced considering the name! Hops balanced out by buiscuity malt. The taste is also balanced well buiscuity malts and lemon zesty hopping then near the end the hops spring into action with a massive fruity spicy aspect that makes one want another gulp. very nice palate..so very very drinkable. This is overall a very nice summery pale ale. Gulpable rather than spippable!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 12, 2010
I really like this beer. Pours deep amber brown. A bit on the cloudy side. Pours with a good off white head on it. This drink is really refreshing. Hops are quality and fresh. Really nice malts. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
22 oz. bottle

Appearance: Pours a hazy translucent amber orange with a big white sudsy head.

Aroma: Perfumy orange and grapefruit zest and oil.

Taste: Super bitter resinous hops, sturdy dry pale malt, spicy metallic yeast. Finishes with a slight twang and big abrasive bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin, fizzy, and juicy.

Overall: Not much different from Full Sail’s other special IPAs. It’s bitter, uses their usual yeast strain, and they stay away from the caramel malts, which I respect. Definitely hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (598) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle. A very fine pale ale. Wildly good for its category. Cascade spiciness jumps into the nose, very subdued malt backbone showcases various hop flavors - earth, spice, pine, a bit of refreshing citrus fruit. Finishes with clean light lingering hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Pours a slightly hazed orange caramel color with 2 finters of off white head. Aroma is hops, grass, malt. Flavor is grassy hops, a decent dose of malt with a bitter grassy crisp finish. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy light orange hue with a HUGE craggy foamy white head. Nose is citrus hops and pale malt. Flavor is crisp breadcrumbs up front with light citrus and grassy hop flavors that persist into the dry, bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, slick texture. A west coast pale by all standards, very much in the genre of Sierra Nevada, easy drinking at 6% but full of flavor.


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