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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - APR 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 This is a great session beer. Well balanced APA clocking in at only 6%. Not lacking flavor or hops, however. Maybe a touch too citrus-y.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5087) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/1/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy, grapefruit, pale malts, pine, orange, and citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a fizzy white head
Flavor: The flavor has a light citrusy sweetness, with a big, bitting, bitter finish to it
Palate: This one is medium bodied with fairly short duration, a fizzy carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This is rating numero uno of September!. As for the beer itself, it is quite bitter for the style, dry and bitting, but pretty solid. Another nice offering from Full Sail. The quality level from these guys seems to be generally fairly high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a yellowy copper with a thick head. Aroma isn’t much - some mild citrus hops, with a weak malt backbone. The flavor brings me right around, though. It’s incredibly clean, hop-forward, and has a depth that makes me want to keep drinking it all night - a caramel-like note that almost reminds me of toasted marshmallows, but not nearly so sweet. It’s crisp, it’s tasty, and in no way overbearing - a great change of pace from the sticky PB Mongo I had last night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo/Harbour Pointe. Pour a beautiful clear copper color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor: Plenty of hops, but just the right balance. However, I wish it had a fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6941) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
22. thanks clint! pours a crystal clear coppery light amber with a loose tan head that doesnt stick around. nice pleasant pine and grapefruit nose, not pushy at all but inviting. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel mid palate with pine and grapefruit overtones. mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5690) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
an amber brown color with faint white head. An almost fruity flavor when tasted with the buffalo wings. A mild dry hop body with faint malts and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle pours orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma is moderate citrus with some sweet caramel support. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is light to moderate, dry, and finishes moderately bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5613) - 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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