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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (1886) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2005
On Tap at the Dog and Pony in Seattle. Hazy golden color. Full aroma with hop and alcohol. Flavor is resiny hops. Ok stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1877) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2004
The latest in the Brewmaster Reserve series.22 oz bomber green and yellow label. Very strong cascade hop aroma very spicy almost pine like. nice clear amber beer in appearance large pure white head, leaves oodles of lacing down the glass. flavour is mostly quite bitter,a lemony bitterness, sounds bad but actually it works well, just after the zesty bitterness theres a semi dry lingering aftertaste. I do detect some malts ..quite subdued. Kinda thinnish on the palte, but this is very drinkable. I dunno if its an American strong..tasted like a Pale ale to me.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Hopocity Ale--Brewmaster’s Reserve 2005 22 oz. Bottle Release --5.20% ABV--55 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Mild lace head. Clear thin light amber color. Rich buttery floral hop front. Wheat? Creamy cloying mild sweet butterscotch caramel biscuit butter Pils Pale Hop Oil body. Rich smooth balanced hop spice end. Sampled 4/25/2005.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Tangerine. A strong hop presense in the nose is present with notes of peach, tangerine, pine, earth and herbs. Light in character and complexity. The hops are earthy, grassy and herbal. Soft light fruitiness (peach, lemons and tangerine.) The finish has some light graininess (mixed nuts) and a light lingering bitterness. In itself, it is a solid offering but this beer is the same price point of beers twices its potency (Old Boardhead and Imperial Porter) and though a solid beer, I expect more from a Brewmaster’s Reserve release.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Dark bronze with a fluffy white head and stringy lacing. Blend of citrus hops with some notes of soap in the nose. Floral and bitter. Balanced out well with a nice backing of malts. Bitter comes out more in the flavor along with citrus; mostly lemons and orange. Smooth hoppy tail that I love. Hops and malts blend very well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 From the bottle

Pours golden amber with a fluffy white head. Classic grapefruit and pine aroma; the taste is a lovely blend of hops and subdued warm grain malt, with a long finish that draws more and more bitter as it plays out. The mouthfeel is perhaps a slgiht bit thin and a bit overcarbonated, but quite nice still.

This is a smooth drinking bitter ale, an ESB with a Pacific Northwest twist. It doesn’t have the in-your-face kick of a hard-edged IPA, but it is more than bitter enough and more than hoppy enough to make a very fine sesion beer for hop lovers. I’m very impressed!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2004 Golden amber with fast disappearing head. Hops, citrus, and pine to the nose. Medium body. Taste had grapefruit to it. Reminded me a little of Gumballhead on tap. This was a refreshing drink. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Tap at brewery. Orange to medium amber in color. Scant white head forms and quickly fades to a ring leaving no lacing. Aroma is full of floral and citrus hop scents. Pleasingly bitter up front with citric hop bitterness that fades to a malty finish. Medium bodied. Quite nice. Bordering on an IPA. I thought the brewery described this as an ESB??? Regardless, this is a beer I could drink repeatedly and be quite happy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2004
Sticky hop aroma. Great golden/peach color, hints of cloudiness. Excellent hop palate! Cascade of course, gotta be a few others in there. Just a very pronounced yet well balanced hop profile. Starts off with a fresh hop taste, then becomes bitter in the finish and gives that hopped-out taste in the throat. Good hop burps. Medium bodied. Slight hints of chocolate, maybe roasted malt in the aftertaste. Full Sail wins again!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2004
’04 bottle. Cloudy amber liquid, voluminous white head. Herbal sroma: cilantro, corn stalk sweetness, and light grapefruit. Hardly any malt sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is all relatively weak hops with some weak pale malt thrown in. Couldn’t understand what this beer was trying to do. Light and uninteresting.


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