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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop Pursuit is the ultimate celebration of Oregon agriculture and Pacific Northwest Hops. Our brewers shoot a wonderfully hoppy surplus of Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe into the fermenter using our Hop Shooter, dry hopping the beer and enhancing the aroma of pineapple and late hop flavors. Piney and mango notes follow with a mid-palate hint of honey. Two-Row Northwest Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts provide the right amount of malt character. Balanced by a clean, caramel malt body, Hop Pursuit’s multi-layered hop flavors lead to a crisp, assertive finish. Like the Pacific Northwest, this IPA has hops for days.

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cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
22 oz bottle tasted blind on 3/11/10. Pours orange with little head and only a little lace. Aroma of grass and funky sweat. Weird off-bitter flavor. Okay mouthfeel and carb. Strange noble hops bitter finish. One of the more disappointing offerings from Full Sail.

2.9
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
19-Oct-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 18-Jul-10 for $4.29 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) The cleverly titled Hop Pursuit pours very hazy with a bright orange glow, and half an inch of off-white head settles to a wide ring. The hoppy aromas are piney, orange citrusy, dusty, earthy, and floral, and are balanced with toasty, nutty and slightly caramely malts. On the palate, the hops projects a prominent floral, "green," and piney character, but with only medium-minus bitterness, so the flavor of the hops can be enjoyed without the tongue going numb from resiny bitterness. The base is very nutty with some honey sweetness and the malts are lightly sweet, toasty, grainy, and caramely. The beer is medium in body, medium-plus in carbonation, crisp, dry and somewhat dusty in the finish. Overall, not one of my favorites of the Brewmaster Reserve series, but I’m not usually a big fan of the pale ales and IPAs in this series anyway.

2.9
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2011
enjoyed the weekend of RBWG 2011on tap at Taste of Tops pours pale gold with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet pale malt and grassy hops. Flavor is pale grass and crackers with a mild hop bite. Eh.

2.9
Atom (2486) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bomber pours hazy orange/copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, citrus, floral, and slight pine. Taste is malty with some bready bitterness. Drinkable but nothing special, pretty typical of Full Sail.

2.9
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2011
bomber bottle compliments of a friend. orangish color with white head not alot of lacing. the taste was basically bitter hops...ok i said to myself where’s the flavoring or accent..nothing but bitter. kind of a waste of time.

2.9
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bomber. Pours a cloudy gold copper with a small frothy off white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops grapefruit and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and a bit watery with citrus in the finish. A decent Pale Ale from Full Sail.

2.9
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Citrus, hop, orange aromas. Citrus, very slight piney, hoppy flavors. It’s been awhile since I’ve had Full Sail, so I was excited for this one. But not too great of an IPA.

2.8
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2010
22 oz bottle - Pours a slightly hazy yellow/orange color with small off white head. Aroma has herbal hops, reminds me of mt. hood or hersbrucker - sort of lager like in the hop profile, with a touch of lemon zest and wheat. Flavor has metallicy, herbal hops and a bit of toasted malts. Finish is mildly bitter. This is just kind of blah. I continue to be very underwhelmed by Full Sail in general.

2.8
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Golden/orange pour. Slightly hazy. Carbonated to thin lasting white head. Aroma is strong citrus and perfume. Funky malts, medicinal bitterness and strange floral hops. Take off the gym socks of an average super model, liquify that shit, put it in a bottle and you have this.

2.8
malrubius (2929) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2010
22 ounce bottle from AJ’s in Phoenix. Extra pale (duh) with lasting head. Mildly astringent soapy perfumy aroma. Mildly fruity pineapple apricot with very dry medium bitter finish. Not much flavor and what there is too roundly fruity for my tastes. Underwhelmed.


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