Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Enjoyed 2004 @ Full Sail tasting room in Hood River, Oregon--Poured a light copper body with a fluffy one-finger head. Grassy, fruity, and pretty darn biting on the palate. Not a lot of malt flavor comes out in this hop monster. It is more hops than anything (hence the name). This is one tasty (though unbalanced) springtime brew. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Golden amber with a small white head. Bready malt with lots of hops, leaning towards an IPA. The flavor is much the same and is defintely very close to being an IPa rather than an APA. medium dry body. nice session beer. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Pours a light orange. Big hop aroma; fresh cut grass, a farmer’s field in the summer. Taste is hoppy, of course, but not as overwhelming as the aroma. More citrus in the flavor than the aroma. Finish is a combination of sweet and sour. Decent beer but lacking something. This could have been served a little cooler. 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. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
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.
Sham (1844) - 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. 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. 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. 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! 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.