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Full Sail Hop Pursuit (Brewmaster Reserve) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Full Sail Hop Pursuit (Brewmaster Reserve)Full Sail Hop Pursuit (Brewmaster Reserve)

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: froghop on 03-13-2010)
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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 92 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Buebie:
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Buebie

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Head starts out 3 inches tall and settles to a modest cap of white foam, leaving spotted clingy lace clumps.
pale copper appearance, very much unfiltered, super hazey.
juicy hop aroma with sweet caramel and pine hops, as well as some biscuity aroma.
Flavor is very dry as compared to aroma. Hops bite with pine and earthy bitters and just a touch of aspirin.
Mouthfeel is thin and crisp.

Overall a solid apa, bordering ipa. Mouthfeel seems to drop off a bit, but a solid entry for the style. I cant see myself seeking this out again, but glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 19:07:52 | More by Buebie
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer reminds me of why I love beer. Hear me out, please.

It's lackluster and average on all fronts. And yet I thoroughly enjoy drinking it opposed water, soft drinks, coconut water, saliva, or merlot.

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2011...vintage?

Served from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass

A - nice thick head, 1+ fingers; color is a hazy, rich amber - more hazy/amber as you get toward the bottom of the bottle; minimal lacing; lots of yeast in the bottom

S - strong smell of alcohol, which is ironic for a beer that is only 6% ABV. Nothing else stood out for me in the aroma

T - mild hop flavor, but still refreshing. Started to taste a hint of citrus towards the end of the beer.

M - little carbonation; smooth; leaves a nice 'beery' taste in the mouth that lasts.

O - A good brew. Nothing out of the ordinary, but not bad either. I'm enjoying the bottom of the bottle more than the top...maybe the yeast that settled?

It's 100 degrees in Baltimore today, so I was looking for something that would quench my thirst. While this was not the best beer ever, it certainly got the job done.

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Medium sized light beige head. Minimal carbonation. Mostly clear with a few floaties, dull copper in color. Aroma is orangey and perfumey. Starts sweet, fresh, floral. Orange blossom. Light but sticky body, ethanol is moderate. Light orange bitterness throughout. Nice sweet tart finish with a lingering bitter orange aftertaste.

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Out of a bomber I scored for only $3 this beer was an orange/gold color with a slight haze to it. The aroma was fairly standard: citrus and grassy hops with a sweet malt background. The flavors were similar: hoppy goodness and a nice malty base. I know I’m not really giving this one its due, but as much as it was good and appropriate and all that there was really nothing special about it. You could walk into almost any decent brewpub in the US and get an equally good APA. It’s official: I’m spoiled. The mouthfeel was good and a bit full, the body medium and the carbonation par for the course. That’s the total of my review: par for the course.

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Full Sail Hop Pursuit (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.