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

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

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BA SCORE
82
good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Photo of dedrinker
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of a light orange/ gold/ yellow color. It seems to have an inner light to it.

Smells like standard Pacific North West pine and citrus hop profile, but mild.

Tastes like the flavor is dominated by those same hop qualities, yet without really being a hoppy beer.

Medium body and a quick hop bitter finish.

Overall thoughts: Seems to fall somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. If it was hops they were in pursuit of, I'd say they didn't bag all the birds they set out shooting for. Not bad, but not special, so I'm puzzled by it's 22oz. bomber release with "Brewmaster Reserve 2010" on the label. If this is what the brewmaster reserves, then their regular offerings must be pretty tame.

dedrinker, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of ccrida
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my large Duvel tulip, Hop Pursuit is pale orange with a big off-white head that leaves nice, scattered lace.

Smell is hoppy, some classic cascade citrus, limes, with a strong earthiness as well. Kicking it old school!

Taste is very hoppy, and quite similar to the nose regarding the cascades supporting a robust backbone of earthy nobles. There's a strong breadiness to the malt, and it's also rather phenolic as well.

Mouthfeel is slick, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is good, a pale ale with big hop flavor without extreme bitterness, and balanced by a nice malty flavor. Clean up the phenols and you'd have one of the best pale ales I've had (although on the east coast this could easily be an IPA). I give Full Sail bonus points not only for their usual value price ($4.20 a bomber in this case, from New Seasons), but also their use of locally derived, old school hops.

ccrida, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of froghop
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear pale yellow-orange with a small white head, and some lacing.

smell is of grain, citrus, a little bit caramel, and a touch of floral.

taste is refreshing, hops, lemon, a little pine, some toffee, and malt, ends somewhat dry and nicely bitter.

froghop, Mar 13, 2010
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Full Sail Hop Pursuit (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.