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)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by froghop on 03-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of tucson_brewson
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 oz bottle as part of a mix-a-six, poured into pint glass, not realizing it's their "Spring seasonal" brew. I guess it's always Spring somewhere.

L - Pours a clear, orange/copper color with a good finger of foam that dissipates quick, leaves a thin lacing with some big bubbles.

S - Citrus, honey, malt, some piney northwest hops but more sweet smelling than bitter.

T - Similar to the relative IPA, a blend of orange, honey, caramel, grass, and just enough bitter hops at the end but lingers sweet. Wouldn't call it much of a "pursuit" of hops, maybe a browsing of hops.

F - Light-to-medium body, moderate carbonation, the sweetness would suggest it drinks thick and syrupy, but it's surprisingly balanced and very drinkable.

O - The drink-by date is 9/12/16 so maybe I'm 4 days late in getting the best taste out of this, but it's not bad. It's not much different from the IPA, more citrus and malt than bitter hops, but I'd drink it again, if offered.

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Photo of DrWhy
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing cask IPA. Creamy head that poured well. The Simcoe hops are very apparent on the nose. Taste is creamy, not too bitter for 65 IBUs. The hops linger nicely. A very enjoyable brew

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes in with a solidly orange appearance, 1/4" white head that can't hold itself up too long, hopefully because of lots of hop oils. Aroma was a little muted, pale honey malt.

Hearty citrus notes, not just grapefruit either. Its there, but its also accompanied by some orange/tangerine like notes but counterbalanced with the toasted pale malts to keep it from coming off as overly sweet nor bitter.

Good bomber price. Would bang again in a six pack.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McBAINx
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoganMc
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of seanchai
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ms11781
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ComRock12
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KZE80
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Beer is amazing. Even mediocre beer.

Buy this beer. Drink it. Thank the universe for beer. Sleep well.

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Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Icehalo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bensbeers
2.77/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Drink on.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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Full Sail Hop Pursuit (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.58 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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