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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 14 Dec 2011. Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker.

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.

Not terribly complex but well done and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

2011 version.

A solid golden amber hue with little head. There is some lacing down the glass, though.

Some malt notes and a hint of earthy hoppiness in the nose.

The taste finally lets you know you have an EPA/APA! Good malt flavors with a fruity/foral hop character. The finish provides a nice hop bitterness and settles out clean and dry.

A somewhat underwhelming EPA/APA. The appearance and aroma are especially low-key, but the flavor offers redemption at the end.

Late note: after pouring the rest of the bottle, the head was more noticeable and lasted longer. The clarity gave way to extreme cloudiness with a lot of floating debris. I can't tell whether it's yeast sediment or what. Not very appealing. Had to knock down the appearance score from a 3 to a 1.5. The taste, though, remains the same. Based on the 'new' appearance, I also downgrade the overall to from a 3.5 to 2.5.

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

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of deepchills
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I paid $4 for a bomber of Full Sail Hop Pursuit at Halls in Grapevine.

The ale pours a lovely gold color with a slight cloudiness. Lots of floaties in this beer, which comes from 2 weeks of dry hopping, some of the floaties are very dark, a little disconcerting. There was about a half finger of head in my tulip glass.

The nose is grassy/herbal/floral.

A full grass/hop start with the slightest hints acidic citrus in the middle. The finish brings out some sweet malt.

The flavors in this extra pale ale are slight, a beer made for Spring, not Winter. I’m tasting this for the first time on a cool, rainy December day. (oops)

(10 minutes later…)

I must admit I’m a bit hesitant to finish my 2nd glass. There were considerably more dark floaties in the 2nd pour. One of my favorite beers, the Green Flash West Coast IPA, is heavy on floaties too, however they don’t interfere with me drinking the beer.
This looks like someone may have dropped they’re Skoal dip into the glass.
In any event, I eased through the rest of this beer. The dark floaties added a little more grass to the taste. For the most part I didn’t notice them in my mouth/throat.

I like this brewery, however this offering is a little light for my taste. That, combined with the floaties, will keep me from buying it one again.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reasonably priced 22 ounce bomber ($4.79), purchased at DeCicco’s in Ardsley, NY

Pours hazed darker apricot, moderate sized light tan head, leaves minor bits and strands of fine lacing.

Faint nose of musty hops and malts

Decent enough pale ale, very easy drinking, moderately hopped with a balancing malt counter point. Hops are kinda earthy and soft on the palate

Well rounded and equally soft on the tongue. Hops are the star of the dry and long lasting finish. Better then middle of the road craft APA.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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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