Grab A Beer: Full Sail Hop Pursuit

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Hop Pursuit
Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%

Intro: Hop Pursuit is a new release in Full Sail’s Brewmaster’s Reserve series, which is a rotating selection of special release beers. This “Extra Pale Ale” is brewed with Willamette, Cascade, and Mt. Hood hops.

Description: Pours a light copper with medium head. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Taste starts with a bit of citrus and floral hops, but bready/biscuity malts come on strong quickly after. A moderate bitterness finishes things off and really keeps going, but it never gets too intense. Lightly sweet and drinks very light; even lighter than the 6% ABV. It’s a nice pale ale that gets more bitterness than flavor from the hops, but it has more than enough malts going on to keep it drinkable. This would actually make for a really nice six-pack beer, but it doesn’t stick out much as far as a special release. If you see it though, it’s worth giving it a shot.

Verdict: Worth Trying
Availability: Widely available in 22oz bottles and draft from mid-March to June.

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Commercial Description/Press Release:

Available Mid March to June
A crisp blonde extra pale ale with a medium malt body. The
malts are chased by a ton of hop flavor and a zing of bitterness.
Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught
ABV 6% IBUs: 55


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