Hop Pursuit IPA

Oregon
United States
Hop Pursuit IPA by Full Sail Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our brewers shoot a wonderfully hoppy surplus of Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe into the fermenter using our Hop Shooter, dry hopping the beer and enhancing the aroma of pineapple and late hop flavors. Piney and mango notes follow with a mid-palate hint of honey. Two-Row Northwest Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts provide the right amount of malt character. Balanced by a clean, caramel malt body, Hop Pursuit's multi-layered hop flavors lead to a crisp, assertive finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
36-40°
Hops: 
Cascade, Nugget, Equanot, Mosaic
Malts: 
2 Row Pale, Munich, Caramel, Wheat Malt
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Co. beer was judged as an American India Pale Ale (BJCP #21A).

The pour revealed a very nice light caramel hue. The clarity of this beer was crystal clear and the carbonation was really effervescent. The aroma definitely revealed an American IPA within. It exploded with very strong aromas of citrus and pine hop notes. The flavor of this beer was well balanced. Light malt/hops with  slight caramel notes. Considering the style of the beer, I felt that it was more like a session American IPA. The malt profile was very light, as was the hop bittering. The mouthfeel and body was very light (almost watery). Overall, it was light in flavor (malt/hops) and body as if a Session IPA