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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Hop Pursuit Northwest IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Hop Pursuit Northwest IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Clear deep amber color. Attractive, tropical aromas and flavors of granola in vanilla custard, caramelized mangos and pineapples, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity full body and a tingling, elegant, very long finish that presents notes of spiced apricots, orange pepper, and bitter greens finish. A bold, chewy, fruit-forward IPA that really nails the west coast style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Bold & Bitter & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: granola in vanilla custard, caramelized mangos and pineapples, and geranium
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced apricots, orange pepper, and bitter greens
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken, Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, chewy, fruit-forward IPA that really nails the west coast style.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

American Style IPA

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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