Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.96/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured out of a brown 12 oz bottle into a nonic-style pint glass. The first digits in the bottling date are hard to read, but it looks like either a 03 or 05--since I bought this beer in April, I'm going with 03/06/13 as the likely correct answer.
Appearance - Thick, burnt sienna-brown apple cider body. Cloudy with a half-finger of brown-sugar colored foam. The head dissipates after about 60 seconds, leaving little more than some stray medium-sized bubbles and a film of carbonation.
Smell - Malty sweetness and caramel notes. Not much hoppiness (I expected more, given the name), but I can certainly tell it's there more than a "normal" amber ale. I get some bready (rye?) elements as well.
Taste - The hops finally make their presence known, and with authority. Herbal bitterness, some grapefruit and other citrus rind elements. Some alcoholic esters as well atop a nice faintly sweet malt base.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with a chewy finish that carries through the bitters from the taste. Honestly, quite refreshing for a so-called "autumn" beer.
Overall, a tasty brew that hides it's alcohol quite well. First time I've tried anything from Grand Teton and it definitely has me curious to try more. I'd also like to try it closer to its bottling date sometime, to see if the aromatic part of the hops tapers off quickly or not.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2013 02:06:08 | More by LambicPentameter
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3.55/5 rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on 9/26/13.
Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, brown sugar, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with very earth forward aromas and flavors.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 23:17:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.