Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle dated 12/5/2012, poured into a Nonic pint 4/13/2013, review is transcribed from notes from that day.
Aroma: A nice, sickly malty sweet scent, remniscent of caramel and toffee right off the bat with a good bit of hoppy pine and a bit of grapefruit. Not the most pungent ale but it's easy to get the nose here. (4)
Colour: Pours a cloudy, sort of opaque dark copper with a fluffy 2cm white head that dissipates into a thick white film with a medium sized collar. The lacing is beautifully thick and sticks all over the place. A very appetizing and tempting red ale. (4)
Flavour: Given that its 3 months old, this beer is still hoppy as hell with pine dominating with a little bit of citrus in the background; all of this hoppiness is backed up by a sweet caramel toffee malty backbone. It's an extremely well balanced beer, especially compared to IPAs which tend to have more hoppiness compared to malts. The not so cloying sweetness reminds me quite a bit of Nugget Nectar even though the hop profiles are very different. I liked this a lot. (4)
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, resinous and very well carbonated. Aftertaste is an assload of pine and a bit of citrus that definitely showcases the IBUs, and it doesn't go away on its own without washing it down with water. Dang strong hoppy beer, and well-balanced to boot. The finish is a bit drier than I would like, even taking into consideration the hoppy bitterness. (4)
Overall: Nicely done, I think I prefer Nugget Nectar slightly more to this one just because of the difference in hop profiles. Yet this one is hoppy as hell with an awesome malt backbone to back it up. It's seriously well-done and I would definitely recommend. (4)
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 02:41:43 | More by Stevedore
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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 411 ratings.