Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.45/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
APPEARANCE: Oh my. This stuff looks delicious. The color is a striking, deep and solidly opaque reddish brown with a brilliantly clean white head resting on top. The head was very slow to dissipate and after a few minutes it is still retaining a small mound of fluffiness in the middle of the glass. The one drawback was a lack of lacing, some thin and wispy foam clung to the very top of the glass, but otherwise there were just a few random blotches. That lack of lacing, however, was made up for by the gorgeous packaging. A beer deserves to be recognized for this, as I believe it helps make it more appetizing. The bright orange foil along with the vibrant and exciting label makes this a beer I want to try.
SMELL: The nose on the Pursuit of Hoppiness is getting me excited. Malt and hop aromas come through strong, but there is an underlying smell of pineapple as well - an exceptionally appetizing smell.
TASTE: A delicious and intense hoppy pine flavor greets the palate immediately, and it is good. After the initial burst of hops a wave of sweet malt and apple rush in before giving way to a second dose of hops. On the back end, however, the hops are bitterer and a rye flavor is detectable. I really love beers with this type of flavor pattern - easier hops up front, sweet in the middle and nice and bitter at the end. It is such a pleasant experience with every sip.
MOUTHFEEL: Very sparkly and well carbonated. Tiny bubbles bring the palate to life at the beginning of each sip. As it washes down it leaves the tongue very dry, but not so much that it destroys the palate, just enough to make the drinker thirsty for that next sip.
DRINKABILITY: This is very drinkable. My only complaint is that I don't have some good, spicy Mexican food to go with it right now, it would be perfect. The dryness from the aftertaste was intense enough on the first sip that I was a little scared it might rip my taste buds out by the end, but it never got to that point. It just flirted with disaster enough to stay exciting throughout the entire bomber.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2011 01:16:34 | More by StoneTSR
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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.