Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color--showing crimson in strong light--with over one finger of diminishing off-white foam head that leaves partial residual coverage across the surface. Trails of carbonation rise eagerly in the column and heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Resinous and slightly piney hops are initially subordinate to focused tropical fruit, consisting mostly of passion fruit and pineapple. A thread of mild caramel unifies the other components, but as time passes the tropical fruit quality fades, revealing more of an estery presence.
T: Begins off-dry, with citrus and pine hop aromatics balanced by caramel malt and moderate acidity. A whiff of alcohol and some substantial bitterness work here to elevate overall flavor intensity. Estery fruit emerges into the middle until becoming co-dominant alongside refined caramel. Relatively restrained bitterness returns in the finish, and a faint manifestation of woodiness lingers on the palate.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly sticky with hop resins and also lively with acidity, and with moderate carbonation. Ultimately it is remembered as being quite interesting yet smooth on the palate.
D: While the flavors encountered here are an ensemble component of a greater whole, their understated nature does not disappoint. In comparison to the other highly noteworthy qualities, they simply struggle to be recognized as this beer's stand-out feature. It has at times been suggested that any beer with a hop reference in the name is sure to go off the rails at some point, but Pursuit of Hoppiness stays the course with laser-focus, with the benefit to the drinker being an elegant balance that is frequently found to be lacking in other American beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2011 05:41:54 | More by beagle75
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