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Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 36
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale is brewed to showcase the brash beauty of American hops: Chinook, Centennial and Columbus at 100 International Bitterness Units (IBU). The hops grown in the United States are considered to be some of the best in the world. Compared to their more traditionally subdued, elegant European counterparts, American hops are bold, bright, piney and zesty. This ale is brewed with Idaho 2-Row malted barley and German specialty malts to provide a rich, slightly caramel flavor and bold reddish color. At 22 degrees Plato starting gravity and about 8.5% alcohol by volume, this thick and warming beer is to be shared and savored.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2009)
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websherpa

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imperial red big bottle shared with my girl consumed from tulips.

Appearance: The beer had a beautiful mahogany color with minimal clouding. Full finger off white head with modest lacing. I've had imperial red spin offs, but never a "straight" imp red so I have nothing to compare this too. I guess I was expecting a stickier red colored IPA. So far it doesn't look too sticky but it does look red.

Smell: It's clean and hoppy as expected. Lots of citrus mostly grapefruit. Maybe a some more bitter tasting oranges but mostly just grapefruit. No real pineapple.

Taste: The taste is of course hoppy and full of grapefruit. There is a definite sweetness to it. Reminiscent of caramel mostly. My partner was getting a musty but I didn't as much.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent. I actually agitated too much and killed all the carbonation in my glass towards the end and found I liked the flat beer slightly more than the carbonated beer. I think I really wanted this to be thick and sticky, and it wasn't. I'm not sure how this compares to style, but it didn't come out the way I was hoping.

Drinkability: This is a good beer and in a 6 pack format at a 7.99 price it would be a no brainer. Instead it is a big bottle (750 or 22 oz?) at 7.99 and I think I can find better IPA esque beers for the price or less.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 07:11:26 | More by websherpa
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Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.