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Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

423 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 35
Gots: 29 | 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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LuceScrew

Idaho

5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-27-2013 22:26:15 | More by LuceScrew
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MShinn

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-17-2011 05:11:34 | More by MShinn
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-23-2012 08:20:31 | More by bigbeers84
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seth72104

Missouri

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-18-2011 20:16:37 | More by seth72104
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Listers

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-30-2013 17:48:26 | More by Listers
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olliegaff

North Dakota

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-18-2012 02:39:47 | More by olliegaff
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sobeleg

New York

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-17-2011 00:07:47 | More by sobeleg
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brn9000

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-03-2012 18:17:03 | More by brn9000
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4.99/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

four pack brought to me from my sweetie pour into 3f teku

A- a dark ruby color with a big creamy tannish head

S-strong hops aroma very piney

T- as strong as i thought it would be 100 ibu..wooo

M- id say medium mouth fill nothing to thick

O- definitely beyond drinkable, something id like to find on tap and hopefully share with a friend but this four pack is all for me

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 23:38:30 | More by sudsy2drunk
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ig88b

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1L of beer from a bottle.. wow.

A: pours a nice orange with a reasonable head that sticks around.
S: amazing hop smell with a bit of citrus.. amazing for a red ale. A little bit of maltiness creeping in with the hops.
T: hops up front, slight malt and spiciness in the middle, mild finish, but sticks around for a while.
M: fills the mouth right up front.. doesn't disappoint with carbonation in the back.
D: this is a sipper, but if I had to slam this. I wouldn't notice the 8%.

notes: this is my first of the grand teton cellar reserve beers and I'll certainly be back.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 22:58:17 | More by ig88b
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared it at a tasting with some buddies. Poured from a capped bottle (1 pint 9.4oz) into a small snifter.

Poured a beautiful reddish brown, initial head faded into a dusting of foam that lasted until the end. The smell was great, exactly like a big red should be malty with a touch of hops.

This shines in the taste. Perfectly balanced malts that are highlighted with pops of citrus. This fades into a floral after taste that just keeps on giving.

One of the best amber/red ales I've ever had. Can't wait to get my hands on a couple of my own bottles.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 17:06:04 | More by TheCrowsNest
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slayer3604

California

4.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Bruce for this pour!

A-a swath of different reds and orange hues, with a nice little two finger head...great clarity and retention.

S-Imagine having an orange, and ripping the skin off. whilst doing so, some of the spray from the rind hits your nose, thats what this brew is all about. Total citrus and a figment of pine in the nose!!!! EXCELLENT!

T-Incredibly balanced for its 8.5% accompaniment and shares its malt backbone with plenty of dry piney and grapefruity hops in the finish.

M-bold, rugged, chewey and full!

D-VERY drinkable, and the nose keeps you coming back for more.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 10:18:11 | More by slayer3604
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19%

01-25-2014 14:21:25 | More by larryarms847
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19%

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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-18-2012 06:19:04 | More by 6demonbag
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funkel81

California

4.75/5  rDev +19%

12-15-2011 21:30:11 | More by funkel81
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dmamiano

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased growler on Hilton Head Island at a place called Growlers.
Poured a burnt orange with a creamy tan head and nice lacing.
This was one of the special beers....nose was amazing...hoppy goodness. Citris...malts melding together.
Taste as well amazing. Great smooth hoppiness...orange...grapefruit...nicely balanced with malts.
Not much bitterness.
This one was smoooth!

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 23:30:53 | More by dmamiano
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-09-2014 13:01:56 | More by MikeDAdams
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firecrack0r

California

4.75/5  rDev +19%

05-22-2013 23:02:39 | More by firecrack0r
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep deep orange and leaves excellent lacing down the glass.

Smells of citrus/tropical fruits with some heavy caramel malt backing it up.

Taste follows the nose. Heavy caramel notes throughout. Citrus, tropical fruits and some pineapple really cut through all this malt leaving a resiny lingering finish.

Mouthfeel and carb are average for this style.

One of the better Imperial Ambers I've ever had. It reminded me a lot of Nugget Nectar. It's got a lot of caramel malt, but the hops are definitely high enough to make their presence known. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 16:30:25 | More by jmarsh123
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this up at the local liquor store after they rearranged the bomber room. Reminded me of Trout Hop Black IPA so I bought it. Very happy I did. Bottled 12/7/10.

A - The beer pours a nice red/amber/copper color with a huge 2.5 finger white head with unreal retention and lacing. Gobs of lacing.

S - A nice nose with a nice citrus, earthy, fruity aroma hop character. A bit sweetness from the malt.

T/M - The beer starts just where the nose left off. The beer starts with the fruity sweet hop character: apples, and citrus, and earthy tones. The sweet malt character comes into play in the middle with orange and tart flavors. Very smooth. Hides the alcohol so well. The beer finishes with a mild bitterness together with a mild fruity malty tone. Very good. Finishes a bit dry.

D - Yes!

Overall, this is a fantastic beer! Very happy with the purchase and plan on picking up another tomorrow if there are any left. 8.5% ABV not 8%.
Great.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-01-2011 02:52:00

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:25:27 | More by hopfacebrew
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gatorhophead

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured from a nice looking big ass bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A.) Definitely bottle conditioned, as an aggressive pour produced 1" of tiny bubbles. Appearance it deep reddish orange with no sediment. Leaves a nice lacing of same tiny bubblel after the first sip

S.) Smells of orange peels, candied citrus, maybe pineapple mixed with some mangoes and a very subtle earthy pine. Definitely more sweet than bitter.

T.) Starts out with sweet malty sugars and orange peels quickly followed by a mild bitterness that balances this beer very well. Finishes with a semi-dry mix of sweet malt sugars and hop bitterness that lingers nicely

D.) I was hesitant to crack this beer for a single sitting, but I'm halfway through it and it just keeps getting better. The bottle says 09, so I'm sure the jops

I was hesitant to buy this beer at $14.00, considering I had another one of their offerings I did not like, but this beer kicks ass. I'll be looking for more to share with some friends.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 00:26:36 | More by gatorhophead
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mentor

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a thin layer of light tan head over a clear copper-amber liquid. Smells oranges, pineapple, apricot, lemony pith, tropical punch, grassy, light green onion, very gentle alcohol. Very nice, but not what I expect from an American Amber (the current classification here on BA).

Tastes delicious. Fruitiness is countered by a clean lemony pith and an appearance by grassy edge. Fairly wet and dries just a touch in the end, likely due to hop bitter and alcohol contributions. Piney and a little bit of green onion mix well with a bit of pineapple-like zip. Extremely drinkable. Light in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 04:06:03 | More by mentor
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Brandt

Montana

4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours out a copper ruby color with an off white head of one to two fingers

the smell hits you long before you get your nose in the glass but when you do you get strong citrusy hop aromas and some caramel notes and a more pungent spicy hop character too

the taste is very bitter on the back of the tongue while being pleasently sweet in the rest of the mouth at the same time.a great floral hop flavor and wonderfuly firm bitterness.

this beer finishes out with a lingering floral hop character that overwhealms your nasal cavity and a subdued bitterness that stays with the tongue. this is a really wonderful beer and any hop head would be glad to have a pint of this (or a 1L bottle as the case more often is with the grand reserve beers)

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 23:36:54 | More by Brandt
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Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.