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Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

428 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 428
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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turnerk3

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

A: Pours an attractive amber hew with an exceptionally ample head. The retention is nicely distributed along the glass.

S: The name matches the nose. A robust hop aroma engulfs the nostrils with a citrusy, floral complexion. Very similar to an IPA.

T: Pursuit of hoppiness describes it perfectly. There is an illusive amber ale flavor, but the hops generate a grapefruit like bitterness that masks the malt flavor that is expected in amber ales.

M: Outstanding carbonation dispenses the flavor appropriately throughout the palate. The hop bitterness from the flavor does not fully subside, but there is a relative smoothness due to the absence of the malts.

O: Much more of an IPA than an amber ale. If this was labeled as an IPA the ratings would definitely be different. There is a slight amber style, but the hops are the most significant factor in this brew.

07-30-2012 00:51:59 | More by turnerk3
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

Served in a cervoise at Duke's Alehouse.

The Sox are leading the Cubs, so I can't help but be on the lighter side right now. This brew in front of me pours a clear sunset amber-russet topped by over a finger of dark cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, pine, toffee, very light chocolate, lemon peel, and orange peel. The taste holds notes of toffee, pine, grapefruit peel, orange zest, lemon peel, and lightly toasted biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a finish that borders on dry. Overall, a very nice red, one of the better examples I've had in a while. Oh, and Sox win! Nice!

07-02-2011 00:49:28 | More by TMoney2591
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

Served in a 16 oz. snifter.

A- Dark copper/amber color with a 1 finger off-white head. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Lots of citrus, toffee, lightly roasted malts.

T- Roasted malts, caramel. Citrus flavors come through in the middle followed by a nice balance of hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied. On the lighter side of carbonation with a nice smooth finish.

O- Nice imperial amber. The citrus notes and hop balance really make this a good beer.

08-01-2011 00:09:35 | More by kawilliams81
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

Nice clear amber pour and thin, sudsy white head. Citrus and fresh pine in the aroma along with pineapple juice and a fruit cup aroma. Lots of hops up front. Some roasted malts and grapefruit peel in the taste. A great big, hoppy red ale, despite not being overwhelmingly bitter.

02-24-2011 06:50:02 | More by saintwarrick
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

Grand Teton's Pursuit of Hoppiness delivers on the name - plenty of hop delights for all, with a strong malt backbone to make it a remarkably smooth, easy drinker (even with the 8.5% ABV). The hops are definitely the focal point here, but the overall flavor profile leaves just a little more to be desired. Nothing inherently wrong with a strong, balanced, hoppy beer, but at the same time, the taste doesn't linger after you're done.

07-30-2012 17:20:50 | More by TheRealBigC
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.