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Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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432 Ratings

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 37
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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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%

The pursuit of hopiness is leaving wanting more....not for more beer....just better beer. With this name you better bring some hops...I just feel overrun with malt. The appearance of the beer is great...poured a nice ruby red with thin slight off white head that is lacing nicely. The scent has waifs of hop but there is a strong sweet malt with tinges of alcohol. The taste is big sweet malt that is not well balanced by hops...almost a syrupy flare. The mouthfeel is a full body brew with subtle carbonation. Overall it's ok...glad I tried it...but I would not go looking for it.

WoodBrew, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

sftravis, Feb 17, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours a nice hazy burnt amber color with a nice fluffy two finger khaki head that falls so slow. Plenty of sticky lace down my glass.

Aroma is malty nice caramel notes loaded with resin hops some minty notes riding on tobacco.

Taste is lighter then the nose malt not as strong but still malty with good caramel notes. Hops are present and tasty and even out the malt notes. Hop resin lingers in the finish along with some spicy alcohol hints that add to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is only medium with lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall a good enjoyable amber that sits in the middle of malty and hoppy. Considering the name not overly hoppy least for my tastes. An enjoyable brew.

mntlover, Feb 16, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -21.3%

8.5% ABV confirmed. Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired locally and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current ratings.

Bottled 12/03/12.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a two finger light khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and flat out fantastic retention; it looks like it'l keep for a good ten minutes. Lacing is decent. Body colour is a dark amber-copper; semitransparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Par for the style, with an impressive head.

Sm: Hoppy, with nectar and floral character dominating. Caramel and sweet malts form the foundation. Little hop bitterness. An average strength aroma, and a pretty simple one.

T: Nectary hops, a bit of floral hop character, caramel, and sweet amber malts. Fairly balanced, but underwhelming. I do like it, but it lacks subtlety and complexity. There's just not much to say about it. Some bready notes. A bit too sweet, with malts defeating hops.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not quite refreshing. Decent thickness. Pretty good carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable but pretty pedestrian. For an imperial red, it's not bad. Still, I wouldn't trifle with it again - especially not for its price as an import. There are better examples of the style at this price point. Hides its ABV fairly well. Another good but not great offering from Grand Teton.


kojevergas, Jan 13, 2013
Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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