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Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

464 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 41
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2009

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
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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, bottled on 10/23/2012, pours reddish amber with some haze, topped with a short beige head that holds excellent retention. Fresh dank hoppy aroma comes through as grapefruit and pine, coupled with loads of caramel maltiness. Heavy dose of caramel and toasty grain for a backbone that holds up well to the 100ibu of piny, grapefruity, citric hops. Medium bodied and creamy, finishes with a nice linger of hop bitterness. Overall, it's one of those beers that is what it is: excellent!

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pursuit of Hoppiness pours a traditional red color with a long lasting lacing head. The aroma contains a nice kick of floral hops. The taste has a nice malty backbone, with a good blend of floral hops. Good full flavor, and easy to drink. Overall a fanatic red ale, not very hoppy beer, as the name suggestions but a very good red ale.

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apparently I need to stop being impressed by finding beers I first heard about in 2007. I'm just getting around to Nugget Nectar--I'm all excited, start writing about it, get a big ol' Double N logo tattooed on my lower back--but then everyone calls me a melvin because the hot new thing is this Nigerian lager they brew using parts of a little kid who got hacked to death because he didn't work fast enough in the diamond mines. It's called "He Didn't Go to Jared" and it's billed as a Carbon Aged Triple IPA. And, fuck, it'll be like five years before I get to try it, and by that point the cool kids'll be drinking Martian beer, probably.

Anyhow, wow! This was just sitting at a Binny's! Like it was no big deal!

I like reds with earthy back ends, and this has that. The hops aren't as wowza as I was expecting but it's real good balance-wise. Also, an immensely pretty pour.

Full Review:
http://mynie.com/?p=381

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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark red color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, grass, and herbal notes. Fits the style of American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, dry hops, alcohol, hops, hint of chocolate, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and body. The blend is a little unsavory, with the malt and hops being too subtle and the grass/herbal flavors being too prominent.

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3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.