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Pursuit Of Hoppiness - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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433 Ratings

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 38
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Jspriest, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

shlars1936, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: reddish orange in color with a 1/2" head that falls relatively quick, but leaves some nice lace on the glass.

Smell: caramel and a strong hop presence is easy to detect by the nose.

Taste: caramel, black plums, grapefruit, pine, alcohol, and a hearty bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting bitterness here.

Overall: I found this to be an enjoyable hopped up red ale and nicely drinkable. One is enough in a session and it will last a while as it is slow sipping.

Gavage, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of syrupjoe
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a cloudy brown-amber with medium sized dark floaties.

Nose is clean, green, and fresh with a great honey malt biscuit flavor.

Taste is balanced. I get sweet, full-bodied malt at the same time I get a great hop presence that is grassy, slightly citrusy, and gives a great pine resin flavor.

Moderate carbonation - finish is clean and crisp with light lingering hop notes and malt sweetness.

Overall a very well-rounded brew that does an excellent job showcasing aromatic hops while maintaining balance. Will drink again!

syrupjoe, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

MShinn, Dec 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

funkel81, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brewski101
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at a local pub's pint nite

Poured relatively dark for an amber ale.

Not much head or carbonation.

Aroma was subdued - deceptively so in light of the degree of hopping.

Definite presence of pine and a grassy bite that was well balanced by the malt.

brewski101, Dec 01, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A:clear, glowing copper colored beer topped by a minimal sized light beige head.

S: The aroma is rather sugary malty at first, soon to be overpowered by piney, citrusy hoppyness. Some lemonpeel.

T: It’s full-bodied, quite effervescent and lightly warming, with flavors of caramel sugary maltyness and a solid dose of citrusy, resiny malts. Lasting finish with bitterness dominating.

O: Some balance brought by the sweetish maltyness. A really pleasant one. A bit sweet maybe, but with hops enough to deal with it

seanwhite, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jenray, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 22, 2011
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dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Finatic, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

seth72104, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

sobeleg, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

codynevels, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

sponch51, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Big gorilla of a hop brew. Nothing subtle, intriguing, or armoatic. Some sweet malt, but a dishwater aftertaste followed by the bitter burn. A litle bit of maltiness squeaks through. Ruby amber color is nice. Foam fairly long lasting and well laced in the pint glass. Supposed to have Summit, Simcoe, Chinook, and Nugget hops.

At Sessions Public in San Diego. Surprised a pint of a beer listed at 9% is only available in pints. Why do they want to call it an "American Red" with 100 IBU? One of the less interesting hoppy beers I've had this year.

mactrail, Nov 06, 2011
Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.