Pursuit Of Hoppiness | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Pursuit Of HoppinessPursuit Of Hoppiness
BA SCORE
81.3%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 497 ratings
Pursuit Of HoppinessPursuit Of Hoppiness
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,356
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
497
Liked:
404
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 497 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of stevoj
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Concur with Buckeyeboy, sweet, hoppy, malty. Smooth, everything blends well, murky amber body with small but lasting beige head. Slight lingeting alcohol warmth at the end

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Photo of MattyG85
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: An earthy, juicy, and fairly sweet hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus, grass, and caramel. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass and a little pine. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and melon. Strong malt presence with a scent of caramel, biscuit, grains, and yeast. A pretty good hopped up red aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, earthy, and somewhat sweet hop forward taste with notes of grass, citrus, and caramel malt. Earthy and floral hops with some notes of damp grass and pine. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, melon, tangerine, and lemon. Big backing malt presence with some sweet notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and drying on the finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a hopped up Imperial Red Ale. Good balance of juicy and grassy hops with caramel malt. Reminds me of Great Lakes Nosferatu.

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Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateK1986
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This ale is a half-opaque, bright copper with tiny flecks throughout, and a bit of — shall we say? — "organism" silently stirring on the bottom. Head is somewhere between peaches and cream. Its retention is great. Instead of a thick, even layer, it forms an island in the middle of the nonic pint, before flattening into a film, leaving a chunky but sparse lace behind. While a film, it leaves a broad ring that slowly sinks back into the body. Aroma is predominantly citrusy and floral from the hops. And caramel and sweetness from the malt. Taste is bitter throughout, but more so on the aftertaste. Otherwise, it has a seductive sweetness owing to the grain as much as hops or alcohol. There is also a broth-like character, but less so than in certain other imperial reds I've had. If you would have told me it was 100 IBUs after my first sip, I might have believed you, but after that it seemed more balanced. Beer is full-bodied, as to be expected. Relatively low carbonation. For a bottle-conditioned beer, that is. Warming and numbing from the alcohol, but not inordinately drying on the finish, kept me salivating for more. I don't know if I have the strength of will to age the other three I purchased.

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Photo of WMitty
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterGone
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz into tulip. Poured a deep orange, with a touch of haze. This was an interesting one. The nose promised some caramel malt which was nicely backed with floral and tropical hops. However, the hops dominated this one. Don't get me wrong, I am an avowed hop head. It's just that an Imperial Red should have some depth of malt as well, according to what I have had so far (Hop Head Red, Denogginizer, McCarthy's Bane, etc.). Finish was a nice pop of bittering hops... which I of course enjoyed. 2nd tier compared to above mentioned.

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Photo of Burgundy3024
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bnoise11
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jarrgal
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maver1ck23
4.89/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent beer with a hoppy finish!

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Photo of EuellGophar
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pxc13
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of garuda
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kraty1
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of molson5190
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Pursuit Of Hoppiness from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81.3% out of 100 with 497 ratings
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