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Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Pursuit of Hoppiness was brewed to showcase the brash beauty of American hops: Summit, Simcoe, Chinook and Nuggets at 100 International Bitterness Units (IBU). It was 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% alcohol by volume, this is a perfect autumn beer, thick and warming, to be shared and savored on a crisp fall evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
1" off white head looks like whipped cream.. tons of lace.. and great retention... The brew is slightly hazy deep orange. Nose seems a little muted for the name of the beer .. Don’t get me wrong, there is alot of stuff going on here, but none really jump out of the glass. Lite citrusy hops and a more than a bit of caramel.. more hoppy fruitiness show as it really warms up.. and the malts help drive the hoppy nose. Flavor has a much more fruity hops than the nose.. minerally and sorta tropical with lesser citrus.. caramel malts and toasty elements really help the hops push forward... bigger body than expected with a light carbonation... really pretty smooth.. could use a bit more carbonation to make things prance around a bit. I am really surprised ... the hoppy bitterness was really pretty mellow.. instead it allowed the flavor additions to do the talking... Very tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2015
12 oz bottle date code 9/09/15. Pretty fresh, so I’m confused why this is oxidized already. Plus it has an acetaldehyde issue. Still kinda drinkable, but not pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Liquor Mart in Boulder. I’m surprised I haven’t had this one before. Pours a hazy, deep reddish orange appearance with a tan head. The aroma is oxidized, some pine, bread, light toast, mild citrus. Mouth feel is a little goopy. Dull bitter, piney hops. Light citrus. Some grapefruit. Also a little stale. Note to self: beware of shelfies at Liquor Mart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10014) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
355ml bottle. Reddish pour. Super bitter beer here, the bottle is a few months old but the bitterness has been kept intact. The hopiness si pine and lighter fruits with some citrus, a nice blend and isn’t too acidic luckily form the summit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3145) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a clear, coppery amber color, with a fairly persistent, finger’s width of tan, head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose offered juicy esters of pit & tropical fruit, with citrus as grapefruit, and a bit of pine on the back. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste added a pronounced, citrus & rind bitterness, plus tart astringency that lingered into the finish with a bit of malt sweetness. Tasty & assertive throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Big bottle pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose is toffee caramel sweetness hop resin citrus and some spice. Taste is as the nose with a nice hop combo and a good sweet malt bill to help balance the hop load.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (316) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Great hops and I'm realizing it's the resin I like in hoppy beers. I don't smoke, but make those beers sticky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3863) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Deep amber color with a small beige head that quickly shrank to a lasting ring. Thick nose of tangerine and candied orange peel and hop resin. This is a big, chewy hoppy beer with lots of candied orange peel, grapefruit rind, peach and marmalade flavors with a long bitter hop resin finish. Just enough of a malt backbone to keep it balanced. Really big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Tangerine and dried leaves bouquet. Clear copper, medium yellow head, nice lace. Honey, tangerine, grapefruit, maraschino cherries, good intensity, dank. Medium body, oily, smooth soft carbonation. Nice intensity, complexity, and balance. Everything comes together really well, with a juicy hop bill that is neither too sharp nor dull. Excellent texture. I would drink this often if I lived in Idaho.

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