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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1075) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a deep red color with a khaki head. Hop, toffee, caramel, malt and light citrus aroma. Caramel, toffee, grapefruit, pine, hop and malt flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Good bitterness and a caramel and hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Smallish pint glass sporting a very attractive deep orange colored beer. Nice lacing. Good marks on appearance here. Aroma is hoppy but has sweet notes. Smell is very reminiscent of other imperial IPAs. Taste is plenty of hops with an alcohol presence. Some malty characteristics offset the hops to a certain extent. Nothing all that unique but I’m more likely to sample this again than watch that Will Smith movie for a second time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"overpriced, yes, but this was one tasty brew. pretty dark amber color. bright hoppy aroma with a strong but balanced caramel and sweet malt profile. piney hops, grapefruit, and more sweetness in the flavor. very well done, but with a pricetag well into the dbl digits, this may have to be a one timer."

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2402) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2014
This is from a couple-year-old bottle and I am not sure how much that affected the quality of it. Beautiful beer to behold with a thick cream-colored long-lasting head lots of lace and a clear reddish dark amber color. Aroma is heavy resin hop and malt. Flavor is pretty good lots of malt to counter the heavy hop, carbonic tang is on the low side and there's a slight medicinal aftertaste. Body isn't bad except for it's just a little too soft for my preferences. Not a bad Imperial red but want not one of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Orange/red pour with off white head. Smells of hops and malt. Tastes sweet on the front with bitter finish. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Easter Sunday. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Flavors of toasted nuts. Bitter hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (541) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap at new bohemia. Copper with nice white lacing. Hop and alcohol aroma. Dry bitterness with sweet as alcohol. Get lots of different hop elements. Solid beer but not good enough for this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DW78715816 (82) - Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours a deep amber with a thick creamy head. Hops and malt, delicious. I'm impressed with this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ikigai (69) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Dark amber, nice head and lacing. Malty strong flavor. More malt than hops to me. Good but too strong malt for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A hazy reddish-brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is slightly spruce with a sweet fruit or candy and rich malt. The flavor is initially caramel with pine and lemon following.


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