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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Classic big american red. Red color, dense body, sweet nose, big resinous piney hop flavor balanced with malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 8/13/13; about 2 months old. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, earthy. Pours hazy copper with lots of floaties. Has a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is bittersweet with an emphasis on bitter. Flavors of bread, citrus. Body is medium, carbonation average. Not bad, but those floaties are really unappetizing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Rich amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, spicy hops, & some citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, and fruit/citrus; Nicely balanced; Not too bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a deep deep orange and leaves excellent lacing down the glass. Smells of citrus/tropical fruits with some heavy caramel malt backing it up. Taste follows the nose. Heavy caramel notes throughout. Citrus, tropical fruits and some pineapple really cut through all this malt leaving a resiny lingering finish. Mouthfeel and carb are average for this style. One of the better Imperial Ambers Iíve ever had. It reminded me a lot of Nugget Nectar. Itís got a lot of caramel malt, but the hops are definitely high enough to make their presence known. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Aroma is caramel malts, pine and fruit. The flavor is grapefruit, caramel/toffee, mild sweetness and a tangy/dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Growler from Charleston Beer Exchange on 03/12/2011 courtesy of BrewEngineer. Clear copper body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and resiny hop aroma. Big caramel, resiny hop and light citrus aroma with some dry grainy bitter in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/7/3/15 - 3.6 On tap at Coleman Public House on 02/25/2011. Clear deep amber body with ruby highlights. Medium frothy off-white head. Sweet floral and light resiny hop aroma. Sweet floral and resiny hop flavor with a smooth caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (361) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Poured from a bottle (without the fancy tin foil showed in the picture) into a 1970ís 6oz. Old Style glass. If I was in the pursuit of hoppiness that search ended on my floor where I just about ended up on after the first drink, it was a head shaker. Very thick and tasty, Iím learning to appreciate the flavor of the brewing process but I still donít taste any of the detailed stuff I read in previous reviews. Maybe I need to start chewing on tree bark or eating dirt so I have something to draw from, I dunno. All I can say is good is good and this is great, and after 4 bottles Iím in pursuit of pizza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Hazy yellowish color with a big white head. Sticky malts and some resinous hops. Citrus flavors, grassy...but a but messy and muddled.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle poured into a tulip. Murky caramel brown, stiff 2-finger khaki head. Timid aromas of woody, weedy hops, also strawberry chapstick and cheesy B.O. Tastes sweetish and earthy, with tart tomato and plastic and hairspray phenols. Lingering tannic bitterness. Strange palate- velcro tackiness tempered by buttery softness... sticky on the lips yet sandpapery dry and astringent on the tongue. Mild aftertaste suggests toffee and Jagermeister. Where the f##k are the hops? Tastes like one of those muddy "organic" beers made only with ingredients they can find in the parking lot dumspter, and that includes yeast. A failure in all respects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2072) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a hazy copper-amber into the glass, with a nice sustaining cap that leaves thick soapy lacing. The nose is of caramel, citrusy-melon fruits, pine, with a hint of grassy floral notes. The flavors are similar, splitting a strawberry-citrus and caramel-malty sweetness with dry biscuit and pine resin. The finish is of citrusy pine needles, biscuit flour and lightly toasted bitters which linger appropriately. With a substantive mouthfeel, the medium-full body integrates with a semi-active, oily palate to provide a smooth quaff to the pull. Balanced integration is one of this brewís best qualities. Superbly complex Impy Amber/Red!

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