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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
10 oz draft pours a hazy dark range color with a small white head. Aromas of pine, resin, citrus, with some sweet malt. Full bodied, very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
I was very excited about this beer, but it ended up being a a bit of a miss for me. Pours a brownish shade of orange. Failed to make any useful notes regarding scent. Taste seems to be a mix of IIPA and Strong Ale which just doesn’t blend well. This also causes palate issues, in that, is is thick and undercarbonated for a IIPA, and thin and overcarbonated for a Strong Ale. First beer I have had from Idaho, which is something. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
On tap the the Brick Store Sweet Sixteen Party. Amber color, with a big, foamy, beige head. The aroma is syrup, caramel, and a lot of juicy, citrusy, and resinous hops. The flavor is not as bitter as I expected. Instead, the strong bitterness is matched with sweetness, leaving a very mellow, delicious flavor. Very heavy body, smooth, velvety mouthfeel, and a warm finish. Overall, this is a stellar beer. Aggressive aroma up front, but the flavor is nearly perfect, and the mouthfeel is outstanding. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Thanks to iNBe. Herbally hops and caramelly maly work well together. Lovely reddish color. Big but not too syrupy thick. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3466) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some floral hoppiness coming off it up front, with some toasted malts coming secondarily. Taste is slightly bitter, but well-balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a deep hazy burgundy/red color with a foamy off white head. Definitely a malt forward beer on the aroma, somewhat darkish fruits,some caramel and lots of hoppy pine. Very smooth at first sip, slightly fruity notes up front, some bready malt, dark cherries, some caramel, and then the finish is like a creeping wave of bitter citrus and piney hops. Thought I was going to get something similar to a british style barleywine when I smelled it, but boy was I wrong. The malt and sweetness is cut nicely by tons of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pretty impressive strong ale from Grand Teton with a nice hop bite. Caramel, bread, hay and sweet honey prevail on the tongue, with a nice carbonation keeping it tasting fresh and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1076) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Easily one of the better imperial reds I've had. Nice ruby color. Has a great malty flavor characteristic of the style, with a hint of spice. Bitterness infuses the flavor but in a complementary and non-overbearing manner. Recommended! A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
A very hoppy ale. Has a distinct malty taste with a bitter finish little over rated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, dark, moderate to large frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Sweet biscutiy and candied citrus peel nose.   Smells like a cross between a Strong Ale and a Barley Wine.   Candied citrus peel and citrusy hops up front.   Smooth, decent malt backing.   Hoppy, but not biting.  Has a lovely hop aspect without being too bitter.   A true hoppy strong ale, bigger than you average IIPA but not quite in the barleywine territory.   A very nice smooth example of the style.   Decent balance, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Citrusy, hoppy without being biting, smooth, semi-sweet, citrusy, this is a real treat.   One of the better Grand Tetons I have had!

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