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RATINGS: 288   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Draft. Amber pour, off-white head. Citrus, orange, some herbal/vegetable thing going on, and caramel malt. Its okay, but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Swing top bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color with a thick light orange-tinted head. Smelled of citrus liqueur, graham cracker, and toffee. Medium bodied and dry with mild bitterness. Nice citrus, pine, and toffee flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4181) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 1, 2010
1L bottle dated Sept 17 2009 from Enniskillen and BevMo Salinas. Nose of toffee, floral hops, a little pine, and raisins. Very malty yet hoppy. Cloudy copper with a big, glass lacing beige head. Flavor is moderately bitter, fruity with caramel maltiness. Quite decent hoppy ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (5060) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Copper color with a medium head. Very light orange aroma. Some cooked vegetables in the flavor. Sickly sweet caramel. Not much bitterness at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (10143) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
Enormous bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet, some peachy fruit, marmalade, and caramel. Something bordering on plastic as well (Parksy thought it was alcohol-- fusels maybe?). sweet sticky palate, with more fruity hops hinted at in the aroma. Disappointing bitterness. There is no way that I believe this is 100 IBUs. Anyway, this just didnt come together in the end, especially for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Aroma - very malt forward, tons of caramel with piney/citrusy hops floating around in the background.

Appearance - hazy copper body, off-white 1" cap, quick dissipation

Taste - seemes on the brewed tea side of things with some with some spicy/caramel malt combo being helped out by the obvious addition of piney hops. Overall - reminded me of a really small barleywine in many ways. Not bad, but far, far overpriced for what is charged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. nose is heavy with piney hops, citrus notes, and caramel. nice on the palate, flavor is not as piney or as hoppy as i was hopping for but, the flavor is nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 30, 2010
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear amber color/ beige head. Big pine sap, grassy, tea leaf hoppy aromas with sharp caramel. Sharp caramel flavor with an over steeped tea leaf astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(1L swing-top bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, grass, cherry, and herbs. Flavor of caramel, some roasted malt, earth, citrus, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
on tap at papago 3/4/10. dark hazy copper tinted reddish-brown with a lasting tan head and loads of drippy lacing. nice aroma of mellow resinous pine, grapefruit/citrus candy, caramel, browned sugar and spicy earthy hops. the flavor is dirty and full of dirty hoppy dryness... spiciness, citrus, caramel, grass, pine and a lightly bitter finish make up the rest. it is a touch too sweet for what id ideally like but, man are there a bunch of fresh delicious hops in here. the creamy medium-full body is softly carbonated yet kept crisp. 7/4/7/3/16/3.7

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