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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
This truly one of the best beers I have ever tasted. It is for sure one of a kind. I cant wait to try their. Other beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Aroma is fabulous. The description on the label perfectly. Beautiful looking beer with billowy head and lace. rich redness comes through. Ever so slight smokiness in the flavor with caramel and hops. Toasty, malty and grainy which is really satisfying. Bitter dry aftertaste. Bitter grain woody finish. Really really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerdrinker79 (2183) - Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 33.8 oz. bottle- pours reddish with a 1.5 inch head, good lacing. Tastes obviously of hops, but what I was impressed with was the spicy finish this beer imparts after the swallow. I loved this beer, I think this is the highest beer Ive rated so far, ermglicht ein prost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - APR 12, 2011
Strong nose, a bit sharp but I guess thats wha happens at 100ibus. beautiful red with rocky head that lasts. taste is hop forward but then amazingly smooth and sweet on the finish palate is smooth overall a very good offering nicely blending the strong hops with a smooth red

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (9164) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap @ Vine Street Brewpub 3/30/11. This brew rocked my socks. I had no idea the IBU was that big, but its the tamest and most approachable 100 IBU I ever did see. Reddish orange with a big creamy ivory head that lasted throughout the whole serving. Aroma of a big hoppy dream--light pine, heavy flowery and grapefruity hops, some light caramel sweetness throughout. Taste was a big hop bomb, but it was so balanced and mellow that it was exquisite and perplexing and magnificent to a stout lover like me. Biscuity and caramel malts provided the backbone to a controlled bitter grapefruit citrus, almost floral grassy hop assault. Very big yet even and balanced. A fantastic brew, would love to have it again!

   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 Ive ever had. It reminded me a lot of Nugget Nectar. Its got a lot of caramel malt, but the hops are definitely high enough to make their presence known. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (6234) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (412) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Drank this one out of the bottle. Smell of wet grass and bare grains. Smell is earthy, uplifting and sweet in some way. Taste is greatly hoppy, but not the bitterness usually associated with that. Very bitter but in a warm, homey way. Really, really good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2011
What a splendid drinking experience! A Simcoe symphony greeted my sinuses upon opening of the bottle, and the mildly cloudy and golden appearance were a prelude to a wonderful ten minutes of hop seduction... nicely organized head too. A sweet and caramel taste balanced nicely with the heavy hops, and I sensed a slightly earthy element on the back end. Worth every penny and Ill be back for more....A+.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (2047) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
On tap at Winter Park Beer Fest 11. Terrifically aromatic hops on a big full bodied amber beer. Mouthfilling and carries the body alcohol well. Very balanced and well rounded. Some dried dark fruit notes on a long finish.

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