Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness Review

Grand Teton Brewing is a brewery based out of Idaho. Typically when I think of Idaho, the first thing that pops into my head is Napoleon Dynamite, not craft brewing. Nonetheless, I have had their Bitch Creek ESB and found it to be very good so we'll see how this is. This beer is called the "Pursuit of Hoppiness" and calls itself an Imperial Red Ale.

Pursuit of Hoppiness pours a dark hazy crimson color with some sticky lacing. The nose has some sweet malty, toffee & caramel notes backed up by some piney hops and yeasts. Flavor-wise, it has a pretty strong caramel flavor with a balanced mixture of piney hops, grapefruit, and yeast; The aftertaste is surprisingly dry considering how active the flavor itself is. The body is pretty heavy and the carbonation is pretty strong so you have to take your time with this one.

While I think that "Hoppiness" in it's name is a bit misleading, I still enjoyed this quite a bit! It strikes a good balance between it's malt and hop profile and the end result is a solid beer.

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness - 8/10

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