Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

Tonight I’m in Vermont with family. Lucky for you, I have Greg to cover the blogging duties for tonight. He’s drinking a beer I’ve heard a lot about, but haven’t tried myself. Greg….

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

Tonight I broke out Grand Teton’s Pursuit of Hoppiness. It is an imperial red and comes in a 750 ml bottle. The Pursuit of Hoppiness is part of Grand Teton’s Cellar Reserve series. Their “regular” beers aren’t available here in Massachusetts. I poured into a pint glass and got a great 3 finger head. The foam was a hazelnut color and hung around for a long time. When the foam (finally) subsided, the Pursuit left some excellent lacing on the glass. The beer was a deep red color with a surprising cloudiness to it. This beer smells great. I get malt and lemony hops on the nose. The Pursuit of Hoppiness smells more like a red ale than an IPA.

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

The first sip is very well balanced; malt up front followed by hops and some distinct bitterness at the end. The bitterness covers the alcohol and there is none of the sweetness that might be present in a beer that is 8.5% abv. I would rate this beer as very drinkable. I am very happy that it comes in a 750 ml bottle because I get to drink some more after I finish this glass. I am also afraid because this beer comes in a 750 ml bottle because I just might finish the whole thing tonight.

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

1 thought on “Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness”

  1. Thanks for the great review! Our Pursuit of Hoppiness is part of our Brewers’ Series not Cellar Reserve program. We brew this beer every year all year long unlike our Cellar Reserves which are one time brews only. Cheers!
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