Monday, November 11, 2013
Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale
Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale, Bottle Conditioned Beer. IBUs 100, 14 deg. Lovibond. OG 18.5 deg P. Alc. 8.5 % by Vol. Bottled on 8/13/13
Highly hazed, mostly murky, dark red coloring, with a slim head.
Aroma: Pine and citrus hoppiness paced equally with massive malt. Clearly, this Idaho brewery does not do things the west coast way, for all of their beers that I've tried yet so far have been well-balanced and boast hops and bitterness, but not at the expense of malt body.
Taste: Just like the APA from them that I just tried, this big, fat, hoppy wonder widens with time once again. It unfolds like flower with hoppy bitterness, and in time I find it's like an explosion than a flowering. Mmm. Yum. Full bodied, fruity malt and bright, piney hops make a wonderful marriage.
I'm getting a handle on this Grand Teton brewery. English-style all the way, bold but balanced. This one is big, loud and tasty, but not out-of-bounds. Yu-um.