Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale is brewed to showcase the brash beauty of American hops: Bravo, Chinook, and Columbus at 100 International Bitterness Units (IBU). The hops grown in the United States are considered to be some of the best in the world. Compared to their more traditionally subdued, elegant European counterparts, American hops are bold, bright, piney and zesty. This ale is brewed with Idaho 2-Row pale malted barley and German specialty malts to provide a rich, slightly caramel flavor and bold reddish color. At 18.5 degrees Plato starting gravity and about 8.5% alcohol by volume, this thick and warming beer is to be shared and savored.
A wonderful beer with food, Pursuit of Hoppiness' slightly sweet, caramel flavors complement any grilled meat, chicken, or barbecue salmon. It is great with pizza, robust pasta dishes, or roasted root vegetables. The spicy, citrusy hops play nicely with apricots and creamy Camembert cheese, mango sorbet or almond mascarpone.