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BFF - Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-28-2014

This unfiltered ale is first wort-hopped, hop bursted, and double dry hopped with Falconer's Flight hops.

A 9% ABV tripel IPA, BFF (AKA bitchin’ falconer’s flight AKA best friends forever) is the 8th in our series of one-off seasonal beers. Made with five pounds per barrel of Falconer’s Flight and Centennial hops, this beer is Grimm’s first proper hop bomb: first-wort hopped, hop bursted, and double dry hopped for all you lupulus freaks. Of course that wasn’t enough, so we fermented it with the “clean” Orval yeast strain to put it over the top.
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by mrchrisray:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$9 and change for the bomber bottle at DeCicco's in Ardsley NY,

No freshness/bottling date info to be had

Classic look to this one, pours hazed medium apricot, and leaves an all star fine film, frothy collar and developed fields of sheeting.

Ripe fruit nose with some Belgian yeast

Simply delicious IPA/Triple from this newcomer/gypsy brewer. More ripe fruit, more dense , but smooth resiny hops notes, some pepper and fruity and nutty Belgian yeast notes all over the finish.

Nicely crafted and quite delicious....looking forward to trying a few of the other options from these folks....

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: medium amber with a slight haze, fat white foam top

S: dazzling citric and floral aromas carrying currents of fresh grain beneath

T: bursting with bright flowers and juicy citric elements - part grapefruit, lemon, and orange; malt base supports without taking anything away from the barrage of hop action

M: medium weight, ample carbonation, massive crisp bitterness

O: an epically-hopped American-ish tripel featuring Falconer's Flight hops - not to be missed.

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles that covered most of the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by a blend of different flavors from the hops—grapefruit, lemons and tropical fruits seem to stand out in particular. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Notes of alcohol are noticeable towards the finish but these are mostly replaced flavors of tropical fruits as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The blend of hops used in this beer creates interesting complexities in the smell and taste. This beer wasn't that difficult to drink considering its strength, but the initial tastes of alcohol before the beer warmed up were a little of a put off.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in an amber orange.

The aroma has tropical fruits of mangoes and peaches along with some green pine.

The flavor definitely tastes of a "triple" IPA. In the front of tropics and orange then onto that interesting Orval yeast. The finish is straight Falconer's Flight of green pine and leafy notes. Some bready malt and significanct sweetness.

A really well done high ABV hoppy beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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