Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #54
Ranked #519
4.4 | pDev: 6.59%
Apr 28, 2023
Feb 02, 2015
Notes: We punched up our favorite DIPA with an extra dose of mosaic cryo hops. More lupulin oil and less vegetative matter delivers an even fruitier and smoother hop experience.
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Rated: 4.65 by pantz9 from Massachusetts

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Kind of a drab yellowy straw color but a good head. Citrus and herbal aromas and flavors, with some tropical fruit. Unlike many similar double hazies the herbal note both highlights the fruity notes and keeps them from being monotonous. Medium bitterness on the back. Depth to the flavor. Nice thick and creamy feel.
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by caryjw

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by JHeard79 from North Carolina

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.91/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a light orange, fizzy 1" white head that settles out quickly, solid lacing. Lots of chunks and suspended sediment. Nose is pineapple, cooked tropical fruit, cantaloupe, spent grain, light hairspray. Taste is brighter than the aroma - almost creamy tropical fruit (mango), cantaloupe, as well as some light alcohol spice. A mild amount of bitterness on the finish, but some trace allium notes as well. Light carbonation and a creamy, full mouthfeel.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Yep it’s that good. This is one tasty brew. First time for me and I am wondering what took me so long. Can’t 8/8/22 consumed nine 1922 so nice and fresh.

I get sweetness and Melon and some peach on the nose. But then the taste is really different. Much more tart much bigger bitterness on the finish. Just hints of some of the melon and peach and cantaloupe. But dominated by some serious and tasty bitterness. Mouthfeel Is very smooth
Sep 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by xungmound98 from New York

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 5 by UngerWoo from Vermont

Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Curt3 from New Jersey

May 13, 2022
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Rated by jonesdouge from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Best Grimm and I've had a bunch of them. The mouth feel is just tremendous, it has a razor sharp focus on the palate. World class NEIPA.
May 12, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by InfernoBoss from California

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 20, 2021
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Rated by NearlyAboveAverage

4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
One of my all time favorites. Honestly - I would hydrate with this instead of water if the universe allowed. One of the best IPAs I've ever had.
Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 15, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Legit smooth and juicy NEIPA. Hazy bright gold in the glass, nice white foamy head that hugs the glass as it dissipates. Mouthfeel is smooth, and with ample fruit flavor, a bit chewy. With a nice blend of citrus with sweeter tropical fruit flavor, you half expect pulp in every sip. Another Mosaic and Citra marriage made in heaven.
Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 6/23/2021 so 11 days old when reviewed. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a lazy, nearly opaque, bright tangerine color with a huge, foamy, bright white head and thick, soapy lacing. The smell is bold with tangerine, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and sweet floral hops. The taste opens with a blast of citrus blending tart lemon and grapefruit with sweeter pineapple, tangerine, and a hint of ripe cantaloupe. At mid-palate there are notes of pine needles, bubblegum, and grass. The Citra and Mosaic hops, always a great combination, really shine, and the Falconers Flight hops compliment then well. It finishes with a clean bitterness that appeases a hop lover without overpowering. This ale has a moderate mouth feel with a pleasant level of carbonation, and it's easily drinkable at 8% ABV. Tesseract is a DIPA I've been wanted to try for years and it didn't disappoint. It's so basic in its construct but highly flavorful and drinkable. It merits its World-Class rating.
Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by SudsDoctor from New York

4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is the third IPA I’ve had from Grimm (After Image and Lambo Door the others) and all have been excellent. But this may well be my favorite of the three. Like the eponymous space stone vessel from the MCU, this one is transporting. :wink: Pour reveals a golden, translucent liquid topped by an ample 3-4 finger head that slowly settles. Color is within range for the style and pedestrian, while the head is better than most. Massive pineapple/guava on the nose and palate, with some underlying notes of pale stone fruit on the latter as well. Smoothly creamy mouthfeel, but with enough bite to keep it from becoming insipid.
Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can dated 2/2/21.
Big hoppy, juicy IIPA here.
Lots of citrus, tropical fruits and dank resin qualities. Slick feel and strong flavors, punchy and sharp.
Very tasty, glad I picked this one up!
Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can to tulip glass.

LOOK: mostly clear medium yellow color; hint of haze. frothy white head fades quick. OK retention. Head comes back, but with much less magnitude.

AROMA: grapefruit, some hay,

TASTE: grapefruit, lemon peel, hay, white grape-pinot grigio, little bit of peach. Some late ash.

FEEL: pretty light bodied, with somewhat of a kick. Nice small bubble carbonation and sharp feel that approaches astringency, but stops short of anything negative.

Initially underwhelmed, but it rallied a bit. I'd still put it below Splish, but it's close. I also may have overrated Splish, but I will revisit some day if possible.

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by mblack62 from New Jersey

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.78 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by DudMan from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Bwag from New York

Dec 31, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by florisj135 from Virginia

Dec 18, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by hops_for_thought from New York

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can (30Oct2020) into a Teku

L: pours a turbid yellow orange with a very thick white head. Not quite “clear” but certainly not the hazy/milky/creamy NEIPA look. As the head fades leaves chunky lacing, dissipates to minimal bubbles on the surface of the beer. Bit of soapy lacing left with each sip

S: fantastic gummy tropical fruit aroma with a nice bit of contrasting bitterness and earthiness as well. Get pineapple, papaya, melon, peach, some citrusy tangerine. Piney character as well, along with the berry medley I find with Mosaic. There’s a nice dank note under the fruit notes providing some welcome depth, perhaps tie that back to the piney character I noted

T: follows the nose well, great mix of fruit with a bit more bite and piney character than the standard NEIPAs of late. Nice tangerine/grapefruit citrusy bitterness is there with a more earthy/piney flavor. Get some of that peach/papaya/melon on the swallow but it’s less apparent here than the nose, that gummy nature present at first but then falling prey to the more bitter/earthy notes. Moves nicely into a medium-long finish, silly how drinkable it is

F: medium carbonation, medium/medium- body, quite light, very drinkable, slightly drying especially a minute or so post swallow

O: a really great DIPA that presents some nice earthiness that’s somewhat hard to find (unless it’s a negative like hop burn). Incredibly drinkable, there’s something I can’t quite put my finger on that I find it lacking - perhaps a bit more body? Splitting hairs, it’s great
Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
With Mosaic, Citra and Falconer Flight hops.
The aroma broadens with warming- floral, interesting citrus.
Taste: Very distinctive fruit- citrus, tropical fruit, but in a different blend than other DIPAs
Not very hoppy. Excellent DIPA.
Nov 18, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Orny18 from New York

Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by jdow117 from Ohio

Nov 11, 2020
Tesseract from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 630 ratings