Cloudbusting | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.23/5
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221 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazy golden, juicy VT-style double IPA brewed with 100% New Zealand hops: Nelson Sauvin, Waimea, and Southern Cross. This beer is overflowing with luscious tropical fruit, berry, tangelo, and lemon aromatics. A creamy, lush mouthfeel softens the bitterness and highlights the fruit-forward New Zealand hops. A touch of rye in the grist enhances the overall complexity of the beer.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,474
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
221
pDev:
6.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
52
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of dudd
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lovindahops
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbw5009
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvillefan
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TripleSun
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Hazy tangerine color with a smudge of froth that leaves a glaze
S - Very juicy nose with stone fruits and a kind of candy-ness
T - Berries, mango, stone fruits, pineapple etc
F - Mouthfeel is different than I've tasted before. Almost nonexistent bitterness so maybe that's the reason why but still felt kind of "open". Not sure how to explain it.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Mudville9, NYC while on lunch break from jury duty.
Pours a hazy golden with an orange hue. A finger length high creamy foam head retains well. It eventually dissipates and leaves a ring film as well as sticky lacing. An alluring looking drink.
In the nose there is a tropical bouquet of mango, papaya and hints of pineapple. There is also a mix of berries and citrus fruit. Overall, the aroma is fruity with a hint of toasted bread. The aroma is pleasant yet understated in that it is not as fragrant or pungent as other IPAs.
The flavor is dominated by juicy fruitiness with a touch of malt sweetness. As with the aroma, I'm getting lots of tropical fruit, particularly, mango. This is accompanied by a moderate hops profile that emphasizes citrus. The hops presence increases gradually and gently, resulting in a grapefruit rind like finish that adds a touch of bitterness.
Perhaps the best attribute of this brew is the soft and smooth mouthfeel. It is medium bodied yet so light on its toes. The gentle carbonation further enhances this. The alcohol is undetectable, which further adds to the amazing drinkability, especially for a DIPA.
I thought this was a very good DIPA and only regret that it came in a puny 10oz serving. I would have ordered another if not for the fact that I had to go back to jury duty. Would love to try it in a can.

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Photo of Amalak
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stockatron
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBomb515
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bright apricot color, hazy, big white head and nice chunky lacing. Soft citrus aroma. Notes of citrus flesh, orange, tangerine, nectarine, light pine and some sweet roll. Hefty medium body, lush, soft, very drinkable and only lightly dry leaving almost no bitterness on the pallet. I'd have to say this was one of the best DIPAs I've had, flawed only by a weak aroma.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbrown
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of campfirebrew
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jwent91
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakley
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cloudbusting from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 221 ratings