Cloudbusting
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #751
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,581
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 6.38%
Ratings:
226
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 12, 2020
Added:
May 06, 2015
Wants:
  61
Gots:
  52
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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4.22 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2020
 
4.08 by JLapadura from New York on May 03, 2019
 
4.25 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on May 01, 2019
 
4.43 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina on Jan 06, 2019
 
4.16 by mojuyt from Massachusetts on Dec 18, 2018
 
4.21 by dudd from New York on Apr 30, 2018
 
4.28 by lovindahops from New York on Apr 06, 2018
 
4.43 by Jeromedepot from New York on Jul 19, 2017
 
4.75 by gbw5009 from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2017
 
4.27 by jvillefan from California on Jul 11, 2017
 
4.5 by Jcooper0027 from Massachusetts on Jun 22, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by TripleSun from Virginia

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.

Jun 10, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Gajo74 from New York

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.

Jun 08, 2017
 
4.19 by Amalak from New York on Jun 01, 2017
 
4.29 by Ohiovania from Ohio on May 31, 2017
 
3.95 by Stockatron from Australia on May 26, 2017
 
4.48 by SpinSamzo from New York on May 21, 2017
 
4 by broadway848 from New York on May 20, 2017
 
3.98 by BubbleBobble from New York on May 20, 2017
 
4.08 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Mar 24, 2017
 
4.56 by Khaack from New York on Mar 23, 2017
 
4.47 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Sep 15, 2016
 
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Sep 14, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

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.

Sep 11, 2016
 
4.79 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON) on Aug 23, 2016
 
4.04 by kbrown from Ohio on Aug 14, 2016
 
4.14 by campfirebrew from New York on Aug 11, 2016
 
3.77 by jwent91 from Connecticut on Aug 07, 2016
 
4.23 by Oakley from North Carolina on Aug 05, 2016
 
4.19 by edthehead from New York on Aug 04, 2016
 
3.54 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York on Aug 04, 2016
 
4.38 by bcrossan from North Carolina on Aug 02, 2016
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mantooth from North Carolina

Poured into a snifter at Salud! in Charlotte, NC. Pours hazy orange with a nice billowy head. The nose & taste are citrus, citrus & more citrus - fresh berries and lemons abound. The alcohol is well hidden. This is a damn good DIPA. Snag a glass and see what you think. Cheers!

Aug 01, 2016
 
4.38 by stevehagy from New York on Jul 30, 2016
 
4 by A-Sox from Rhode Island on Jul 29, 2016
 
4.5 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Jul 29, 2016
 
4.29 by ScottyTheBeerGuy from New York on Jul 28, 2016
 
4.62 by Jlapp14 from Connecticut on Jul 27, 2016
 
4.46 by JNPIII127 from New York on Jul 26, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by mdfb79 from New York

#3

Overall a really good DIPA but I actually preferred Catch Wave. Nice citrus hops, tropical fruits, lightly bitter bite in the taste. Strong but not too bad; very good.

Jul 25, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 226 ratings