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Super Going | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.17/5
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228 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aggressively dry hopped with new German aroma hops Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon; orange zest to boost. Lightly toasted white oak provides tannin's and mouthfeel. Assertively tart, with light sea salt appearing on the finish.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-31-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,963
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
228
pDev:
6.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
41
Trade:
2
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Photo of probert
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A large, airy foamy white head fills the glass most of the way while the body hazes up quite a bit to a nearly opaque orange due to lots of sediment in the bottle. By the way, what the hell is this marketing stating the beer has never been boiled? What is it, tea?

Smell is salty, crisp and orange-spiked lemon-lime with a faint hint of seaweed-infused soft cheese and light wood.

The orange adds a unique attribute to the Gose flavor range, brightening and sharpening it up a bit more than expected. Super Going also has a little more funk than normal, but not as much of the lactic variety, nor is it as salty as other Goses, but there's still a hint of ocean. Being aged on wood maybe adds a touch of complexity, but not much.

Body is moderate, with a light airy froth and a tangy, tingly finish. The thing is, the floating, thick, dark-colored chunks of yeast cake are a bit off-putting and make you feel like you need to dodge them when drinking, which affects the feel and overall experience.

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4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pronounced dry hops with a light, delicate and refreshing orange zest aroma and taste. Sour is present, but takes a back seat in this beer to the dryness and orange flavor, which are clearly meant to be the standouts here.

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Photo of ScubaLeon
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vandelizer
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StraightCs
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everything a Gose should be with orange for a bigger pucker factor. Nice, frothy head and a decidedly salty, sour flavor. Great summer beer.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a super cloudy light neon yellow color that looks a few shades darker than lemonade. The head is two fingers, dense, bubbly and slightly off white. Retention is better than most goses, but still doesn't last more than a minute or two. There are many thing rings of hanging lacing and also hundreds of tiny spots left on the glass. Absolutely beautiful beer.

Smell is very bright oranges. Both natural orange flavor along with orange hop flavor. Dancing in the background after the initial orange punch is oak, acidic tartness, and a touch of funk.

Taste is similar, but less bright than the smell. The flavors blend together nicely, but they just don't quite pop like I expected.

Feel is very light and undercarbonated with a very dry finish. The lack of carbonation is almost off putting which makes the beer seem watery and is probably the cause for the seemingly diluted flavor.

Overall this beer is good, but could be so much better. Every dry hopped sour I've had from Grimm has been absolutely superb, but this one falls short. The look and smell are excellent, but the lack of carbonation really kills this one for me.

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spruce, piney hops, citrus zest, juniper, hint of spicy hops, slight bacterial funk, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Gose. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, yeast, slight pine, spruce, hint of grass, hint of alcohol, hint of wheat, slight pale malt, and slight bacterial funk. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNPIII127
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Super Going from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 228 ratings
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