Psychokinesis
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #383
ABV:
5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,865
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.19%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
255
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 19, 2022
Added:
Jun 23, 2015
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  72
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Psychokinesis is a hoppy, tart American Wild ale fermented with a mixed culture of yeast and lactobacillus and conditioned on American white oak. Dry-hopped with Mosaic, El Dorado, and Jarrylo hops. This beer has never been boiled or filtered.
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Rated by Beers-es from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mosaic hops really come through, nice beer.
Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice frothy head and a great aromatic scent leads to a yummy sour taste ... Thanks to my groovy neighbor for hooking me up on this one... Find it and drink it
Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.55 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jan 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by SpaethJam from New York

Sep 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by mantistobogganmd from Minnesota

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Also had this at Lupulo before the Wheeler Walker Jr. concert. I think it was the second to last beer before we split.

Pours golden like the big boys adjunct lagers, wasn't expecting that degree of clarity here. 1/2" white head. Interesting, I know it isn't, but there was a neomexicanus and huell melon like hop notes of lemon, lime and honeydew melon. Funny, with all the dry hopping (Mosaic, El Dorado) that it came out quite different than those hops do in say their more ubiquitous style placement, ipa.

Taste was a milder sour and tartness than your average wild ale. Not super familiar with Grimm, I think I had one of their beers at Sour Sunday before, but I think that was it until this one. It does kind of drink like a sour ipa. There are some neat oak notes that even take on a light cedar wood aspect and contribute some dryness.

Didn't seem to be much in the way of a malt body to it, but that's fine especially if they were going for wild ipa here. I enjoyed it on tap, don't know if I would splurge on a bottle.
Jun 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice hazy light golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma had lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit and melon hints
The taste follows the nose with a nicely balanced lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit and melon flavor with a slight sourness
A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
A very well balanced American Wild Ale
Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by stella77artois from New York

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.66 by VeganUndead from Virginia

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled in January 2018, and poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, passionfruit, guava, lemon sherbet, with hints of orange.

Taste: Lightly tart and sour, tangy, unripe mango, passionfruit, lemon, guava, orange and orange rind with a touch of sweetness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed the aroma, but taste while having lots of fruit, were not of my favourite combination.
Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
L : Blonde, golden yellow.
S: Strong funky and hoppy odors that pop out from the bottle and continue until the drink.
T: Odd mix of very dry hops with sour notes.
F: Very light overall flavor unlike many other I've had. There aren't any notes but just light dry hops at the end.
O: Excellent "light" beer that fuses hops and sours together in a unique way.
Feb 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by npachl from Wisconsin

Feb 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Nunya from Ohio

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Dec 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by eddiefl from New York

Nov 29, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy yellow color with a thin head.
Aroma with notes of lemon, nectarines, diluted oranges and distant Yakult.
Tart Flavor with notes of pineapple juice, oranges, lactobacilus byproducts, lemon, white pepper, white wine and ginger.
Dry and acid aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Very original beer that jas some characteristics of a IPA and born a Sour with some lactic acidosis and citrus complexity. Oak is very subtle.
Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bomber from Ma and Pa's. Soft tasty sipper. Very nice balance between the hop bitterness and the lacto tart. Not but so nicely crafted that it almost seemed spontaneously fermented. Very pleasant sessionable beer that would go great with food. Nose is subtle with nice notes of the wood. Taste is a great mélange of the oak, dry hopping and the wild yeast. Definitely in the European farmhouse style just kicked up with our hops. Will definitely look to get more of this. Well done!
Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by ivyman from Massachusetts

May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dry-hopped sour ale. Mango, orange, melon, lemon, lime and pine. Lots of fruit flavor up front, tart mid-palate and mellows out at the end. Cracker malt. Light and bright. Lower carb. Bitter, citrus zest with a semi dry finish. Not bad.
May 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by joemochas from Florida

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Apr 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by KensWorld from Florida

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber poured into a teku glass

Clear yellow liquid crown Ned by a one finger white foam cap, settles to a white ring

Sour, tart lemon aroma, wheat, whiff of tropical fruit

Sour but not overbearing tartness, oak, grassiness

Medium sudsing, tart acidic finish

Good beer
Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a hazy straw yellow topped by a dense and rocky four finger white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with decent lacing
S: Smells of light tartness with some juicy citrus hop notes and a hint of oak. Slightly herbal on the nose as well.
T: Taste is tart up front wiht some light oak, nice crisp citrus notes, with some light lemony tartness, herbal notes come in toward the end as well. Hint of orange rind as well. Swallow is more lemony tartness, light oak, citrus rinds and grapefruit juice.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of things and is slightly watery. Carbonation is just below prickly while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and complexity despite the low ABV. Very enjoyable and well balanced between the hop notes and the sourness. Worth a try if you can find it.
Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2018. Pours fairly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big fairly tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of pepper, banana, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big fairly tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of pepper, banana, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness; light yeast spiciness and herbal/grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, white bread dough, light banana/funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness and bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent dry hopped sour/wind ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Mosaic, El Dorado, and Jarrylo hops. Balanced fruity/funky Brett/Lacto and juicy/dank citrus/tropical hops; with a nice wheat/pils malty backbone. A really enjoyable offering as expected.
Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by kwkdmk from Louisiana

Mar 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by Tim725 from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by nwhittin from Indiana

Feb 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by Eddiehop from Texas

Feb 18, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is hazy light pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour pears and tropical fruits—pineapples seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose.
T: The taste has a little sourness with flavors of pears, pineapples, and watermelon along with bits of oak in the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The Lactobacillus also contributes a faint amount of creaminess to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer seems to have more delicate aromas and flavors compared to most of Grimm's other offerings, but has some interesting complexities in the smell and taste. It is very easy to drink and even has some refreshing properties.

Serving type: bottle
Feb 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by ljbonadonna92 from Maryland

Feb 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by afroskully from New York

Feb 05, 2018
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