Lambo Door
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #49
ABV:
8%
Score:
97
Ranked #494
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.53%
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
613
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Notes: Double IPA brewed with El Dorado + Simcoe + Citra.
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Photo of CraftConsumer_97
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Taste leads with a pleasant array of juicy fruits, with a hint of lime and an underlying grassy flavor taking hold after your first few sips. While I'd properly characterize this as a New Englad IPA, it borders on being an east coast-west coast hybrid IPA. The zesty, bitter portion of the hops assimilate quite qell with the honey-like sweetness and malty backbone, creating a unique spectrum of flavor; a flavor spectrum that dynamically progresses as you get towards the bottom of the beer. Lambo Door is world class to be sure.

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Photo of aleigator
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, saturated yellow with a medium sized head.

Offers an intriguing mix of fruits, herbs and an extra layer of papaya and blueberries on top. Quite complex on the nose, this one produces a profound exotic fruitiness.

Has a lower carbonation with just a late spark of effervescence and a smooth mouthfeel to it.

Tastes of an immediate fruitiness, coating the tongue with fresh cut limes, grapefruits and papaya, complimented by blueberries and a light leafy quality. The beer produces a pleasant bitterness then with the lemons growing more profound, still perfectly alligned with all other flavors. Finishes with a mellowing white bread dough note among a slightly sweeter fruitiness, still relying successfully on an exotic selection, enriched by herbs.

This is a winner, due the beer‘s fantastic balance and complexity. Its mouthfeel is also a highlight, showcasing a fantastic creaminess throughout.

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Photo of Mosubu
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Grog in Newburyport MA. Pours a nice hazy yellow, just the right amount of dank, starts bright, finishes smooth. No hint this has a pant load of alcohol. Another keeper from Grimm.

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Photo of metter98
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving lots of specks of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lychee fruit and pears are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate to strong flavors of lychee fruit and pears along with hints of stone fruit. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice aromas and flavors of tropical and orchard fruits. This beer is exceptionally drinkable considering its strength as no alcohol is perceptible in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of mflevy
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid ipa. Not too hazy with a nice orange color. Just the right amount of bite with the hops. It’s juicy with a little bit of sweetness to it. Poured from a can- not too much carbonation but just enough.

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Photo of jykleo
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

(7/27)
A growler @Half time(NY)
Tropical aroma first.
Quite good of the dance of Citrus, Hops and molts.
Body is slightly heavy side.
Quite enjoyable IPA.
(8/3)
2nd report.
From same Tap.
IPAs are very difficult to say.
Today, same store, same Tap but ...
Today's tap was not so great.
Taste balance which said above changes drastically.
Muddy, mid heavy, not clean, how can I say,,,,,.
I have learned that canned or bottled date (Freshness) influence the taste a lot.

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Photo of EMH73
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a well retained two inch white head that lingered for a decent amount of time and left a fair amount of lacing. Smells like a tropical fruit punch. Tastes of mango, peach, papaya, apricot, orange, and a hint of orange peel. Medium bodied and carbonated, minimal bitterness and a creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of yossle
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a hazy golden orange, although not quite as bright as other NEIPA's, with a nice head that dissipates quickly.

Smell - The smell jumps right out of the glass. Strong aroma of sweet, tropical fruits.

Taste - The taste follows the smell with strong flavors of papaya and strawberry as well as peach, mango and surprisingly, Starbursts. Very little alcohol coming through, and almost no bitterness. Although maybe a little sweet.

Feel - Light carbonation and a medium body.

Overall - A really nice beer that is pretty light and bright for a DIPA. Not mind blowing, but certainly enjoyable and well worth seeking out again.

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Photo of gniv
3.18/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looking great, smelling great, tasting not-so-great. Syrupy, probably due to lot of unfermented sugars (that do a good job covering the 8% alcohol). And I'm not a fan of this hop combination... the Simcoe is too strong.

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger head which slowly reduces to a film, ample lacing.

Aromas of big ripe peach, apricot, candied orange, slightly floral and grassy.

Taste primarily follows the nose obvious peach and orange dominance. The floral character is more pronounced and there are some zippy yeast flavors lending a little fruity bubble gum. Light grapefruit bitterness.

Medium bodied, nice carbonation, dry.

A tasty New England style IPA, big on peach which isn't my favorite, but it's still tasty, and I think a lot of the fruitiness is from the yeast strain used here, it's almost saison like in its yeast esters.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Dive Bar, NYC.
It pours a golden color with a nice creamy head that leaves plenty of lacing.
The nose is a bouquet of citrus, tropical fruit and herbal dank.
The taste closely mirrors the aroma; plump and juicy with a strong pint, herbal and grassy hops bittering. The malt backbone adds caramel, honey as well as a persistent sweetness that is not cloying due to the balancing nature of the hops. The hops are prominent but not overwhelming. Medium bodied and easy to put away.
This was very typical of a DIPA in that it carried all the elements of the style. A good mix of east coast and west coast. Simple, understated, even elegant. I give it high scores because it is such a solid and unpretentious DIPA that doesn't try to be anything else. It's also delicious!

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Photo of gcamparone
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter.

Pours a hazy orange yellow body with a two finger head that reduces to a layer of foam and leaves heavy lacing.

Grassy, dank, resinous, herbal, floral aroma, citrus and grapefruit. On the tongue is grapefruit and citrus with a sweet malty aftertaste. Not bitter. Medium body with low carbonation.

Overall a great IPA - crushable for 8%

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Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/3/17 can drank on 3/13/2017

Look - Hazy bright gold with a creamy white head and nice lacing...hazy IPA for sure
Smell - Tropical nose with hints of pine, pineapple, orange, tangerines, and some sweet malts....dank too
Taste- Tropical juice, a little sweet, follows the nose
Feel - Soft, creamy, a little heavy but drinkable and a hint of booze
Overall - much more of the style I expected on this one over my first Grimm offering and it lives up to the hype. Would love this ultra fresh. May be comparable to "Haze" that way.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold ale with a creamy white head that leaves a generous lacing. Looks the part of a trendy DIPA.
S: Beautiful tropical nose with hints of pine and sweet malts, just a lovely hint of dank funk.
T: Tropical juice like whoa, but not sweet or cloying.
F: Soft and drinkable but with the perfect bitter punch I want.
O: First Grimm offering and I gotta say... it lives up to the hype. The price was a different story, but I totally "get it."

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious double IPA by Grimm. Nice and tropical with a subtle bitter finish. Kinda crushable. Very enjoyable. Glad to have finally gotten my hands on this one!

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2/7/17 canned date, first reaction on the nose was whoa! had a good share of tree house and trillium and this is right on par. Beautiful bright orange color. Super citrus, guava, and juicy nose, taste perfectly follows. nice subtle hop bite. great beer and def worth seeking out to try.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 2/07/17. Pours a very murky orange with a two plus finger sticky white head that coats the sides of the glass with thick layers of lace.

Smell is amazing guava, papaya, passion fruit, tangerine, mango, and some piney grapefruit rind.

Taste follows juicy as hell guava, papaya, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, and a little grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, mild carbonation but a little stick from all the wonderful fresh hops, not dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is as good as any of the North East DIPAs. Thanks @Rcruz9320 for this excellent beer.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hot damn is this juicy. Doesn't have the typical grassy note that doesn't go away. Nice citrus splash and go bite. Very happy to have and will seek out again

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow this should be up there as a rating as one of my faves, this was beautiful. hard to get could only buy a single can. murky with a magnificent light orange hue, smells of citrus abound, taste was fruity, tangy, complex with a low alcohol profile, proper carbonation makes the feel just right and this my friends is a winner.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 16oz can to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware, just the ideal glass if you ask me). This has a canning date of February 7, 2017 printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“CANNED ON 02/07/17 12:15:16”), making this can two weeks old to the day at the time of consumption. It’s been refrigerated for over 24 hours, and rolled around gently (as per instructions on the can) prior to pouring and drinking.

Appearance (4.5): This pours out about two and a half full fingers of fluffy, custard-colored foam capping a dense, foggy body that’s a deep orange-tan. The head dies down at a fairly average pace, leaving a think, unbroken, clumpy collar of lacing all around the glass and a rocky surface on top of the body.

Smell (4.75): A big, juicy bouquet of fruit aromas leap out of the can, leading with a nice mixture of passionfruit, sweet pineapple, overripe watermelon flesh, slightly musky papaya, bright limeade, and gooseberry. I really dig this, a whole goddamn lot. It’s got strongly grassy undertones and a nice, pale malt body that leaves the impression of warm, rustic bread with honey drizzled on top. The intersection of passionfruit funk, tart gooseberry, and grassy tones really comes out more as it warms.

Taste (4.5): Ohh, fuck yes. It leads with juicy passionfruit and bitter grassiness, underscored by mellow papaya and melon tones that blend with the smooth, bready malt body. Meanwhile, a lime zest bitterness takes hold and unravels into an expanding pithy-to-resinous bitterness that carries into the finish. At the back end of the palate, that bitterness lightens up to a bright limeade-like citrusy note that gently eases up and resolves into a nice, light, but lingering grassy flavor. The aforementioned resinous flavor masks (or quietly betrays) any alcohol heat here, but overall it’s pretty smooth in that regard. The mixture of brassy lime zest and underlying melon/papaya smoothness can come off similar to a sweet, sectioned citrus fruit like caracara oranges. Man, is this good. The malt shows a little more toward the back end of the palate, giving the impression of rustic white bread like a good boule or pain de campagne, but it melds so readily with the sweeter side of the hop profile. This shit is seriously my jam.

Mouthfeel (5.0): Grimm absolutely nailed it, here. The carbonation sweeps in with a rich, but not too thick volume of very fine-grained, just slightly tingly foam reaching all corners. It comes over the somewhat thicker than medium-weight body (but not “full” or “heavy,” at all), which feels creamy and smooth, in spite of the resinous, slightly boozy, drying hop oils. They lend a somewhat acidic, citrusy feel that manages to dry up that smooth, rich body to just the perfect degree, begging for the next sip without parching. It really encourages you to drink it way faster than you should, and it’s easy to forget that it’s 8% ABV.

Overall (4.5): This outstanding. Flavor-wise, it trends more toward Magnetic Compass and away from Lumen, in my opinion, and I personally prefer the character of NZ/Oz hop varieties in heavy late- or post-boil additions and dry-hopping. But the fruitiness of the American hops really rounds it out a bit, making it more of a crown pleaser in my mind, and the hazy, juicy approach really knocks it out of the park. The body, too, is so smooth and creamy and still so freaking drinkable that this beer has no business being 8% ABV. This beer is very, very highly recommended.

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Photo of Glutens
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I first had this gem in February 2016. Hazy juicy hoppy goodness. Smells of fruit. Possibly my favorite beer of all time. A must try for anyone that respects beer, although admittedly the Feb 16 batch far surpasses the late 2016 batch. Curious how the February 17 batch will taste.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank in February, reviewed from notes. Pours extremely murky with a ton of floaties. Smells of tropical fruit with a little grassiness. Taste is amazing! Like liquid peach rings with the perfect amount of grassy bitterness to even things out. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Amazing stuff. Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of Clay1000
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Earlier batch from February 2016 easily surpasses the latest. Relevant descriptions will be the latest. It's possible the production process has changed.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

for all the hype around this, i am not sure its my favorite ipa, even from grimm, who does the hoppy stuff really well, but man, i had anticipated being entirely wowed by this one, and while its a real tasty ipa, i dont think its anything unique from or superior to the rest of the east coast ipa making waves these days. enormously grateful for my buddy sharing it, but in the end it was just another (really good) ipa, far from the life changing experience i had it built up to be. clearer than some of its peers, with a bright orange glow to it and a lot of frothy white head. aroma here is citra driven with a little of the melon and citrus notes from the el dorado. i always find el dorado hops to taste a little sweet for whatever reason, and that sweetness element is in here too. the simcoe seems to be more in a bittering capacity, although there is a little of that piney complexion here too, citra leading the charge for me though, thats for sure. good juicy hop character throughout, plenty of cereal malt too, a very balanced ipa, and then a lot of hop bitterness on the back end. overall a great beer, but awfully conventional these days ya know? like, it just doesnt bring anything new to the table for me, and i was surprised at the flavor after reading all the hype. its great, the texture rules too, but its not quite so epic as everyone seems to say...

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Photo of Furlinator
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 09/12/16.

Pours like a murky glass of orange juice with a half-inch khaki head that remains as a thin film on top and leaves thick strands of lace. The smell is of tangerine with accents of peach, mango and pineapple. The taste follows with a pleasant blend of fruit juices. Full texture with medium carbonation. Refreshing and delicious.

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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 613 ratings