Lambo Door
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #227
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Ranked #845
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 7.36%
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
524
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 01, 2022
Added:
Jul 15, 2015
Wants:
  162
Gots:
  139
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: Double IPA brewed with El Dorado + Simcoe + Citra.
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Rated: 4.34 by petewheeler from Maryland

Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a balanced tropical and citrus flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good NEIPA
Sep 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by aszatk01 from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Apr 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by timmy2b from New York

Nov 14, 2021
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Rated by timdrake from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
To me this is what a New England IPA should be. Love it!
Nov 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
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Rated by Jack_Tierney

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Hazy orange color. Sits at 8% but drinks much lower. Taste and smells of fruity goodness.
Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
2021-10-10
A pint from tap at the bar.

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a big creamy head. Smell is stone fruit, resin, and flowers.

Taste is leaning a bit toward boozy -- but tropical fruit, resin, and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium to thin with a very drying finish. Overall, very good beer.
Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I love Grimm’s offerings , both their IPAS and dark brews. Session IPAS can be a fickle lot. Some are good and some are lacking. I must say, this has to be one of the best session IPAS I’ve ever had. Great nose. Even better flavor. At 4.5 abv and a price of $17.99/4 pack it’s a grand slam!
Aug 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by gr0g from New Jersey

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by alwaysneipa from California

Jun 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I would have to call this a ludicrous amount of hops, but after some gingerly sips I admit it is quite drinkable. This seems to be the friendlier sort of cloudy IPA in spite of the hot alcohol. The appearance is even rather nice with the hazy but not murky amber brew and plenty of coarse foam. Lush and sudsy in the mouth. Crazy aroma of mango and every kind of citrus.

Flavors of dark grilled peach, dried papaya, and orange. This gets a little sharp as you sip, like too much candied orange peel, but it's not overwhelming. Well worth a try. From the 16 oz can purchased from the West Coast beer store. Dated 01/04/21 on the bottom.
Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I imagine the first time Sir Lancelot saw a fire breathing dragon he was like, “Oh snap...” And that’s how Raul feels after his first taste of this bad boy. Like, this thing is lit! It’s all kinds of tropical like Toucan Sam eating his lunch.

Awesome!
Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jan 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Jan 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts

Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
**
01/17/21

Can to snifter.

LOOK: Medium hazy, dark yellow, solid white head. Very good retention.

AROMA: grapefruit. Tangerine.

TASTE: citrus, veggie, hairspray.


Not bad. better than the session version I had awhile back, but still a touch tacky.

**
Jan 18, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 1-04-21.

A - Very hazy and borderline opaque, medium golden tan color with thick, soapy dense lacing.

S - Dank and juicy passion fruit, peach, peppery citrus rind, and mango.

T - Peach, mango, spicy / peppery citrus rind, tropical fruit, and some watermelon. Finishes on the tropical fruit sweeter side. Nice lingering watermelon, light citrus rind and peppery spice. Nice lingering pulpy citrus and peppery spice that builds throughout the beer.

M - Thick and a little chewy mouthfeel with a dry finish, it "sucks the spit off" your tongue.

O - Recommended if you haven't tried it.
Jan 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Holly1215 from Massachusetts

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Juicy, not quite as thick as some NEIPAs but I am really enjoying that with this one. Light bitterness at the end. Great grapefruit character, maybe the best I can remember from a NE IPA.
Nov 18, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy orange with soft, creamy head.

Smell is juicy and bright with notes of peach, peach candy, passionfruit, citrus and honeydew melon.

Taste is juicy, bright and tropical, with notes of peach, gummy candy, citrus, melon, papaya and a soft bitterness. Very well balanced, with a distinct Grimmness.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy, but still fairly light, with good carbonation.

Overall, a superb DIPA, everything I hoped it would be.
Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Aug 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by MJSFS from Florida

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can from Consumers Beverage. Hazy orange golden body with an off-white rocky head. Citrusy aroma, lemons and oranges. Taste offers more citrusy flavors and some light lacto sweetness. Smooth, light tangy bitterness.
Aug 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.45 by untitledeuphoria from New York

Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Ah, one of Grimm's first DIPAs and one of the first beers I went to a tap takeover specifically to try is now available in cans in New England! For a while, I've been confused about why Grimm doesn't seem to want to distribute their canned IPA offerings in my neck of the woods despite releasing stuff such as Lithos. Guess that may be slowly changing, though I would still love to try Tesseract or Afterimage in a fresh can format. Beggars can't be choosers, however, and I feel very lucky to have access to this beer in any case.

Lambo Door pours a hazy but not overly-cloudy golden yellow color with a generous dollop of foam sitting on top for several minutes before it settles down to a half-finger, leaving behind incredibly consistent lacing. It's just a consistent sheet, and with pretty good legs to boot this has to be one of the best looking DIPAs I've had in recent memory. Of course I don't recall what it looked like when I had it on tap years ago (I think at Tip Tap Room in Boston during a one-night Grimm takeover?), but it's definitely got a great appearance.

The nose is somewhere between tropical, dank, and gummi candy with a core of intense resin followed by notes of bright citrus (tangerine, pomelo, and lighter notes of lemon) and fresh papaya juice with some mango and passion fruit as well. Maybe a lychee aspect along with some unique tannins... there's a lot going on. Blueberry, raspberry, and grapefruit with a hint of the ABV. The combo of El Dorado, Citra, and Simcoe is ridiculously potent here.

First sip is nice and juicy with flavors ranging from papaya to mango with a hint of citrusy pithiness and light bitterness in the finish. Some light stone and orchard fruit flavors cover the mid-palate and provide some complexity. The finish relies on Simcoe to really push big bitter and piney elements that transition out from the softer middle, and Grimm really achieves a great thing here with that approach. This is hefty and super juicy/fruity but has a great back-end that carries a lot of good flavors and an actual "IPA" type bitterness without ruining the soft suppleness built up throughout each sip. Feel is mostly soft and creamy with a slight prickling of carbonation and a touch of syrupy sweetness right before the bitter hit at the end. It's just a very well-crafted DIPA that should impress old school hoppy pale fans and new school hazy people alike. If I remember correctly, this kinda came out before NEIPAs were a thing and it still feels like a new beer that was a bit ahead of its time. If I were you, I'd seek it out... yes, you will pay a premium. Yes, it will be worth it. Trust me.
Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2020
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