Lambo Door
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #137
ABV:
8%
Score:
97
Ranked #499
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.31%
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
624
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Notes: Double IPA brewed with El Dorado + Simcoe + Citra.
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
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
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stevoj from Idaho

4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
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
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
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
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CraftConsumer_97 from New York

4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | 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 well 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.

Oct 20, 2019
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aleigator from Germany

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.

May 01, 2019
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Mosubu from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 18, 2019
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metter98 from New York

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

Apr 15, 2019
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mflevy from New York

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.

Aug 03, 2018
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jykleo from New York

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.

Jul 27, 2018
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EMH73 from New York

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.

Jan 31, 2018
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yossle from New York

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.

Jan 24, 2018
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gniv from New York

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.

Jan 15, 2018
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Hoppy_Time from Maine

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.

May 05, 2017
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Gajo74 from New York

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!

Apr 03, 2017
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

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%

Mar 30, 2017
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rabbott2 from Illinois

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.

Mar 14, 2017
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CayseyW from Connecticut

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."

Mar 08, 2017
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

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!

Mar 03, 2017
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

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.

Mar 01, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

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.

Feb 26, 2017
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craftaholic from New York

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

Feb 25, 2017
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dgmirelli from New York

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.

Feb 24, 2017
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fmccormi from California

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.

Feb 22, 2017
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Glutens from New York

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.

Feb 06, 2017
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DrederickTatum from New Jersey

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.

Dec 30, 2016
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