Rainbow Dome | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.17/5
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339 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American wild/sour ale brewed with apricots, dry hopped with El Dorado, Columbus, and Cascade, and conditioned on oak.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,855
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
339
pDev:
6.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
56
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of egrandfield
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. Didn't taste as strong as it was pungent. Maybe a good girls' drink. Tastes like a cider.

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Photo of EMH73
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a half inch off white head that dissipated pretty quickly and left blotches of lacing. Smell is tropical and citrus fruits with a bit of funk. Taste is mildly sour(expected it to be far more sour or tart), apricots, tangerines, grapes, light oak, and a hint of pepper. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, sticky mouth feel.

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First and foremost, let’s start with the appearance - because looks are everything, ammaright? And this thing glows a beautiful golden hue like Kate Moss in her prime. Taste is, well, interesting like Kate’s career as she entered her 30’s. Like Kate’s frame after a bender of cigarettes and Red Stripe, it’s a bit thin. As far as taste goes, along with that lightness, it’s not as tart and puckering as the Raul man would like; it’s a bit dry, and it’s also just a bit ‘off.’ At $13.99 for a bomber of Berliner, Raul finds that too pricey. So when he saw a bomber of Wild Ale for $13.99, well, he got what he paid for.

Like the Yankees during the 80’s, meh.

*edit I should really finish the entire beer before i review it... as it warms, it improves. But it’s still not a fav

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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 CavemanRamblin
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rainbow Dome is hip teen slang for homosexual oral sex.

Very dense, hazy yellow pour. Kinda like a witbier, maybe. Not much to look at.

Smells delightful. East coast yeast, light white pepper, fruity, dry, just a bit of sour funk.

Tastes good. Maybe a bit less assertive than what I was hoping, considering its price, but still good. Lactic fruit up front, moving into actual fruit in the middle, ending like a medium-hopped wit. Very dry finish with some sour nodes lingering about on the back, back end.

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Photo of Delli555
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Better than most beers out there, but not in top 50% best out of the sour Grimms I have tried. I think the apricot taste is just not my preference for the feature fruit flavor profile I like a good sour. Overall good beer if you like a true American wild ale.

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mblack62
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange pour with a small white head. Sour stone fruit aroma. Taste is tart with an underlying bitterness. Apricot comes through really nicely. Can also taste some other tropical/citrus fruit flavors…orange, mango, papaya.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from 16oz tulip glass. Bottled during January of 2018.

Notes on the bottle: Best served at 40-45 Fahrenheit. Best served in tulip or wine glass. Keep refrigerated, and drink fresh.
This beer is 5.4 ABV.

Look: 4.0
Nice translucent yellow color, very vibrant. Hazy a slight hazed or unfiltered look. I achieved about 1 & 1/2 fingers worth of head on a slow pour. No lacing left in glass.

Smell: 3.75
I pick up on tangerine, pear, papaya, and apricot (though I know there is apricot since it says on the bottle). Some peach, lemon and grapefruit also present. The thing that is off putting is the hop aroma, which combined with the things noted above, I don't find all that appealing. As I get a big nose on the beer, I can pick up on some oak smells.

Taste: 3.75
I appreciate that this beer is more sour rather than tart. The apricot is actually detectible, couple with a pear and tangerine presence. The dry hopping adds a nice addition to the taste. It isn't necessarily bad, it just isn't up to par compared to other Grimm offerings I have had.

Feel: 4.0
Light and crisp, with a medium feeling body. Carbonation seems moderate to high, bordering more on the high side. It coats your tongue, and leaves a residual sticky residue.

Overall: 4.0
This is an easy drinking offering, but not my favorite from Grimm. I wish I could pick up a little more oak character on the taste, but it isn't a deal breaker. For 5.4ABV, its light and east to drink, but hard to justify being a little more on the pricey side. As always, I am thankful to have tried this beer. Cheers!

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Photo of Nunya
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is rather hazy light yellow in color and poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a small patch of bubbles on the surface in the center of the glass.
S: Sour aromas of pears and apricots are present in the nose.
T: The taste follow the smell and is quite sour, but the apricot flavors stand out in front of those of the pears and there are some additional notes of grapefruit.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice balance between the sourness and fruity flavors of apricots and pears. It is very easy to drink, but pleasant to sip and savor.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ER527
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGent
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber into a teku glass.
L: A beautiful golden/yellow with a ton of fluffy head.
S: Earthy, light musky funk with apricot & orange there on the nose the whole time. Really dig the smell on this beer.
T: Sour/tart but the earthy hops and oak to offset that. The apricot/orange comes in at the end but isn't as strong as it is on the nose.
M: Light and a little too carbonated for me, though it fits well with this flavor.
O: Really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Rainbow Dome from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 339 ratings