Grimm Artisanal Ales

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IPA - New England
Ranked #96
Ranked #381
4.42 | pDev: 6.79%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Notes: Juicy, Hazy orange, soft carbonation, plush fruity aromas. Immense mango, marmalade, pine, honeysuckle, and lemon flavors. Smack dab in between Lambo and Tesseract on the sweet-to-dry spectrum. Just a hint of bitterness.
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gr0g from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong mango/pineapple notes in the aroma. Just a bit of sweetness upfront, but it’s pretty dry for a DIPA overall. Some pithy bitterness and stone fruit.

Sep 03, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange color. A moderate layer of film quickly dissipates.

The nose is plush with tropical and citrus fruit, and dank and pungent herbal spices. Aromas of mango, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, orange, grapefruit and lime. Resiny and herbal aromas evoke notes of pine sap, honeysuckle and verbena.

A firm biscuity and bready malt backbone supports a hops burst of juicy tropical fruit, bright citrus and resiny spices. Flavors of mango, passion fruit, pineapple, peach, melon, grapefruit, orange and lime. Peppery, resiny and herbal notes evoke notes of grass, verbena and pine, as well as a touch of alcohol spice. There is moderate to assertive bitterness that adds balance.

Medium to full bodied with a mostly smooth mouthfeel. The finish is dry with a gentle hops burn. The carbonation is moderate.

Very nice DIPA full of interesting hops flavors. I would have again.

Aug 22, 2021
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ChiefRobot from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can has little no head. Lite tiny bubbles on side of the glass dissipate quickly. Lite hazy orangish color. Not heavy on the palate. Overall a great beer.

May 26, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky/hazy yellow with a white head. Huge lemon and mango with orange and melon in the nose, hops are very mild yet dank pine. Taste is so juicy with the fruits from the nose plus peach and pineapple, almost a sweet resin or honey note before the weedy and piney dank hops. Feel is juicy to the max, resin hints too, crushable yet bold and full. Very nice juice bomb

Feb 12, 2021
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can. Have wanted to try this beer for years as I am a fan of Grimm’s offerings. Unfortunately this either tastes old by design or is indeed old. Who knows; no date on the can. Oh well.

Jan 07, 2021
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Solid yellow-gold in color, very hazy but not that turbid opaque look you get with some other NEIPAs, dense white fluffy head.

S: Lots of tangerine here.

T: Ripe tangerine, orange rind, and grapefruit.

M/F: Sharp on the tongue with the ripe fruit flavors, light-med in body, finishes with tangerine pith.

O: This has a lot of hype. It did not disappoint, but I think it doesn't quite live up to it. Nonetheless this is a very solid IPA, better than most!

Sep 21, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

3.48/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a straight up New York beer to Raul. Like, straight up all orange juice and all pith. And if Raul May be frank, like his thoughts on The Office, he is not feeling it. At all. This beer is a 98/100? Wow. It has zero balance like E Honda on a pogo stick. It’s all juice and then straight alcohol. What the hell? Man, Raul was excited for this one... But like Albert Pujols as an Angel, it’s a flop.

Sep 12, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/4/20

Pours a hazy, vaguely translucent burnt golden orange body, becoming more opaque as the full can is poured, and capped with over two fingers of soapy white foam; great head retention yields a rocky layer of cap, moderate, frothy collar, and clumps of webby lacing spattered around the glass.

Aroma shows a burst of peach nectar striking first, followed by spiced orange peel and mushy lime, with light pineapple and prickly, herbal undertones; sticky orange and peach sorbet robustly rounds out the close atop a faint, flaky malt base.

Taste opens with lush, herbal pineapple inviting silky-sweet peach rings in tandem with sweet, bready malts fleeting in between and pronouncing along the mid-palate; grassier tones across the back end, where mushy papaya, dank hop oils, and softly radiating lime zest mark the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a medium-thin body with a moderate, boggy carbonation dispersing a densely resinous texture across the palate; the mid-palate lightens, becoming progressively prickly before drying to a chalky, mildly bitter finish.

Hop-heavy saturation and abundant in tropical detail at a high level, the pure weight of the hops on the tongue simultaneously detract from the burgeoning malt profile, and hinder the subsequent balance from taking hold; an example of massive potential in an otherwise very solid NEIPA undone by minor inconsistencies fleeting through the entirety of the drinking experience.

Aug 29, 2020
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Can to snifter.

Look: slightly hazy, bright yellow, big creamy off white head. Very good retention.

Aroma: weakish aroma, citrus and rain,hay, touch of wood.
TASTE: better here. Citrus at the forefront and delicious. Little hint if baking soda. Some berry and a hint of tropical fruit (pineapple).
FEEL: medium body, good carbonation. Smooth.

Very nice IPA.

Aug 20, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tip Tap Room, Boston

L -- Moderately hazed golden orange body with two fingers of creamy white head. Good retention and great lacing
S -- Dank grapefruit, rubbery malt, subtle pine, melon
T -- Mango, grapefruit pith, orange sherbert. Very classic Citra-forward NEIPA profile
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Bitterness flies off the palate on the finish
O -- A prototypical well-made NEIPA


Dec 29, 2019
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beerbully from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Straw colored, not a complete haze bomb but somewhere between west coast and NEIPA........1/2 head........lacing is thick

S-orange, apricot, lemon, mango......hard candy fruitiness.......some floral hoppiness......

T-Similar to the nose....big flavors of orange, lemon drop, mango.......hard candy sweetness is there but it is complimentary and adds to the enjoyment.....malty sweetness is detectable..........finish includes lingering subdued sweetness

F-less than medium........a bit tingly.......more slick and oily......

O-not as hazy and creamy as many NEIPA..........flavor is there but the feel is lacking.......still a good brew

Dec 14, 2019
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap.
Wow, fantastic hoppy aroma and flavor. Bursting with orange juice, lemon, grapefruit rind and pine resin.
Smooth juicy feel, and lingering layers of bitter citrus rind.


Nov 10, 2018
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SouthernSips from Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was super smooth for 8% ABV. None of the flavors overpowered any others and for it being my first beer from Grimm, I was super impressed. Poured from a 16 ounce can into a stemmed IPA glass.

Oct 15, 2018
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

When a beer is superb, my eyes tend to close to better experience great flavor. This one is an eye-closer. Looks so much like hazy, citrus juice in the glass, you almost expect to encounter pulp. Multiple hop flavors come at you in succession, including a long, luxurious pine run out that doesn't quit. Brilliant!

Sep 16, 2018
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StJamesGate from New York

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy apricot; mashed mango + Sunny D; tangerine, mango juice, and huge ringing candied orange that goes skunky + herbal in little flashed; soft + long.

4 4 4.5 4.25 4.5

Mosaic, El Dorado, Simcoe, Falconer's Flight, and Columbus

Intense without any harshness. Mad depth with no burn. All the New Englandness. Name fits; lots of little echoes. Behold, the quality.

Aug 17, 2018
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CraftConsumer_97 from New York

4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hints of pine with slightly more prevelant notes of lemon and mango.

Opaque, light yellow. Pour leaves a foamy layer which decreases to a thin layer after a mintue or two. Traces of the foam cling to the glass.

Medium-bodied and crisp. Moderate amount of carbonation.

Complex in smell and the taste. Don't really taste the alchohol so it sneaks up on you. The pine adds a little bite, and is a good substitute for hoppy bitterness .

Jul 02, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned 3/16/18; drank 4/27/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; strong, thick lace.

Lemon, wheat & faint pine notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Marmalade, wheat & pine flavors; a cloying, dry IPA.

Drinkable, but not much more.

Apr 28, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing clinging to the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and lemons are present in the nose and are intermixed with notes of pine.
T: The taste has flavors of lemons, mangos and oranges, with notes of pine becoming noticeable in the finish and lingering into the aftertaste, although these are hardly resinous. There is a light amount of bitterness and if anything, the "bite" seems to be more from the pine than the bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a lot of complexities in both the smell and the taste. The beer does a very good job at hiding any traces of alcohol so it's quite drinkable. I liked how the pine added a crisp "bite" in lieu of bitterness.

Serving type: can

Apr 13, 2018
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly hazy golden hue. Not as frothy dense as a lot of the fruitier IPAs of the Northeast. Peach and grapefruit aroma. Getting a lot of candied grapefruit, some peach, and strawberry. It's a little on the thin side. It's not super complex or have a myriad of cascading flavors. Pleasant enough to drink and I did enjoy this, despite any unimpressed tone I may have imbued in this review.

Oct 14, 2017
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First beer I've had from Grimm! Canned on date 03/03/2017.

Pours a hazy golden orange. Really nice opaque color, good flowing carbonation and a small creamy head of foam. Pretty heavy lace retention.

All citrus on the nose. Tangerine and mango stand out to me. Very subtle hop presence.

Oh man, this is nice. Tropical fruits hit you initially, with some zesty citrus that takes the lead. Some booziness hits next along with a bitterness that hits the back of the tongue and a surprising maltiness that settles in all over. Definitely a pleasant experience, but I can't help but wonder if the fact that it is over 6 months old gave it some unintended characteristics at this point.

Overall a very smooth beer. The carbonation is subtle and even, and I'd categorize it as creamy before I say crisp.

A really nice beer overall. A little dated, but I really didn't get any unpleasant signs of beer that's turned in any way. Smooth, citrusy, and malty would be the three major components I'll sum up this beer with.

Sep 19, 2017
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Rristow from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from can. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits. Pretty well balanced. Orange, mango, pineapple, lemon, some pine and resin. Very well done imperial IPA.

Aug 17, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a cap of a little white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Sly lace. The aroma had some mango sweetness and citrusy pulpy sweet to bitterness. Light grassiness, semi-smooth and sweet. Touch of lemon at the very end. The flavor had some bright juicy sweet to bitter qualities forming over a slight clean malt feature. Aftertaste was bright juicy citrus and tropical tastes. Finish was sweet through the juiciness. The palate was about medium bodied with a slight sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, damn good DIPA.

Jun 08, 2017
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Scored a growler of this at an amazing pkg store in Asheville NC a few days ago. Now I am drinking it and I am a very happy camper. One of my favorite breweries and this is a freekin' amazing beer. Sorry I am traveling and can't share this with some friends. NOT!!!!!

May 01, 2017
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This Imperial IPA pours to a medium, creamy white head on a very hazy, very effervescent golden body; head retention is modest and lacing is excellent, consisting of thick bands and ladders. The aroma is a big, tasty blend of bright, fermented pineapple and cannabis backed by more subdued bright grapefruit and hints of perfume, tamarind and body odor; alcohol overtones are modest. Up front, the flavor is medium-bitter pineapple and grapefruit with a hint of grassiness. Mid-palate, hints of tamarind and perfume join the fruit and the malt rolls in, as we get a good view of the bready malt foundation and some modest caramel and nutty notes; perceived bitterness rolls back to moderate-for-style. The finish is a light hit of grassy tamarind and booze, followed by the onset of a modest, slightly caramelly, grassy pine bitterness that lasts for awhile. Retrogustative olfaction is grassy and cannabis-like. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the light-medium body, and is notably astringent; the texture is medium-creamy and slightly peppery from the somewhat understated carbonation. (growler, 35 days after kegging)

Apr 15, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow, pretty opaque, moderate head. Lots of dry hop cone on the nose, grapefruit rind. Pretty bitter, lots of grapefruit and bitter citrus. Dry chalky Amarillo and simcoe. A little sweetness, crystal malt. Fine but could have used a better backbone and diversity in flavor

Mar 30, 2017
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 638 ratings