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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #119
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Ranked #468
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 6.8%
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
528
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2022
Added:
Aug 15, 2015
Wants:
  200
Gots:
  151
SCORE
98
World-Class
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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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Reviewed by Nicksingleton from New York

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slightly golden haze with little fluff. Incredible tropical scents of mango, peach, and apricot. Also significantly dank. Light carbonation with bitterness on the backend. Excellent drinkability for an 8%er and also one of my favorites.
Nov 17, 2022
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Can from AJ’s.
Top notch Grimm DIPA
A bit bright carb wise, but gorgeous delicious beer. Thought apricot really came through. Otherwise really nicely rounded blend of mango sweetness and citrus with a touch of dank.
Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.36 by festizio from California

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is just a solid beer all around from Grimm. Tropical and stone fruit aroma. Peaches, apricot, mango, slightly earthy and plithy, and overripe fruit. Taste falls right in line with the appropriate amount of bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and finishes on the dryer side. Overall - fantastic, easy drinking and should be on any IPA lover's list.
Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jan 16, 2022
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Rated by swmtwo from New York

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Juicy but more bitter than sweet.
Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by kush0687 from Connecticut

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.55 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by gr0g from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
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
 
Rated: 4.33 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.19 by caffeinelogic from New York

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by ChiefRobot from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.55 by cambabeer from New York

May 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.73 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
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
 
Rated: 4.38 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -18.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.38 by mblack62 from New Jersey

Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Loosecannon from New York

Dec 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2020
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is kind of semi New England but grapefruity and orange, I like it
Sep 28, 2020
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Reviewed by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbom from California

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.48/5  rDev -21.1%
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
 
Rated: 4.15 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.19 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by kdown from California

Aug 22, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
**
08/19/20

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
 
Rated: 4.46 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by BayAreaJoe from California

Apr 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.53 by untitledeuphoria from New York

Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jan 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by AlvinLin from New York

Jan 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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

85/100
Dec 29, 2019
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 645 ratings