Pulse Wave | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baller Equinox-based double IPA. Yellow-orange and hazy; lasting snow-white head and lacing. Quintessential Grimm DIPA tropical aromatics. Dry and bracingly hoppy on the palate, with big fruit notes of peach, orange, and pineapple. Soft tingles of chive and green, resinous hoppy flavor. Some surprising spearmint/wintergreen notes make an intriguing appearance. Finishes with a firm, clean, and lasting bitterness.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,943
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
194
pDev:
6.84%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
44
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Photo of Brian14608
4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft /growler at Ma and Pa’s Alton, NY. My first run at Grimm. Delicious big IPA. Smooth and complex juicey brew. Nice resin add but not intrusively dank. Very well made.

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Photo of tigg924
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is honey, tangerine, pine, and citrus rind. Bitter, medium bodied and carbonation. Makes for an above average IPA although I prefer several others from Grimm.

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Photo of woemad
3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can received courtesy of beerloserLI. Canned on February 26, 2018, per the bottom stamp. Don't know much about Grimm, but I'm guessing this is their standard double IPA, whereas Tesseract (which I had yesterday) is apparently this beer but with added Mosaic cryo hops. Both top out at 8% abv. It'll be interesting to compare the two.

Right off the bat, this is a lighter colored beer, if not dramatically so. Orangey golden color, though with the same relatively tight and relatively long lasting off-white head, and again leaving quite a bit of lace.

More tropical fruit in the nose, mostly of the pineapple variety. I enjoy juicy IPAs up to a point, at least until they become something that seems like fruit juice someone's added beer to, then my enthusiasm flags. I think we'll be straddling that line here.

Confirmed. Very much like beery pineapple juice. It's restrained enough to remain enjoyable, but it's close to the line for me. Less complex tasting than Tesseract to me, and too pineapple-y for me to truly love it. Alcohol just as well hidden. You could get quite messed up if you downed several of these in a session.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily but also slightly pithy mouthfeel.

I like this, but don't quite love it. This is right where I draw the line at fruit juicy IPAs, and hints at the ones that I can't deal with for more than a few tastes (Left Coast, I'm looking at you). I'd drink this on occasion if it were local, but never more than one, and probably only if it's stable mate, Tesseract, was unavailable.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Boone757
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can...2/26/19...top quality NEIPA shelfie....no need to wait in line for these fine Grimm DIPA's

Hazed n juicy through and through....pungent ripe pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, resiny/minty hopped up finish....great stuff...well worth a try

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peaches and pineapples are present in the nose along with some hints of pine.
T: The taste is stronger than the smell and has initial flavors of oranges and pineapples along with hints of pine in the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that heavy on the palate and hides its alcohol very well, making it quite drinkable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

A - Vibrant and clear medium gold colored pour with thin, but sticky lacing.

S - Light citrus and malt aroma. Balanced in the nose.

T - Spicy fruit rind, resiny, and pine resin.

M - Big medium body.

O - A great D-IPA.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silva11ha
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davoc727
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djbrown13
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jvillefan
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattymystique
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNPIII127
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thisXwar
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/17/2016 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong tropical citrus fruits, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of tropical citrus fruits and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a mostly clear light gold. Smell has somewhat indistict tropical notes and other fruits. Taste is fruity but with some spicy herbs and some resinous pine. Decently bitter. Nice beer.

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Pulse Wave from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 194 ratings