Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #252
Ranked #937
4.34 | pDev: 6.45%
May 22, 2023
Dec 11, 2015
Notes: An Northeast-style IPA with 5lb/barrel of Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Equinox
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good NEIPA. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass, this beer features the standard NE hazy straw yellow color. The big white, foamy head has excellent retention and there are thick foamy rings of lacing on the glass. Flavor includes the usual tropical fruit and grapefruit, with the greapefruity taking a back seat. The dankness level is higher than most NEIPAs and here is a tobacco like quality in the flavor. Nice to see more robust flavor in a NEIPA!!! Mothfeel is crisp, moderately bitter and the tobacco like quality stands out. A well crafted beer, I would drink this one again
May 22, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by eluvah from New York

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lots of high ratings, but I respectfully disagree.
A bit disappointing.
Grimm’s beers are usually more intense in flavor.
Can date:5/18/22. Great.
Only a 2F head. Dank is the strongest element in the flavor profile.
This is odd considering Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic are the hops.
The citrus is underwhelming.
I’ve had much better beer from Grimm.
Jun 07, 2022
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Look: Pours a hazy, opaque, pale golden yellow with a rocky, two finger off white/eggshell colored head of foam. Laces the glass very well.

Aroma: Apricot, pink grapefruit peel, pineapple, papaya and nectarine. Waxy and dry, very slightly tart.

Taste: Apricot preserve upfront followed by soft notes of pineapple jam, starfruit and papaya. Sweet cantaloupe and honeydew. Supple and tropical throughout, with a condensed milk / coconut cream flavor on the finish. Bitterness level is low, but overall still dry and somewhat floral, with a straw like / barnyard note on the aftertaste.

Feel: Crisp but paradoxically creamy. Low carbonation.

Overall: Like every beer that Grimm brews, this was out of this world. I'm very impressed by this.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This beer really feels like the industry standard for New England IPAs. Pours cloudy light gold. Aroma is a perfect blend of light grapefruit and pine. Nothing overwhelming, but aroma is surely there. Taste falls in line, but has more depth - tropical notes, mango, passionfruit, citrus rind. Light bready notes from the malts. Bitterness is there and finishes on the dryer side. Overall, very solid for the style. Doesn't do anything out of the ordinary, but hits thre notes that make a new england a new england.
Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Dankmakerandtaster from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Garbage compared to every ipa I have tried from Grimm. A big fat waste of money for a 4 pack of watered down hop water. I am not happy about wasting 18.99 on this garbage when I could have gotten a nice juice bomb. I bought it because I trusted the Grimm brand. I guess the buyer beware label finally falls upon Grimm. Edited: canned on 9/8/21. I read all the reviews and noticed that someone said the can must be rolled prior to drinking as stated on the can from a couple years ago. Wel, I gave the can a nice slownlong roll and it is indeed much better. Still a bit watery but much better flavor and aroma. Nice light but Dank and juicy ipa with a nice tongue buzzing bitterness lingering. Actually a very dank juicy ipa just roll it up long and slow . Nice.
Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Can to snifter. Thursday night Football. Action Green at Lumen field. Go Hawks!

Look: super hazy. Pulpy dark yellow.
Aroma: Citrus and grass.
Taste: Heavy grass, hair spray finish.
Feel: medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth. A little slimy.

Good, but nowhere near what grimm is capable of.

Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy yellow color. A thumbnail length white and bubbly head shows good retention and lacing.

The nose is very fruity with notes of citrus, tropical and stone fruit: Aromas of mango, pear, orange, lemon, peach, nectarine and pear. Further in, the nose gets increasingly more dank and herbal, including notes of pine, grass and cannabis.

A biscuit and cracker malt base provides a dry backbone for the layers of hops. Juicy flavors of mango, pineapple, peach and pear are supplemented by zesty and pithy notes of grapefruit and orange. Well spiced with peppery, grassy and piney hops. All the flavors come together nicely through a finish that is dry, semi crisp and with a resiny bitterness.

Medium bodied with a smooth and soft mouthfeel. Yet, there is also a touch of crispness from the prickle of the hops. The carbonation is moderate.

This was great. Very juicy, yet, it had some nice notes of bitterness. It was nothing short of crushable.
Jul 14, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by alwaysneipa from California

Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Very hazy amber color, two finger white head, excellent thin lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops.

T: Tropical fruits, hops, juicy.

F: Medium bodied, lots of tropical and hops flavors.

O: Good NEIPA from New York.
Nov 04, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: A somewhat hazy blonde color with white foam head.
Smell: Lemon and pear, some apricot.
Taste: Grapefruit and lemon. Not much bitterness, light malt on the aftertaste.
Feel: Nice and light, not too boozy, good carbonation.
Overall: A typical IPA to me, but pretty good.
Oct 09, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Brewers Tap & Table, Waltham, MA

The woodsy, catty, dank mosaic presence is strong on this one, especially in the aromas. Trending dry with a nice mineralic astringency. A good late-season IPA

Oct 01, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by virinow from New York

Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy dark yellow with a relatively thin layer of foam. Minimal lacing. Nice tropical smell. Mango & other tropical aromas, with the taste closely mirroring the nose. Smooth and not at all bitter. Nice lingering aftertaste. Overall this is a pleasant, if somewhat unremarkable NEIPA. For somebody like me who isn't all that sophisticated with my reviews, this is middle of the road. Better than many, not quite a standout. The fact that I say that about a beer like this is indicative of how far we've come in the last ~5 years A few years ago this would have been a standout, but there's just so much good beer out there now that it's getting harder and harder to separate from the pack.
Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Very hazy, but not opaque golden orange; translucent, topped with a soapy white head. Good retention and sheets of lacing.

Smells like mango, peach, grapefruit, pineapple, and earthy weed.

Lots of white peach and tart pineapple upfront; lemon zest, pear candy; soft, buttery biscuit malt, leading into earth, pine, and soft dankness on the finish, but no real bitterness.

Soft and medium-light feel, slightly creamy, moderately carbonated; soft and smooth and moves quickly on the palate.

A really nice balanced NEIPA. Fruity and soft but with dankness and drinkability. Excellent.
May 23, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that left a small patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of pears are present in the nose along with notes of lime.
T: The taste follows the smell but is more complex with flavors of mangos and pears, notes of lime, and hints of eucalyptus - the latter of which are only noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I particularly enjoyed the complexity of flavors in the taste of this NEIPA.

Serving type: can
May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by Dmbphoenix from New York

May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 4.20.2020, opened 5.8.2020

Can poured into a teku, one finger white foam cap , good retention , few lacings, settles to a ring Over hazy orange liquid

Aroma is tropical fruits

Taste is tropical fruit

Hop nibble

Good beer
May 07, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2020
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Reviewed by IPA_Stout_Fan_1997

4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance is typical of an IPA. Somewhere between yellow and orange in color. This one is hazy, giving it a smoothie-like appearance. Aroma is hoppy, yet complex. Layers of tropical fruit, yet dank. Taste matches the aroma. It’s also well balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth, yet a little bit on the thin side. That’s not a bad thing though. Overall, this is a great beer and an excellent IPA nonetheless.
Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jan 26, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4.38 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by AdamZoltowski from New York

Jul 22, 2019
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