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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #260
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
96
Ranked #949
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 6.45%
Ratings:
430
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 13, 2022
Added:
Dec 11, 2015
Wants:
  77
Gots:
  83
SCORE
96
World-Class
LumenLumen
Notes: An Northeast-style IPA with 5lb/barrel of Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado and Equinox
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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

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
 
5 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Jan 28, 2022
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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

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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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dankmakerandtaster from Massachusetts

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
 
4.21 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Oct 09, 2021
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3.51/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by q33jeff from New Jersey

**
10/07/21

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
 
4.11 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Oct 05, 2021
 
4.3 by Wizzman from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Gajo74 from New York

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
 
4.31 by alwaysneipa from California on Jan 14, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rex_4539 from Greece

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
 
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Oct 16, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Pentastar from New York

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
 
4.3 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Oct 08, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Holderness from Massachusetts

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

86/100

Oct 01, 2020
 
4.24 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Sep 21, 2020
 
4.27 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Sep 20, 2020
 
4.1 by virinow from New York on Jun 16, 2020
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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

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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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

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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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

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
 
4.08 by Dmbphoenix from New York on May 08, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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
 
4.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2020
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4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by IPA_Stout_Fan_1997

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
 
4.25 by RMW66 from Australia on Mar 15, 2020
 
4.35 by caffeinelogic from New York on Jan 26, 2020
 
4.12 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2020
 
4.38 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2020
 
4.16 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Jan 11, 2020
 
4.25 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Oct 29, 2019
 
4.28 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2019
 
4.51 by AdamZoltowski from New York on Jul 22, 2019
 
4.18 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jul 16, 2019
 
4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 07, 2019
 
4.08 by Mrthetank from Virginia on Jul 03, 2019
 
4.02 by dansushi from New York on Jul 01, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Samlover55 from New York

16oz can into IPA glass
Canned 6/3
Hazy orange with a big foam head
Piney dank aroma, tropical notes as well
Mango, pine on the taste
Medium bodied with a slight hop burn
Good NEIPA,but honestly I expected great.

Jun 25, 2019
 
4.31 by AD17 from New Jersey on Jun 20, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TimothyD11 from New York

Beautiful hazy gold color...nose is flowers and vomit and fruit!...taste is mediocre compared to world class New England IPA's...not super bitter but dull...and bitter dullness "outshines" expected tropical fruit flavors.

I've had Grimm NEIPA's that impressed me...this not so much.

Jun 20, 2019
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