Dreamweapon | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A more delicate, sessionable take on a Grimm IPA brewed with El Dorado and Columbus hops. Inviting hop aromas of cotton candy, honeysuckle, tangerine, watermelon. Crisp and dry, highly drinkable with moderate bitterness. Finishes clean and refreshing.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 04-28-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,311
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
152
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
Wants:
7
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Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Press 195, Bayside, Queens.
Milky blonde, orange nose, pure fresh squeezed OJ, silky.

4 4 4.25 4 4.25

El Dorado and Columbus hops

Beyond haze to full on milkshake, and past juicy to just juice: the full New England.Those two things are harder to find these days than you might think. (No El Dorado candied orchard fruit/melon for me.) More Grimm quality.

*reconstructed from notes

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at World of Beer Cambridge

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Photo of Docscape
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is cloudy honey with light head. Smells light fruity. Taste is more fruity with a creamy honey sweetness. Little pineapple and orange on the tounge. Pretty good but little too zesty for me. 10oz draft $8 at The Fix in Worcester, MA.

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Photo of dental
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woemad
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can courtesy of beerloserLI. Canned on February 19, 2018, per the stamp on the bottom of the can. My first from Grimm.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a turbid, honeyish amber, with a thin, white head that dropped quickly, leaving a thin ring of lace up top.

Big nose of fruity and melon-y hops. Peach, mango, melon, a little bit of OJ. No real bitterness.

A little more complex in the flavor, but not by much. Juicy and fruity up front, with a very mild bitterness in the background, with a soft finish.

Carbonation seems a bit low. Soft, slightly oily mouthfeel.

Although the carbonation was a little low, it wasn't enough to damage this beer's drinkability. Although I'm on record as preferring the PNW style of IPA, I could happily bag several of these as a change of pace. Thanks, Brian!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 1 hour old growler filled at Beltway Brewing.

Quaffable! Drank the entire 64oz growler myself. 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy opaque pale orange with a one-finger head.

S - 4.0

T - Juicy. the moderate ABV is not noticiable. 4.25

MF - Medium light body with a dry smooth finish. No lasting bitterness on the palate. 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wesmaze
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RollDamnTide
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A – 4.25
Pours a very bright golden yellow. Opaque, hazy, but nothing approaching turbid. Frothy white head that lasts a while, leaving a fair amount of lacing behind.

S – 4
Peach and apricot up front, in a fruity way. A slight floral note, but it’s well in the background. Floral becomes slightly dank with a little warmth. Herbal joins the floral side of things, creating a more diverse aroma.

T – 4.75
Melon, mango and pineapple, sweet bubblegum, cotton candy. A distinct bitterness on the back end of the sip that rounds out the flavor very nicely. At the beginning, it was verging on being just another NEIPA, but this is different with that bitterness and is much more balanced to my palate.

M – 4.25
Soft, pillowy. Light to medium body. Low carbonation, slight resin.


O – 4.5
I’m very much enjoying this beer. In a world where everything needs to be “juicy,” this avoids that and present the fruity flavors with more complexity. The aroma is slightly lacking, as is normally the case for me with Grimm beers, but that’s a side product of (1) most IPAs bludgeoning me with aroma these days, and (2) my overeagerness to take a sip and not let the coming warmth reveal more notes.

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Photo of Hendry
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some specks of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of stone fruit are present in the nose along with notes of pears and watermelon.
T: The taste has flavors of herbal hops and pears along with hints of honeydew melons and pineapples. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors in this IPA won't blow you away, but I found the subtle notes of pears and watermelons to be quite unique.

Serving type: can

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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Dreamweapon from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 152 ratings