Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,278
Ranked #9,774
4.03 | pDev: 6.7%
Jan 15, 2022
Apr 28, 2016
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 04/13/21 - Drank on 05/05/21. Less than three weeks old. . . nice and fresh.

Look: Laces the glass beautifully, with a small one finger head of white foam. Pours a hazy yellow color with minimal visible carbonation.

Aroma: Waxy tangerine rind, orange oil, pineapple jam, apricot skins. . . .

Taste: Bitter and dry. Upfront peppery apricot skins and grapefruit peels. Goes sweet briefly with sort of a malty honey + cantaloupe flavor mid palate before turning dry and slightly waxy again with more notes of citrus peel and bold pine resin. I'm not getting the watermelon flavor that several other reviewers have described sadly.

Feel: Light body, low carbonation. Almost flat. 6.4% abv is apparent . . . it feels boozier than it really is.

Overall: This is nice . . . the flavor is good but it felt a little undercarbonated and overtly dry at times.
May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Moderate head with little retention, brilliant white, lacing streaks thin but long. Fully hazy liquid, the yellow bright enough so it doesn’t lurk murky. Extremely focused nose of lime/tangerine citrus, damp marijuana, onion, black pepper, and a dollop of pine, not getting much by way of fruit, a mutter of peach, apricot. Light to medium-bodied, finely grained carbonation, balanced well between dryness and juiciness. More straight-up herbaceousness here than ganga, helps it feel fresh and erect, primes the palate for the next sip. The lime finds a new friend in white grapefruit. More pure pine and better clarity in the melon, kiwi, apricot fruit. Slight floral lift at the end. Truly appreciate the freshness and that each element isn’t pushed to its breaking point, allowing other voices to speak. High level of drinkability. (Canned 11/3/20)
Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by cp45 from New Jersey

Mar 29, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by florisj135 from Virginia

Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by hoponit from New York

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy dark yellow with soft, soapy head.

Smell is "green" and herbal, with notes of onion, dank melon, grapefruit and grapes.

Taste is herbal and a bit spicy. Notes of onion, melon, nectarine and grapefruit. Moderate, piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy, with godd carbonation.

Overall, a very nice, well balanced IPA.
Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by Bwag from New York

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Jbavi360 from New York

Jan 31, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Milkshake cloudy. Apricot juice appearance. Minor head which leaves a ring of lace after each sip.

Citrusy (grapefruit?) rind aroma.

Biting, weedy hop flavor. The dry malty base is chewy both in body and taste. Lower carbonation affects the viscosity. The bittering hop dominates from the swallow to the drawn out aftertaste.
Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by mig100 from Texas

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Patkennedy0492 from New York

Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by edthehead from New York

Jul 24, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by AdamZoltowski from New York

Jul 22, 2019
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

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
Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Soloveitchik from New York

Jun 22, 2018
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at World of Beer Cambridge
Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Docscape from Ohio

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.
Jun 05, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by dental from Massachusetts

May 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by probert from New York

Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

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!
Apr 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Apr 15, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Apr 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

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
Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Apr 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by Wesmaze from New York

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Mar 29, 2018
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