Magnetic Compass
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #128
Ranked #504
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Sep 12, 2023
May 24, 2016
Magnetic Compass prominently features NZ Rakau hops, bringing a unique mix of candied orchard fruit, stone fruit, and tropical aromas with some light dank elements. Background notes of Citra, Mosaic, and Columbus. Very hazy and juicy. Roll your can to suspend hop particles and enjoy.
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Love the brewer This on a stormy ferry ride home from Urban Barley.
A) As proimized rain of haze.
S) As hoped for but subtle, original floral hops with classic underpinnings, of pine and hemp.
T) Amplifies and rises as it follows the aroma trail of suble medicinal original floral hops on a bed of familiar pine and hemp.
F) Astringent wine-like
O) Solid and a must try.
Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Aug 10, 2023
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can dated 4/5/22
Bright yellow orange cloud thick appearance. Nice 1 inch fluffy head, soapy lacing and thin veil

Aromas of apricot, mango, grapefruit , papaya. There is a bit of a earthy, pine, grassy note and vanilla

Taste is tropical, slightly bitter tasting as in grapefruit and orange zest. Biscuit and vanilla tasting. Earthy flavor comes through the citrus.

Mouthfeel is kind of chunky and resinous. Tingling on the tongue up front and tart on the back end. Hint of alcohol in the finish, almost sour and not sweet at all.

Overall for as thick and heavy as it looks it drinks fairly light, a bit like sour candy and pretty easy drinking. If you like IPAs with a pucker factor this is it.
Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, juicy gold in the glass. Tangerine aroma fairly explodes from the can after popping the top. The mouthfeel is light, velvety--a classic oat-based IPA. The primary hop--Razau--is interesting. Flavor profile is passion fruit, tangerine, orange peel, with a bit of herbal bite. There is a unique taste here--not your typical juicebomb NEIPA.
Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by maxarvo from England

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by EMH73 from New York

Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces beautifully.

S: Floral, spicy herbal notes, zesty citrus, orchard and tropical fruit, a little pine, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Floral, zesty citrus, lemon, lime, tangerine, and grapefruit, grassy, nice fruity undertones, apricot, peach, passion fruit, pear, papaya, and a hint of melon and pineapple, a bit of resinous pine, spicy earthy herbal notes, crackery slightly biscuity malt, a little wheat twang, and a touch of sweetness.

M: A little on the lighter side of medium body, moderately lively carbonation.

O: Not the kinda flavor profile I usually lean towards, but this one kept unveiling more layers of flavor the more I looked. More of an American IPA with some haze than a NEIPA. Really well made beer by a brewery that always impresses
Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by gr0g from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
16oz can. Very hazy with a golden color. Floral, fruity aroma with citrus rind and grass notes. Well attenuated, actually fairly bitter (maybe that's the Columbus at work). Mouthfeel is soft and welcoming. Overall: an NEIPA with a bit of classic American IPA hop bite. Those looking for juicy+sweet need not apply.
May 22, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

May 14, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Can to snifter.

LOOK: mildly hazy, darker yellow, medium off white head
AROMA: pineapple, apricot, some floral notes, something herbal almost like a sweet basil
TASTE: light citrus, ash, little woody, grassy bite in finish.
FEEL: light to medium body, a little rough around the edges.

Aroma on this is the star; some interesting notes there. All else is anywhere from meh to mildly interesting.
May 12, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

May 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by mkh012 from Colorado

Apr 26, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Icka31 from Ohio

Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by paresis from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Can. Love me some Grimm beers this one pours a hazy yellow. Not incredibly hazy. It's not milky, just pretty translucent. Thin head. Solid aroma of sweet tropical fruits and a sugary sweet malt. The more I sniff, the more I find some exotic, terroir-earth and green fauna hops. Fruity hop aromas get more plentiful as it warms. Flavor is very easy drinking. Reminds me of some Night Shift beers. Sweet hops, a little pineapple and citrus. Definitely a dose of grassy, exotic southern hemisphere hops. Sweet, malty, rock-candy finish. Hey there, as this warms (like the nose) more flavors come out to play. There is a tart berry hop flavor here, too; no joke reminds me a bit of the elusive golden raspberry. Also maybe even kiwi and starfruit. Also this is very, very pleasing to drink. The flavor is lighter and airy but complex. Doesn't weigh down the palate like most New England IPAs. Softer bitterness, zippy carb, relatively light body. Earns high marks in the feel/drinkability category. Damn, Grimm is very consistent.
Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2020
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