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IPA - New England
Ranked #618
Ranked #2,410
4.24 | pDev: 6.37%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
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Notes: IPA with oats, Falconer's Flight, and Hallertau Blanc.

Bright, hazy, and delicious. Double dry-hopped with El Dorado, Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic, and Citra, the flavors are crisp and refreshing with prominent notes of melon, peach, lychee, and marshmallow fluff.
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Bluecrow from New York

3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-cloudy yellow can pour with a a fluffy white foam cap that dissipates quickly and a faint aroma of lemon and grapefruit.
The primary flavor is grapefruit zest. There is some tangerine too and moderate hop bitterness.
The flavors persist in the finish.
This is a lighter-bodied brew. The flavor profile is simple and thinner than other Grimm offerings.
( the recipe may have changed in 2021 as the abv went from 7.5% to 6.5. The can art changed too)

Apr 16, 2021
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albern from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is less than outstanding. It pours a bright yellow, only slightly hazy, slightly orange color. Right from the pour it has some nice notes, orange and floral but it quickly dissipates, along with any head retention. The nose gets just a slight bit of funkiness, there is some lacing on the glass. The beer is slightly biting and astringent. It does have slightly floral hop bitterness but I don't find this one that memorable. It is on the lighter side and I think the ABV went down a bit. The decoration on the can has also changed from when the pic was uploaded. This has a medium to slightly lighter body. It's decent but definitely not excellent, more like run of the mill good.

Apr 02, 2021
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mikeinportc from New York

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 03/02/21 . Let sit out for 5 minutes before opening.

Hazy yellow, with a hint of orange. Looks like pineapple juice, with some tangerine in it. Light , off-white head, that leaves a ring, and a few tiny spots of lacing.

Smell is pineapple, tangelo, slight peach & persimmon, and a bit of "fresh" malt scent.

Taste is grapefruit pith, dank/pine, a bit of honeydew melon and galia melon [melon+pear+spice], and a hint of peach/nectarine/pit. Moderate bitterness.

Feel is medium, juicy, with very,very fine carbonation bite, that effervesces towards finish, and increases in volume, rather than diminishes. Odd, (for beer) but pleasant feeling.

Overall, a nice, and unusual combination of flavors, that work well together. Leaning to the dry/bitter side of the NEIPA spectrum , which I like. Feel is slightly to the harsh/abrasive/old-school side, so take that into account, when deciding.

Mar 14, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very little head production; this brew struggles to produce 3/4 of a finger even after shifting to a turbulent pour. Body is lemon yellow, murky, and opaque. Very attractive body (within the style), but the poor head production is unfortunate.

Nose is surprisingly dank, with pungent weed, bright citrus and tropical tones, and bright herbs. Strongly suggestive of Citra hops.

Creamy vanilla up front, along with bright oregano and mint, pine, and muddled citrus tones. Huuuuuuugely dank finish, kissed with tropical fruit.

Picking out individual flavors isn't particularly easy with this brew, but I get - at various times - lemon, peach, earth, pepper, strawberry, cilantro, pineapple, and mango.

Very lively, carrying a ton of bite along with a creamy smooth feel.

Jan 20, 2019
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Nalex from New York

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a dull peach appearance with a thick head that quickly dissipates. Smell is tangerine and very peachy. Taste is melon and peach. Feel is light and easy. Overall, another top-notch beer from Grimm.

Jan 13, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap, pours a beautiful glowing orange, slightly hazy, with a nice white head. Smell is super fruity--orange, tangerine, peach--along with a spicy resinous hop quality. Taste is the same, starting fruity then getting a bit spicier. Slight bitterness in the finish. Super drinkable but enough heft in the feel to give the beer some body. Overall, another fantastic Grimm beer, just incredibly clean, complex and delicious.

Sep 10, 2016
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden hue with some orange highlight, big white head and great lacing. Aromas are soft but sweet fruity hop. Notes of light cracker, grapefruit, underripe stone fruits, and sugar coated Meyer lemon. Lighter end of medium, crisp, clean and dry. Solid IPA with some nice flavors, great for the summer.

Aug 30, 2016
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a while ago in New York, since it was a Grimm Ale and I tend to go after as many as I can! The date on the bottom of the can was 7/11 and of course, I rolled this to suspend the hop particles as well. While not the best of what I've had from Grimm, this might have been the most easygoing of all of their beers as this was a total juice bomb from start to finish, as well as having a low and recessed alcoholic content!

This had a nice, golden hue to the pour that shone well and complemented the large, fluffy head that took quite a while to settle down but stuck around for the duration as a web of soapy residue on the side of my pint glass. Not a terribly strong aroma to this but there was plenty of orange, tangerine, and tropical fruits to be detected from the get-go. All of those were present in the taste, as well as grapefruit pith and some underlying dank pine that gave this a bit of much-needed depth. Clean, medium-bodied, and somewhat dry, there was some sweetness to the malt and not a lot of carbonation here, as the flavors lingered for a while before softly fading away; leaving hints of melon and honeydew on my palate.

There was alcohol in here but it was only felt when I finished this off as a slight warming effect took hold. Not full and spicy like some of the other Grimm Ales that I've had out of a can, this was a northeastern IPA that made no bones about it. If you like them smooth, juicy, and just a bit dank, look no further than here. Another solid beer by Grimm that went down easier than the effort that it took to obtain this!

Aug 26, 2016
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy, golden orange, with a fluffy white head. Retention is minimal, but lacing is great.

S/T: Prickly pine dankness at first, but then tons of juicy fruits. Papaya, mango, apricot, pineapple, and lemon juice. Perhaps touches of honeydew melon and grapefruit. Finishes with a touch of pine needle bitterness, but then it's very clean and dry.

M: On the thinner side of medium, but there is rich film of juiciest in the middle. Never watery, carbonation is low, slightly pulpy feeling.

O: An freaking solid winner from the Grimm couple! An excellent show of tasty hop goodness.

Aug 16, 2016
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JordonHoltzman from New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/11/16, notes from 8/4/16. Poured into a teku after the suggested can rolling to suspend the hop particles. The beer is a vibrant orange, some white head that fades but bubbles stick to the glass.
Aroma is full of tropical fruit juice, like papaya, and melon. The taste matches with some added bitter pine dankness to balance the beer out quite nicely. Makes it slightly more aggressive than some of the other Grimm IPAs that are considered tropical juice hop pillows. Medium mouthfeel, slight aftertaste but nothing really off-putting. Another very solid Grimm IPA that unfortunately I'd probably chase again.

Aug 08, 2016
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cosmicevan from New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

HUGE thanks to Jason. canned 7/11 so just shy of a month. definitely not bursting with overly fresh day old hops but a really nice lush tropical hop flavor. great passionfruit juiciness, but the body is still extremely light. good one.

Aug 04, 2016
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doomXsaloon from New York

4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sweet light citrus fruit candy on the nose; close your eyes an inhale deeply and ride the wave....through the smooth and silky mouthfeel... Embrace and enjoy the aroma, now transferred to the tongue, with a light spray of grapefruit pith, tropical fruits, and the dance of bitterness ....

Jul 31, 2016
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JNB51 from New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely roll the can as Grimm reccomends. It makes all the difference in taste. Delicious and crisp. Hops are subtle and refreshing. Taste passion fruit in there significantly. Highly recommended

Jul 31, 2016
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draught in a bar. It was served in a pint glass. It poured a hazy, honey color with one finger of soapy, eggshell-colored head and extensive lacing that persisted through the pour. It featured a nice fruity aroma of orange and sweet tropical fruit, along with pine needles and floral hops. It's a very tasty IPA with a great balance of grapefruit, melon, sweet tropical fruit, and a touch of bready malt, followed by a nice bitter, hoppy finish. The fruit and hop tastes are very well balanced. This ale is pleasantly carbonated and the ABV of 6.4% allows for easy and enjoyable drinking. Overall, Grimm has done a great job with this tasty and enjoyable IPA. I would definitely drink this one again!

Jul 30, 2016
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Mattlambros from New York

4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably my second favorite release from Grimm so far, behind Lumin.

Pours a hazy orange, with a foamy head.

Has a very strong citrus smell.

Taste is very similar to the smell. Strong citrus flavor right off the bat with a light bitterness at the end.

Catch Wave is a very smooth and drinkable beer.

Overall enjoyed it a lot more than some previous releases by Grimm and hope that it remains part of the regular rotation.

Jul 29, 2016
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thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a very hazy medium straw color with a minimalist head. Decent head retention, but very good scattered lacing.

S: Mangoes, lots of oranges, papaya and some sweet bready malt.

T: Very ‘OJ’-forward in its hop character, with lots of sweet oranges, a bit of citrusy acidity and very dialed back bitterness. Never syrupy or cloying, but very reminiscent of candied fruit with a bit of orange rind in finish. Overall this is on the milder and more unidimensional side for Grimm IPAs, but is held down very well with a very pleasant orange character.

F: Just above medium-bodied with soft, moderate carbonation and a pretty fluffy mouthfeel.

Thoughts: These new oat IPAs from Grimm are some of my favorite of their offerings yet, and candied oranges is the name of the game with this one. Though not as intriguingly tropical as Magnetic Compass, Catch Wave displays some really nice citrus flavors that manifest themselves differently than in most other citrusy IPAs.

Jul 29, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a medium plus hazy light to medium gold color.

The aroma offers juicy pulpy orange, tangerine flesh, sweet dripping mango, a light bready sweetness

The flavor follows with something that tastes better than orange juice. Orange drink, natural and all, orange slices within it, without the cloying sweetness of juice. Pulp and zest shine. Follows with more mango, passionfruit, strawberry, a light bready sweetness to slightly accentuate the fruity hops. Fruity hops dominate with other notes being searched for. Hints of bitterness of peel and pith, semi dry finish. The finish sings of balance and a harmonious transition from the upfront fruity notes.

You will shotgun this with no complaints...

Jul 27, 2016
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CNoj012 from New York

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head with excellent retention. Lots of hanging sheets of lacing too. Smell is candied orange, citrus pith, melon and some dank green earthiness. Taste is the same, but stronger and better than the smell. Feel is light and soft as hell until the finish where there is the slightest tinge of bitterness. Overall a very good beer. Pales in comparison to Magnetic Compass and even Lumen though.

Jul 27, 2016
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a light orange mostly hazy yellow with a thick frothy head.

Aroma is tangerine and orange pith bitter. Sweet juice like aroma to it.

Taste definitely has a juice note to it. Kinda like a light tangerine or grapefruit.

Delicious, borders on not even being like beer but just a delicious exploration of light citrus.

Jul 25, 2016
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ChipChaight from New York

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Light yellow/orange with creamy white head that lingers, smells like tangerine, candied orange peel, dried mango, and pine, taste is sweet candied hops that transitions into dank bitter pine, finishes with citrus pith, this beer is medium bodied with creamy carbonation and a dry bitter finish. Overall a surprisingly dank and bitter offering from the usual cotton candy Grimm IPAs.

Jul 23, 2016
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avas from New York

4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 7/11/16. Consumed 7/23/16.

A: Pours a glowing orange with big fluffy white head. Medium+ haze. Substantial lacing and alcohol legs despite the ABV.

S: Pungent scents of passionfruit, sweet mango, orange, and dried strawberries. Aroma is pretty strong and enticing.

T: Tropical and sweet citrus fruits abound. Candied tangerine slices, orange rind, strawberry, passionfruit, and white grape. Barely noticeable, but a hint of a sweet, bubblegum malt backbone. Overall, this is straight up citrus juice infused with ripe tropical fruit. Zesty and rich without being overly sweet. Damn delicious.

M: Typical Grimm velvety softness on the mouthfeel. Incredibly smooth and drinkable, with light bitterness. Definitely fuller than most beers in its ABV range, probably due to the oats. Citric sweetness on the finish makes it feel slightly dry and astringent, but it's not necessarily a bad thing... Leaves you ready for another sip almost immediately.

O: Another outstanding IPA from Grimm, one that's particularly appropriate for these warm summer days. It's different from Mag Compass and Lumen, but, in my opinion, just as good (if not better) than both. It's unabashedly citric, dangerously drinkable, and straight up delicious.

Jul 23, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy creamsicle orange, with a small head, and lots of webby, sticky lacing.

This smells like peach, mango, pine, perfumey hops, and not a lot in the way of malt.

This is pretty tasty, but one of Grimm's best, unfortunately. This is because of the nagging soapy taste on the finish. Beyond that, though, some nice soft hoppy peach and mango creaminess, a bit of dank pine somewhere in there, and absolutely no malt character, like a good NE IPA should be.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy and full bodied for the style, with a normal level of carbonation.

Didn't love it, but still highly enjoyed it.

Jul 23, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy bright to medium orange color with two inches of off white head and low carbonation evident. Tons of citrus hops, tropical fruits, mangoes, pineapples, pine, and resin. Medium body and low carbonation with a smooth body.
Overall another really great IPA from Grimm; very awesome

Jul 22, 2016
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Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale-to-medium gold body, lightly hazy, with a few fingers of white head that slimmed into a fuzzy cap that lasted to the end. Citrusy hoppage on the nose meets with a yeasty tug on the tongue. Stays sharp and citric and bright throughout, bits of tingle on the tongue. Slim-to-medium bodyfeel, moderate sugars, and smooth carbonation. A solid IPA.

7/11/16 canning; brewed at Beltway Brewing in Sterling, VA.

Jul 21, 2016
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