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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #779
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,763
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 6.38%
Ratings:
133
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 28, 2022
Added:
Jun 27, 2016
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  25
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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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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Photo of brureview
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brureview from Massachusetts

Not the best offering from Grimm for IPAs. The hop profile is quite good, especially hallertau blanc hops which gives a beer a spicy quality. The aroma and taste are lackluster.

Mar 28, 2022
 
4.24 by caffeinelogic from New York on Mar 19, 2022
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3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very hazy pale whitish yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge, a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of white grape are present in the nose along with hints of lemongrass.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the lemongrass flavors are a touch stronger.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a bit juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The hops in this beer don't stand out as much compared to other New England IPAs but the combination of aromas and flavors from the hops is unique.

Serving type: can

Mar 03, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

16 ounce can into IPA glass, canned on 3/2/2021. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big Aromas and flavors of big white grape, pear, orange, grapefruit, gooseberry, apricot, passion fruit, pineapple, melon, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, lemongrass, wood, mint, black peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine, woody, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body, and fairly crisp finishing. Balanced bready malt/oats and sticky/resinous/rindy hops in the mouthfeel. Moderate increasing resin dryness after the finish with no lingering hop astringency. No warmth of 6.5% or lingering hop burn. Very smooth and not overly aggressive. Big on the Hallertau Blanc and El Dorado; with the Falconers flight hop character in the back. Has a unique woody/spicy hop character I really like. It's not really that juicy, but the hops are very vibrant and dank for this being 9 months old. Will be on the lookout for more stuff from Grimm, always been a fan of their sours and stouts, but this is the first IPA I've tried.

Dec 02, 2021
 
4.08 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Oct 20, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-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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3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by albern from Massachusetts

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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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bret27 from California

From Jane’s beer store.

Mar 28, 2021
 
4.06 by broadway848 from New York on Mar 28, 2021
 
3 by prisdefer from New York on Mar 26, 2021
 
4.35 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Mar 24, 2021
 
4.1 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 17, 2021
 
4.25 by Hendry from Vermont on Mar 15, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mikeinportc from New York

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
 
4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2019
 
4.31 by TangoJuliet from New York on Mar 19, 2019
 
4.05 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2019
 
4.31 by msondel from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2019
 
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2019
 
4.36 by Amalak from New York on Jan 23, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
 
4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jan 19, 2019
 
4.24 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Jan 19, 2019
 
4.38 by Khaack from New York on Jan 15, 2019
 
4.3 by cambabeer from New York on Jan 14, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Nalex from New York

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
 
4.25 by eddiefl from New York on Jan 13, 2019
 
4.15 by okrent from New York on Jan 12, 2019
 
4 by fthegiants from California on May 25, 2017
 
4.07 by psychgawsple from Oregon on Jan 19, 2017
 
4.36 by Lare453 from Florida on Jan 16, 2017
 
4.02 by jvillefan from California on Dec 26, 2016
 
4.31 by WeisGuy from New York on Dec 17, 2016
 
4 by Lucoli from New York on Dec 14, 2016
 
4.39 by mrchrisray from Ohio on Nov 26, 2016
 
3.98 by HopBroker from Washington on Nov 15, 2016
 
3.98 by smi69 from New York on Nov 11, 2016
 
4 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Oct 28, 2016
 
4.04 by spycow from Illinois on Oct 09, 2016
 
4.06 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Sep 15, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 133 ratings