Frou Frou
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #322
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,655
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 5.71%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
53
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Gots
  10
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Frou Frou is a juicy, draft-only delight featuring the fruitiest hop in the game: Australian Galaxy. Oh you fancy, huh?
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 53
Photo of dar482
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a light amber color

The beer is juicy with mango, papaya, watermelon, ruby red grapefruit, biscuity sweetness, pine and rye spice lingering. It ends up leaning a bit sweet and sticky compared the lighter hop juice bombs that we are familiar with from the Grimms.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

snagged a pour at local watering hole (and fine pub food) Morrisons in plainview, ny. really nice brew, refereshing, but dominated by tangerine. a bit overly sweet and even a tad syrupy. enjoyable though.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours a mostly clear orange with a nice inch of foam that leaves webby lacing. Smell is super fruity--peaches, pineapple, mango, a bit of orange. The taste is fruity but adds a spicy, herbal quality towards the finish, along with a slightly tart citrus flavor. Ends with a modest and pleasing pine resin bitterness. Feel is a slightly thick medium, chewy, sticky and substantial, especially for the ABV. Another outstanding and unique IPA from Grimm.

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Photo of adami212
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Took this beer home in 32oz crowler, poured into tulip glass. This beer had huge white fluffy head (at least an inch) and leaves some good spotted lacing throughout. Can smell the hops but not overpowering. Taste is juicy with a slight sweetness at the end, no malt character displayed. Moderate feel. Stays on the tongue bitter but wears off quickly. Wouldnt call this a juice bomb by any means, but def juicier then ur normal ipa's. Its draft only so if u see it, its most def worth trying

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Photo of professorchow
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo.

A: Lovely hazy orange with a large, long-lasting white head and lots of lacing.

S: Citrus predominates, but notes of melon and pine.

T: Mmm. Citrus hits you first, but also tropical fruit, with a bitter, piney finish.

M: Full-bodied but with enough spritz.

This is one of my favorite IPAs in ages, maybe ever. Comparing it to beers I'd had a lot of in recent weeks and really think are excellent, Grapefruit Sculpin, on the one hand, and assorted Tree House brews, on the other, I would say if falls in between, in a (to me) really pleasing way: has some of the bitter dryness of the former and the dank tropical notes of the latter. I raced across town to buy this when I heard there was a bit left on tap. In the cosmic scheme, that's probably an odd use of time--but the first sip said otherwise. Shared it with some folks who like beer but not in an obsessive way, and their amusement at my antics shifted when they had their first sips, too: everyone (IPA enthusiasts, all), thought this was exceptionally good.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Village Tavern, Geneseo. Pours straw-orange, hazy. Excellent generous head of perfect composition. Smells of citrus, slight pine, clean. Tastes excellent, slight malt complexity, Australian hops, not overly fruity. A tad too bitter in the aftertaste, but overall an excellent beer.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange, with a thick and tightly-packed head of white bubbles. The nose doesn't jump out of the glass at me, but I can detect scents akin to tropical fruits such as kiwi and mango backed by pine needles and perhaps a twinge of alcohol. Tastes much larger than it smells - huge melange of tropical fruits up front, with the aforementioned mango and kiwi (perhaps some strawberry?) stealing the show. Finishes with a bouquet of pine needles, hop oil, and vague floral notes. Wonderfully thick and smooth mouthfeel; perfect amount of carbonation to prevent its thickness from becoming syrupy. A touch of bitterness on the backend that gives it some pleasing bite as well.

Frou Frou is more of the same from Grimm, an excellent IPA. Would certainly seek this out if it were canned.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Beer Market in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a moderately hazed orange color, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, lots of pine, and a bit of rye spiciness.

I just absolutely love all Galaxy hopped beers, and this is a good one. There's a wonderful zesty and bitter Galaxy kick to this one, with lots of fruitiness, orange, grapefruit, kiwi, and some pineapple, with a big pine bitterness on the finish, and a hint of floral stuff.

There's a wonderfully creamy and grainy feel to this one, from the addition of oats and rye. It's pretty full bodied for the ABV, with a good level of carbonation.

Grimm continues to show that they know to kick out some wonderful IPA jams here.

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Frou Frou from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 53 ratings