Kinetic Cloud | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.15/5
Exceptional
105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak-conditioned dry hopped sour featuring NZ hop varietals Wai-iti, Wakatu, and Kohatu.

Added by superspak on 07-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,723
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
105
pDev:
5.3%
 
 
Wants:
2
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19
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0
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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on tap at Depot Street Tavern, Milford, MA
Served in a snifter

Hazy, pale straw yellow appearance. The body was topped by a thin film of bright white froth. Minimal spotty lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was really snappy and bright. Big tart lemon notes. Some lactic sourness was also noticeable. Fairly musty. Lots of crisp wheatiness. Fruity. Passionfruit was apparent.

The flavor was similar to the nose but less interesting. Again, tart lemon notes dominated. Lots of lacto sourness. Crisp and wheaty. The beer turned even more sour as it moved along the palate. Bit of rindy bitterness on the back end and in the finish.

Medium bodied, frothy mouthfeel. Creamy and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence.

Kinetic Cloud is another highly refreshing and overall enjoyable Grimm sour ale that seemed more in the vein of a Berliner Weisse than a typical American wild ale. Although it did not stand out much from many of their other sours, this is a well crafted beer for sure.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Whole Foods on the USW.
Pours a mildly hazy sun-kissed straw yellow with thin white head and nice lacing, smells like bright zesty lemon lime soda, guava, slight whiff of spicy/dank hops, taste is tropical fruit juice sweetness up front, lite guava and passionfruit, rounds out to lemony sourness that lingers, light with bright carbonation. Tropically sour delight.

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light creamy head, light lacing, super murky banana orange cookie

Nose tart citrus fruit, little lemony and orange, stone fruit, grapefruit, grassy herbal hops, creamy wheat

Taste tart, lemony citrus, little tart unripe tangerine, zest, creamy wheat, passion fruit and tropical notes, mild grassy hop, juicy citrus as mild stone fruit, big grapefruit, tart.

Mouth is med to lighter bod creamy, decent fluffy carb

Overall pretty nice

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.14/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light and fluffy. Yum!

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Photo of BAsbill
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks completely opaque straw with creamy white head. Moderate retention, and some spotty lacing.
The aroma is mildly tart, honeydew melon, green apple skin, white peach, pineapple, white grape, white wine, slight grass.
The palate delivers lemon peel, white peach, pineapple, honeydew melon, white grape, white wine, and green apple.
The mouthfeel is medium, somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation.
A really great sour. Tons of dry hop character.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c_tails
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chivermac
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kinetic Cloud from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 105 ratings