Kinetic Cloud | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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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
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
4.99%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 17
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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of edthehead
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of chivermac
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Emersonio
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at The Jeffery in NYC. Pour: On draft poured into a tulip glass. Appearance: Very light straw in color. Somewhat hazy. Lots of effervescence. Arrived with a large frothy white head. Reduced to a thin film after settling. Moderate glass lacing present. Aroma: Sourish smell on the initial whiff. Citrus notes show up most notably in the lemon category. Earthy with hints of grass. Taste: Somewhat sour with lemony citrus. Follows the nose. Feel is light and crisp. Very drinkable. A bit of barnyard and earthy qualities on the sip. Aftertaste: The mild sour quality lasts throughout, leaving a lingering lemony citrus. The backend reveals some of the malt that is hidden by the initial sour and citrus. Notes: Nice beer. The sour and citrus is pronounced throughout. Well crafted and mellow despite a forward combination of sour and citrus. Result/Rating: Very good/ 4 out of 5.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

yet another grimmer bottle that I snagged when fresh that took me a bit to get to. this one is dated September 2016, so a few.months on her.

really cris golden sour w a nice tart lemon from th still present dry hop (which I find adds lasting effects to sours vs the quick fade from an ipa). tart juiciness with an almost crooked stave like vibe to the bite. very refreshing and enjoyable. love grimm.

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4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bottle dated September 2016

Pours foggy hazy yellow-gold with a large creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like lychee fruit, juicy grapes, musty passionfruit, tart guava, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange citrus, spice, bready crackery malt, oak, with dank floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sour acidic lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange citrus, some spice, pineapple, passionfruit, tart guava, lychee fruit, white wine, grapes, mild bready crackery malt, oak, with dank floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice dry-hopped sour ale.

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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of spycow
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cfalls
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - clear, yellow, white head fades fast

S - tart lemon, sea salt, overall pretty mild

T - good balance of tart, hoppy, with a mild sweetness, sourdough finish

F - light and highly carbonated

O - crushable, nice balance

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrchrisray
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Kinetic Cloud from Grimm Artisanal Ales
4.21 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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