Kinetic Cloud | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.15/5
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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

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#3,295
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
105
pDev:
5.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by mrchrisray:
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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of CNoj012
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy, very dull, light golden straw color reminiscent of watered down lemonade. The head is 2 fingers, creamy and bright white with very solid retention for the style. There are also some rings of lacing left in its wake.

The smell is sour acidic lemon, some rubber tire funk, oak and some citrus and tropical fruit hop notes.

Taste is similar. Starts off juicy and fruity, then you really get the oak mid sip before an excellent mix of funk, sour and bitterness on the finish. Wonderful!

Feel is light and crisp. Very refreshing and ridiculously crushable.

Overall this beer is awesome. A lot of the Grimm dry hopped sours are excellent as far as hop flavors, but really lack a tart/sour punch. Not the case for this beer. It is certainly not going to melt the enamel off your teeth, but I'd give it a 6 out of 10 on the pucker scale, while to me most of their other offerings are about 3 or 4.

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

This one pours a hazy and very light yellow, with a small head, visible bubbles, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like sour stone fruit, lemon juice, grapefruit, and sour apple.

This is in the upper 50% of Grimm sours, but...I'm gonna be honest- they're all kinda running together for me. They're all very good, but all of these dry hopped sours are kinda feeling the same after a while. It's got a little bit of a sour brine thing, with a prickly taste, some sour peach and apricot, grapefruit, and fresh squeezed lemon juice.

This is light bodied, with a crisp and clean sourness to it, and a good level of carbonation.

This isn't substantially different than other dry-hopped Grimm sours, but it's still good.

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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 spacemanspiff13
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schinebd
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike for this one. 22oz. capped bomber into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is lemon, citrus and ginseng. Real herbal with a spritzy tartness. Solid but strange. Beer opens lemon, lime and citrus tartness. Some melon in the middle mixed with ginseng and other floral and herbal notes. Light bodied with ample carbonation. This one goes down quenching with a puckering, tart finish.

A very odd sour to be sure but this is worth a try. The flavor profile isn't something you'll come across regularly.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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 broadway848
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 ArtZan
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of logicalparadox
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wedge
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw topped by a large head of clingy white foam. Airy fresh aromas tinged with funk...lemon, earth, grapefruit, hay, and wood. Flavor is a bold hit of sour lemon, woody dryness, lemongrass, apricot, and a slight green pepper note. Light, fluffy feel with an acidity that dries out the gums. Not quite as juicy as the other "kenisis" sours I've had, but an interesting, refreshing beer for sure.

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Kinetic Cloud from Grimm Artisanal Ales
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