Light Year | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light Year is a Double IPA prominently featuring Wai-iti and Galaxy with background notes of Mosaic and Citra. Firmly operating in our hop candy mode, we taste typical Southern Hemisphere “purple fruit” notes, pineapple, dank, and spun sugar.


Added by vfgccp on 12-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,396
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
147
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Photo of Khaack
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cambabeer
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is really hoppy and dank with some cabbage notes, fresh cut grass and pineapple juice. Taste follows with intense hops and juicy fruits, mostly pineapple and sweet passion fruit. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. Really nice one, intense and hoppy.

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Photo of MephistosCafe
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i agree with the description on this one that it is very much like hop candy, which is not to say the beer is sweet at all, maybe a little in the middle, but thats certainly not the takeaway from this commentary, instead its like the hops are so concentrated, so fresh, and so fruity and almost crystalline that they appear like candy in the complexion of this, candied orange, candied white grape, pineapple rock candy, sweet melons, its insane really in both aroma and flavor, this is hazy ipa done right! there is no trace of its alcohol strength at all, and even though there is a little doughy density to the malt side, this drinks easy to me. the new zealand hops are so unique, and this is a cool way to feature them, so forward and dry hoppy, but the taste is as pungent as the nose i swear. lime and peach notes in the taste at the moment that its sweet, i dont think there is any lactose in here or anything though. resolved in the finish, even without any real bitterness from the hops. citra is the last thing i taste, but there is so much that comes before it from all these hops. a really smart beer, on the edge of overdosed but without any vegetal green harshness that so many have at this level. i loved it and i want more!

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jykleo
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap @Grimm on 12/15.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head leaves a ring of lacing before settling into a thin ring.

The aroma is earthy, floral, and dank. Lots of grapefruit and orange rind with some overripe mangoes and pineapple.

The flavor follows suit, with grapefruit and orange leading the way. Lots of mangoes and fresh pineapple with a finish of earthy pine.

The feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very smooth, yet a touch too oily.

Overall, a very good DIPA. It's dank, it's tropical, it's citrusy, and it's highly drinkable despite the high ABV.

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Photo of mflamar
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsf14
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange. Foamy, tall white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells citrus, grapefruit, tropical, pineapple, light dankness and floral hints.

Tastes orange, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, tropical, light fruity sweetness and light vegetal. Finish is dry with citrus peel linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can thanks to swedes21

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Photo of msscott1973
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGent
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Light Year from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 147 ratings